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SideTracked Day 2021 - Evesham Celebration Event Community Celebration Event

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Hidden : Tuesday, 10 August 2021
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10 August 2021, 13:00 - 15:00

This is a special Community Celebration event, first scheduled for 2020 to celebrate 20 years of geocaching, and also the thirteenth anniversary of the first SideTracked Cache. However it was postponed for obvious reasons, so this year we celebrate 21 years and 14 years instead.

Whilst it was originally intended to hold the event in a nearby pub, it is recognised that not everyone will be happy with indoor events at this time and therefore the event will take place outside the station, as per previous years, on Tuesday 10th August, between 1 and 3pm. There will be the usual opportunities to chat with other cachers and discover and swap trackables.

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.

The first SideTracked Cache, GC15082 First Ever SideTracked - Evesham, was hidden at the station on 10th August 2007 by bikermel76, and is still active.

About Evesham Station

Evesham station, with a down local train, 14 April 1959
(c) Ben Brooksbank, CC BY-SA 2.0

Evesham railway station lies between Honeybourne and Pershore stations on the Cotswold Line between Oxford and Hereford via Worcester and Great Malvern.

The first major section of the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway (OWW), between Evesham and Stourbridge Junction, opened to public traffic on 3rd May 1852, the opening ceremony having been held on 1 May. Evesham was a terminus for just over a year, until the last major section of the OWW, from Evesham to Wolvercot Junction (to the north of Oxford), was opened on 4th June 1853. The OWW became the West Midland Railway in 1860, which in turn merged with the Great Western Railway in 1863.

Facing the present (former OWW) station across the car park is the former Midland Railway station of 1864 by the architect George Hunt. This was on the Ashchurch to Barnt Green Evesham loop line, which closed to passenger traffic in June 1963 and completely a year later. The original timber buildings from this station were taken to build Monsal Dale railway station in Derbyshire; the replacement stone structure still stands and is used for office accommodation. The rest of the site has been redeveloped as a housing estate.

Community Celebration Events - 2020

This Event is part of a limited release of Community Celebration Events to celebrate 20 years of geocaching. Geocachers hosted events between May 2, 2020 and December 31, 2020. Learn more about Community Celebration Events on the Geocaching Blog.

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