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VS#1689 Albury

A cache by SophieBrown Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 10/15/2019
1.5 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

This is another in the Village Sign series of geocaches.

Albury's history goes back well over a thousand years. Its name comes from the Old English ald (old), burh (fortification). In the Domesday Book it was listed as Eldeberie. An alternate etymology states that Eldeberie derives from 'Alderbury', alluding to the prevalence of alders on the banks of the small but lively River Tillingbourne, which runs through the area. 

Albury's current location was originally the hamlet of Weston Street. The old village was mostly in what is now Albury Park, to the east, the village having 'drifted' westward in the 18th century, due to harassment of the residents by a landowner who wanted to develop the original village site as a park.

This village sign depicts the brick chimneys of Albury, designed by Augustus Pugin. There were originally 63 of them, each of a unique design. 

If anybody would like to expand this series please do. I would just ask that you let Smokeypugs know first so they can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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