Number 1465 in a series of caches where a red telephone box is in close proximity to a post box.
The only rules are that they have to be able to be photographed together, be not more than 100’ apart and the phone boxes have to be red.
# 1465 ~ Tong
At the listed coordinates you can find the Fine pair and you can also park here when you go in search of the cache. The building you can see behind the Fine pair started life as a gate Lodge to the North entrance to the Tong castle, which was on the oposite side of the road. The stone section is part of the lodge built around 1800 in Gothick style of the period, the brick section being a replacement for the front of the building, built around 1946. For along time the building served as the village Post Office. Listed Grade II.
To find the final location of the cache please answer the following questions to obtain numbers and then do the equation to work out the final coordinates.
1/. opposite the fine pair you will see a set of gates that use to be the entrance to Tong castle. can you tell me how many black bollards can you see on the left hand side of the gates? = A
2/. The gates are chained up. How many letters are in the colour of the lock? = B
3/. To the left of the phone box is a bench. How many letters are there in the forename on the brass plaque? = C
4/. Still looking at the brass plaque on the bench. what is the last digit of the year? = D
5/. Looking at the Postbox. What is the last digit of the Postbox number = E
6/. The Paragraph below the heading Other Collections how many letter i can you see = F
To find the final coordinates please work out the following equations
N52 (A)((E/A)-D) . ((A*D)-E)(C-B)(D+F)
W002 1((B*D)-F) . (B)(B-A)((D*E)-(D+F))
Checksum, The total for the 15 numbers add up to a 48
please note you can not drive to the cache. You can leave your car here and walk to the cache.
The A Fine Pair series is managed by mattd2k
If anybody would like to place 'A Fine Pair' of their own please do. I would just ask that you first visit www.afinepair.co.uk to request a number to avoid any duplication
mattd2k also keeps a public Bookmark List of this series. Once your cache is published please contact him via email@example.com to have yours added
While you are here in the Hamlet of Tong why dont you check out my other 6 Geocache Hides in the area
GC8V8Y2 FYI 451 - (TSoT ) ST BARTHOLOMEW's CHURCH
GC8V91D FYI 452 - (TSoT )COLLEGE FIELD
GC8V91K FYI 453 - (TSoT) INFIRMARY RUINS
GC8V905 FYI 455 - ALBRIGHTON
GC8V568 CHURCH MICRO 13371 TONG - ST BARTHOLOMEW'S
GC8V8XM VILLAGE HALL SERIES #757 - TONG PARISH HALL