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SideTracked - Bootle (Cumberland)

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Hidden : 01/08/2020
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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 Related webpage:

http://www.cumbria-railways.co.uk/herbert-norman-stubbs-ammunition-explosion-1945.html

 

 On the 22nd of March 1945 an ammunition train exploded at Bootle Station. The driver, Harold Goodhall was killed, and the fireman, Norman Stubbs, was knocked temporarily unconscious. After coming round Mr Stubbs continued to place detonators on the track to warn approaching trains, before driving their engine to Silecroft Station to report the incident. For his actions that evening Mr Stubbs was awarded the George Medal and the Order of Industrial Heroism (worker's V.C.).

There is nothing at Bootle Station to commemorate  the events of that day. This cache is based on newspaper articles from the time. You need to read the articles and find the answers to the following questions. The link above should  open the articles, or they are all below.

The cache can be found at N54 17. A B C’ W03 23. D E F’

A: Driver Goodhall had a son aged 1A years.

B: The Bth wagon caught fire.

C: The crater was 10C feet long.

D: The number of letters after Sir Cyril Hurcomb’s name = D

E. Its roar rattled windows E0 miles away.

F. Thomas Wilkinson, 17F Roose Road, Barrow

Checksum is 36.

In order to help with this the ‘Additional hint’ section lists which answer can be found in which article.

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 on the SideTracked Series website at www.sidetrackedseries.info https://www.sidetrackedseries.info
 











Daily Mail 1945

Daily Mail 26th March 1945

Barrow Eveing Mail March 1945

Barrow Eveing Mail March 1945

West Cumberland Times April 1945

West Cumberland Times April 1945

North Western Evening Mail April 1945

North Western Evening Mail April 1945

George Medal Letter from Ministry of Transport 1945

George Medal Letter from Ministry of Transport

Letter from Millom Council 1945

Letter from Millom Council and LMSR 1945

Rail News March 1985 Part 1

Rail News March 1985 Part 1

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 on the SideTracked Series website at www.sidetrackedseries.info https://www.sidetrackedseries

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Cache - and a quarter

Articles

A- Courageous

B - 2 heroes

C - His action 

D - Ministry of 

E - 2 heroes

F - Echo of Bootle]

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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