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SideTracked - Walthamstow Central Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 11/26/2019
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1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This cache is a replacement for one I originally set up in 2016 but eventually archived after issues at the GZ.  It's in a slightly different location and hopefully a nice easy find.  Be warned - the area can get extremely busy at rush hour so use maximum stealth please.


About SideTracked Caches


This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More information can be found at the SideTracked Website


About Walthamstow Central Station


The station was opened by the Great Eastern Railway (as Hoe Street) in 1870 when a line was opened from Lea Bridge to a temporary station called Shern Hall Street which was east of the Hoe Street station. The line that the Chingford branch uses today was opened two years later in 1872 with the branch being extended later to Chingford in 1873

The line was electrified in the late 1950s with electric services commencing on 12 November 1960. Early services were formed of Class 305 EMUs but initial technical problems with these saw replacements by Class 302 and Class 304 EMUs.

The station became an interchange station and the eastern terminus of the Victoria line with Underground services starting on 1 September 1968. The station's present name was changed at this time. The platforms for the Victoria line (like all stations on the Victoria line) are underground. On each Victoria Line platform there is a distinctive mosaic which reflects the local history or place name. Walthamstow Central's refers to William Morris, a notable nineteenth century designer associated with the Arts and Crafts Movement, who lived in the area.


Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)