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War Memorial #1381 ~ West Willoughby

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Hidden : 12/03/2020
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   small (small)

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Geocache Description:


War Memorial, West Willoughby

 

West Willoughby War Memorial is a Grade II listed structure, achieving the status on 11 July 2018.

The memorial is extremely unusual and is probably unique in the UK.

It features a timber cavalry cross, with a bronze figure and a brick base.

Reminiscent of the Roman Catholic shrines found on the Western Front, such as those at Neuve Chapelle and Bazentin la Petit, the war memorial at West Willoughby is in the form of a decorated crucifix. It is located near the former South Lodge entrance once leading to West Willoughby Hall. It commemorates 12 local servicemen who died during the First World War. Following the Second World War, a dedication was added to commemorate the seven fallen of that conflict.

In 1978 the memorial was found to be in a poor state of repair by ex-serviceman Mr Harold Evitts of Grantham, aged 84, who had been a Japanese prisoner of war. He refurbished the memorial. In 2003 the memorial was repaired and repainted and a new oak name-plaque created by Messrs James Nettelberry of Ancaster.

 

 

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THE CACHE

 

To the left of the memorial is a small drainage cover. Convert the letters to their places in the alphabet.

The cache can be found at:

N 52 58. A B C

W 000 33. D E F

Where:

A - ((Letter 1 - Letter 3) + Letter 4

B - Letter 2

C - ((Letter 1 - Letter 3) + (Letter 2 + Letter 4)

D - Letter 4

E - Letter 4

F - Letter 4

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The series is dedicated to those who fought for their country. "We will remember them!”

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 through their profile page or justustwo1013@gmail.com
so they can keep track of the 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)

O B G - Cyrnfr er-uvqr jryy

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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