An unusual place for a village sign even if I do say so myself.
This location saw some terrible rioting only a few years ago and since then funding and community spirit has seen vast improvements. So much so it has been awarded its own village sign. The sign commemorates the company and bell such that the original still chimes in the Town Hall on Katherine Street should you want to go and listen.
About Village Sign Caches
This cache belongs to the Village Sign Series, a series of caches based on ornate signs that depict the heritage, history and culture of the villages that put them up (generally on the village green!).
The signs can be made of different materials from fibreglass to wood, from forged steel to stone. They can depict anything from local industry to historical events. The tradition probably started in Norfolk or Suffolk and has now spread across most of the country so we thought we would base a series on them!
More information and statistics can be found at the Village Signs Website - https://www.villagesignseries.co.uk
To find the cache at the sign ...
Small plaque has a year in which the foundry originated ABCD
On the pavement is a manhole cover for TfL - the kite standard number begins EN. Let the number after be XYZ.
To find the cache use:-
N 51 23.(X-A)(Y+Z)(D+Y) W 000 06.(Z)(B-Y)(C+A+X)
Photo's of you at the village sign would be nice but not obligatory, but try to avoid spoilers.
The cache is a short walk away and unfortunately the parking around here is bad. Very busy area but plenty of paid street parking all around. Free evenings and Sundays. The cache is in a very high muggle area so pretend to be on your mobile.
Cache is a replacement for https://coord.info/GC71ERZ as the hide I felt had become compromised so for now a more mundane type of hide but I don't want to lose the Village Sign.
You will need a pen.
If anybody would like to expand the Village Sign Series, please do. I would ask that you request a number for your cache first by filling in the new request form on the Village Sign Series website villagesignseries.co.uk https://www.villagesignseries.co.uk so we can keep track of the Village Sign numbers and names to avoid duplication.