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by whoisthechallenger
Sun Sep 25, 2016 7:17 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Bad article in the Times.
Replies: 4
Views: 1036

Re: Bad article in the Times.

I panicked when I saw the subject title: I wasn't aware of a Times article too!! I think its far too soon to say that this news article will make things worse. I have no idea if geocaches suffer as much theft as Letterboxes. Perhaps we'll see an article about this in the morning. Maybe in another pa...
by whoisthechallenger
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Old Clues
Replies: 3
Views: 621

Re: Old Clues

I totally agree with all that Gaffer2 said. It is worth noting that the world has turned - in every way - since those old clues were issued. Due to planet Earth's molten core, the bearings will all be between 4 and 5 degrees different now. That's if they were accurate to start with! Speaking from ex...
by whoisthechallenger
Fri May 13, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ebay stamp sale
Replies: 1
Views: 3568

Ebay stamp sale

I see that someone (helicopter902, if you know them!) is auctioning off a substantial circa 1990 Letterbox stamp collection on Ebay. It appears a new selection goes online each week. A starting price, per stamp, is 99p + 70p postage, if you're tempted. Have a look at the range - there are some class...
by whoisthechallenger
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: NEW MEMBERS
Replies: 23
Views: 13999

Re: NEW MEMBERS

Welcome to the site Claire! Its great to hear about new Dartmoor Letterboxers. The Meet traditionally begins at 10am on Clock Change Sundays. It is held at Lee Moor Village Hall (approx Grid Reference 572 618). The venue postcode & other info is on the http://www.dartmoorletterboxing.org homepage. S...
by whoisthechallenger
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:03 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Old catalogues
Replies: 4
Views: 1928

Re: Old catalogues

Hi Emma

For everyone's benefit: which season/years are your catalogues from?

Cheers!
by whoisthechallenger
Thu Dec 03, 2015 10:13 pm
Forum: How I started
Topic: Surprise encounter
Replies: 8
Views: 4977

Hi Greenview. A fascinating read! I found Snowdon Snowman on September 1st 1991, but the Letterbox has always stuck in my mind as a constant on that hill. I'm delighted to hear it is still there.
by whoisthechallenger
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Welcome to the "new site"
Replies: 14
Views: 4415

Of course! Many thanks, Mo!! :D
by whoisthechallenger
Mon Nov 30, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: Welcome to the "new site"
Replies: 14
Views: 4415

I can only echo the previous comments. Thanks to Simon, Nik and Tom for sorting all this out. I personally can't wait to see the exciting changes and updates! :D
by whoisthechallenger
Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: May 24th: International Plant-a-Letterbox Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2302

Not a fan of this idea how would it operate?
Well, perhaps a couple of special edition Letterboxing updates might be required. Prior, with Letterboxing rules reiterated, and after - with clues. It's just an idea about how we can encourage involvement, participation, and more boxes sited. :)
by whoisthechallenger
Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Letterboxing
Topic: May 24th: International Plant-a-Letterbox Day
Replies: 5
Views: 2302

May 24th: International Plant-a-Letterbox Day

I have just learnt this day existed! I'm prepared to be shot down in flames, but, is this something we could adopt - with 100 Club backing of course - to boost participation in the hobby on Dartmoor?

For "International", currently read North America.

http://www.atlasquest.com/press/plantabox.html
by whoisthechallenger
Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gazetteer of Dartmoor Names
Replies: 8
Views: 6096

A unique chance to find two copies of Mike Brown's book for sale together at Amazon.co.uk at the mo. Including a very rare opportunity to buy a good condition Gazetteer and "1998 supplement" too, although no details on what this supplement contains. This is the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer...
by whoisthechallenger
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Charity Events
Topic: Price of Charity Walks
Replies: 7
Views: 3011

A very good point well made, Mr Fox. If you sold your walk at £5, would you sell 50% of your clues? (Probably). If you sold your clues at £3, would you only sell half of them? (Probably not that many, but a 50p price hike can only afford a 15% drop in sales before your net gain is wiped out) That is...
by whoisthechallenger
Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Some retail therapy, anyone?
Replies: 0
Views: 5269

Some retail therapy, anyone?

Pick up a 1st edition of Samuel Rowe's Perambulation of Dartmoor. On ebay right now for £99.99 (no bids yet). http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/A-Perambulation-of-the-Ancient-amp-Royal-Forest-of-Dartmoor-by-Samuel-Rowe-1848-/251890177154?_trksid=p2054897.l4275 Dating from 1848, it is the perfect addition to...
by whoisthechallenger
Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Charity Events
Topic: Price of Charity Walks
Replies: 7
Views: 3011

Reviewing the maths in my previous post, I'd suggested that the price of the catalogue had fallen, but perhaps what I should have said was the annual cost to the letterboxer has fallen. The price-per-page has certainly risen since 2005! I don't know if there is any profit is in the book. I bet the p...
by whoisthechallenger
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Charity Events
Topic: Price of Charity Walks
Replies: 7
Views: 3011

You're right of course. £2.50 has been the standard price of a charity walk for a long time. £2.50 irrespective of the quality of stamps, number of boxes, charity chosen or quality of clues. The slow decline in Letterboxing may be the result of the cost of the hobby. Perhaps the effect of a long rec...