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War Memorial #914 - Headcorn - Mole's SOS

A cache by Deepdiggingmole Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/06/2019
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


Another in Mole's Series of Series – War Memorial #914

Some time ago (June 2009 through to August 2010) we had put together a series of caches and the theme of those was ‘Series’ – collectively known as Mole’s SOS (Series of Series)


Each cache was, in their own right, part of a group of caches (a series) around the country each following a theme linked to a landmark or object, such as churches, ponds and in this case War Memorials .
Each ‘series’ was devised by an individual cacher who either retained the series and developed it on their own such as the ‘ponds, dewponds and lakes’ series by martletsman or encouraged other cachers to add to the series with the request to advise the originator of a new addition in order to keep tabs of the increasing number and save duplication – such as the church micro series, which is managed by sadexploration (This is now the largest linked series of caches in the world)

There are some series of caches which do not get referred to by a rolling number allocated by the originator (like church micro #176), instead these others are referred to by their location – such as the motorway mayhem series where the motorway and the junction distinguish it from any other.
 

As a result 22 caches were put together highlighting 20 different series (if you want to find these search ‘Mole’s SOS’ in the cache name box, mainly found around the Tonbridge area)


Having moved away from Tonbridge in 2017 however, we adopted out the early part of the SOS series (the first 22) and these are now owned by cachers local to Tonbridge – all still active caches.
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So now adding to this series further... War Memorial series

Simply a series of geocaches placed nearby to and highlighting War Memorials.


This memorial stands in the middle of the High Street in Headcorn. It is in a cenoptaph style obelisk and is inset with red marble. The plaques commemorate those who died from World War 1 and 2. There are also plaques on the sides, one is a soldier charging with bayonet fixed and the other a naval gunner firing his gun. On the back you will see a black laurel wreath.
There are 37 names for World War 1 and 10 for World War 2.
 

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On to this cache :-

You will get most of your information from the plaques on the front and the final bit from nearby.

A = How many surnames begin with ‘R’ from WW1
B = How many surnames begin with ‘C’ from WW1
C = How many surnames begin with ‘E’ from WW1
D = How many surnames begin with ‘A’ from WW2
E = How many surnames begin with ‘L’ from WW2
F = Numerical value of the middle letter on the small black circular cover found very close

(Please be mindful that there may be wreath(s) placed since publication that will need to be moved slightly to get some of the answers, however all the while the wreaths are obscuring the info you may be able to source the info elsewhere)

Cache can be found at N51 09.(B*C)(B*E)(D+E) E000 37.(A+B)(A+F)(F+E)

Due to proximity and suitable locations the cache can be found around ½ mile from the Memorial
 


***** PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT *****
CACHES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE PLACED ON ACTUAL MEMORIALS OR WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF SUCH

AT ALL TIMES PLEASE TREAT LOCATIONS OF MEMORIALS WITH RESPECT



If you cannot find the cache, do not assume it missing and do not put a throwdown as a replacement. Maintenance is the responsibility of the CO – if any is required, please add a ‘Needs Maintenance’ log to highlight the issue.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Unatvat oruvaq gerr - cyrnfr yvsg vg hc pnershyyl

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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