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War Memorial #1705 ~ Ballantrae Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 02/19/2022
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


This geoache is part of the War Memorial Series.

The memorial stands below the ruins of the castle. The Ballantrae war memorial is a grey granite Celtic cross with wheel-head and bosses set on a low tapering shaft which rests on a large square pedestal. The commemoration and names of the dead are set in lead lettering on the faces of the pedestal. The names of the WW1 dead are listed according to the year of death, including names up until 1920. The dedication is on the base of the shaft, and the WW2 names are on the 9 o'clock face of the base of the shaft. The WW1 names are on the 6 o'clock, 3o'clock and 9 o'clock faces of the pedestal. Contemporary postcards show that the shaft, as built, was much higher. It is not known when it was lowered. The memorial is on an elevated site near the Castle ruins overlooking the coast and river, at the junction with the Stinchar valley Road at the south end of the village. 

The cache is not on the memorial but is close by. If trying to find you will need to bring your own pen. 

There is a web page for the series https://warmemorialseries.co.uk and a facebook page, just search War Memorial Geocaching. If anybody would like to expand to this series please do, I would just ask that you could let Just-Us-Two know first at justustwo1013@gmail.com so they can keep track of the memorial numbers and names to avoid any duplication.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Yrnir ab fgbar haghearq.

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)