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War Memorial #893 ~ Pelton

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Hidden : 11/11/2019
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


Pelton War Memorial


Pelton Parish Council launched a campaign in June 2018 to raise the funds required to create the memorial, which will sit in Pelton Cemetery, there are 28 War Graves Commission burials from the two world wars sited in the cemetery.
Darlington-based master stonemason David France was commissioned to create the memorial, which features a cross, a steel soldier’s helmet and a steel poppy on the front. The monument is made from a 12.5 tonne piece of sandstone taken from the Witton Fell quarry at Leyburn in North Yorkshire.
An official dedication and unveiling ceremony led by Reverend John Lintern, vicar of Pelton Holy Trinity Church took place on 20th October 2019.
The steel helmet is a copy of the Brodie helmet worn by Tommies during World War 1. The helmet was designed by Latvian, Leopold Janno Braude, anglicized to John Leopold Brodie. It was designed to protect the soldier from shrapnel shell projectiles bursting from above the trenches rather than direct rifle shots. By the end of the First World War around nine million of these 'tin hats' has been made.

The cache is about the size of a 35mm container. To find it you need to read the words on the front of the memorial.

N 54° 52.ABC W 1° 37.DEF

A Number of times the letter W is used
B Number of letters in the first two words PLUS number of words
C Number of letters in the last word PLUS number of words
D Number of letters in the first word
E Number of letters in the first two words MINUS number of letters in the last word
F Number of letters in the last word PLUS number of times the letter F is used

The checksum of the 6 digits is 30.


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If anyone would like to place a War Memorial Cache of your own then please do so. We would ask if you do so please contact Just-us-Two at www.warmemorialseries.co.uk so they can keep track of numbers

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*****PLEASE NOTE IMPORTANT *****

****PHYSICAL CACHES ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE PLACED ON THE ACTUAL MEMORIAL
OR WITHIN THE BOUNDARY OF SUCH MEMORIALS AT ALL TIMES TREAT LOCATIONS
OF MEMORIALS WITH RESPECT. ****

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Haqre gur fgrc

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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