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by John
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Missing or Damaged Letterboxes
Topic: Royal Mail Deliveries - Wedlake Farm
Replies: 1
Views: 132

Royal Mail Deliveries - Wedlake Farm

Found the above box yesterday (by accident). The box had some water in it, and the book was completely soggy. It's not listed in the Spring catalogue, so I assume it is part of a charity walk.
by John
Sat May 23, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Charity Events
Topic: Latest batch of charity walks in the update
Replies: 1
Views: 2559

Thanks for that! I was about to submit a post asking what was box 48917. I found it by chance. I see it is part of one of the new charity walks. Perhaps I should send them a donation since I have 'used' their stamp?? :?
by John
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Observation posts?
Replies: 13
Views: 8609

Hmm, okay lets try again with the URL: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121026065214/http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/EBF59C8C-8B0E-4349-B40B-B6566B658959/0/Okehampton_Artillery_Range_Observation_Posts.pdf Or use the 'rapidlibrary.com' URL and then just click on the 'The National Archives' ...
by John
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Observation posts?
Replies: 13
Views: 8609

Further to your question though. The ministry of defence have a list available online in pdf format of their 'stuff' in Okehampton Military Range. Locate it here: http://94.236.30.88/NR/rdonlyres/EBF59C8C-8B0E-4349-B40B-B6566B658959/0/Okehampton_Artillery_Range_Observation_Posts.pdf Thanks for this...
by John
Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:05 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: List of boxes 1 to 100?
Replies: 12
Views: 5995

Box number 28 - 'Belstone' - is still listed in the catalogue.

Good for you on reinstating some of these old boxes though :)
by John
Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Missing or Damaged Letterboxes
Topic: Fire at Chat Tor
Replies: 5
Views: 3752

Was this an actual fire or swaling?
by John
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Observation posts?
Replies: 13
Views: 8609

Sowerby Streaker wrote:Here you are - the complete list and the state they are in:-

OP18 61733 88553 Demolished. No remains found. Location unknown!!
:? Not sure why this one gives a grid ref but then says location unknown!




John.
by John
Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: List of boxes 1 to 100?
Replies: 12
Views: 5995

Re: List 1 - 100

Hi, I have a list from No.1 to the latest box. I do have a couple of empty numbers and some numbers that were never used and numbers for boxes that were numbered twice. Noddy I'm curious as to how you obtained such a list? And why some numbers were not used. Ironically I was thinking the other day ...
by John
Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Observation posts?
Replies: 13
Views: 8609

Thanks for the replies, they will help a lot :)



John.
by John
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Observation posts?
Replies: 13
Views: 8609

Observation posts?

Hello, The OS stopped marking the Army Observation Posts (OPs) on their maps years ago. I thought I had kept an old map with them still marked on, apparently I did not :( I noticed a clue in the new catalogue that mentioned (I think!) OP16. However, I have no idea where OP16 is or indeed (almost) an...
by John
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: List of boxes 1 to 100?
Replies: 12
Views: 5995

List of boxes 1 to 100?

Hello, I feel that this may have been asked before, albeit a long time ago, but does anyone have a list of the letterboxes from 1 to 100 or some part of it? I imagine quite a few of them are no longer maintained at all, and no doubt gone, but I was thinking it might be nice (?) to try and get round ...
by John
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Navigation
Topic: Compass cord?
Replies: 10
Views: 8590

foxy wrote:You could try ebay
Tried it - no luck.
by John
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Navigation
Topic: Compass cord?
Replies: 10
Views: 8590

kk wrote:just keep the cord you have and attach that to a Lanyard.
I was trying to avoid having knots anywhere.
by John
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Navigation
Topic: Compass cord?
Replies: 10
Views: 8590

Compass cord?

Hi,

I want to replace the length of cord on my compass with something longer. I gather the cord is generally 'mini paracord' or 'nylon tether cord'. However I can't seem to find anywhere to buy it from. Does anyone know where I might get some?



Thanks,

John.
by John
Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Catalogue colours?
Replies: 4
Views: 2994

Catalogue colours?

Just had quick look through some of my old catalogues and noticed the veritable rainbow of colours they come in! It made me wonder who decides on the catalogue colour (100 club, printer, publisher)?

Sorry to say it but I'm not too keen on this years pink colour! :?