OS bagging

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Re: OS bagging

Postby ambodach » 15 Sep 2018, 4:13pm

Thanks Lance most interesting. There is one just a couple of hundred yards from my house. Most get out there for a look.

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Re: OS bagging

Postby Cunobelin » 15 Sep 2018, 4:43pm

The arrow without the bar indicates MOD

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We got a felt tip marker and put arrows on the eggs, milk bottles, and managed to convince them that they were official MOD eggs and milk

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Re: OS bagging

Postby rashroad » 16 Sep 2018, 11:11am

I think its time I had a look to see how many can be found in wigan
sat on the edge of wigan pier

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Re: OS bagging

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 16 Sep 2018, 12:39pm

Bagged a few today. As soon as Mrs D opestrong gets home I'll get them to suck them out of her phone and into a pooter.
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Re: OS bagging

Postby Paulatic » 16 Sep 2018, 1:16pm

What a coincidence, I went onto the https://www.bench-marks.org.uk/ to see what was in my area. Top of the list of recently visited were all in my area. A guy named Kim Fallows had been out yesterday spotting them all.
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Re: OS bagging

Postby martin biggs » 16 Sep 2018, 1:46pm

Just one this morning

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Orton village church now belongs to Orton trust .

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Lance Dopestrong
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Re: OS bagging

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 17 Sep 2018, 10:33am

Flush bracket on the Grand Union canal, just North of the village of Gayton.

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Re: OS bagging

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 17 Sep 2018, 11:32am

St Mary's Church, Stoke Bruerne.

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Re: OS bagging

Postby Si » 17 Sep 2018, 11:51am

St Mary's Church, Stoke Bruerne.


Funnily enough, the story that I related up thread about having to do transects down country lanes was just down the road from there: Grafton Regis. Go find the bench mark there!

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Re: OS bagging

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 17 Sep 2018, 12:06pm

Grafton Regis is very close by to me. Where's the Benchmark? The church would be my best guess? I've already bagged the flush bracket on the canal bridge there.
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Re: OS bagging

Postby Si » 17 Sep 2018, 1:59pm

yep, IIRC it was the church but it was a very long time ago.

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Lance Dopestrong
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Re: OS bagging

Postby Lance Dopestrong » 17 Sep 2018, 3:25pm

Well, that's Thursday's ride taken care of!
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Re: OS bagging

Postby tim-b » 17 Sep 2018, 5:46pm

Hi
This might help someone...
National Library of Scotland OS maps. The OS 6" maps in the early 1900s seem to have most of the BMs marked. Four within 5 mins of me, I could only find one though
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Re: OS bagging

Postby RickH » 17 Sep 2018, 9:25pm

tim-b wrote:Hi
This might help someone...
National Library of Scotland OS maps. The OS 6" maps in the early 1900s seem to have most of the BMs marked. Four within 5 mins of me, I could only find one though
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NLS have much of England & Wales & a fair chunk of Scotland in 25inch to the mile maps scanned too if you want more detail. :D

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Re: OS bagging

Postby velorog » 18 Sep 2018, 5:43pm

I see the Bench Mark database contains a Waypoint reference. This is something I am not familiar with in this context. Is it connected to Geocaching? Could someone explain its use.