1:11pm Wednesday 14th August 2013
A CRADLEY vicar has created a treasure hunt in the town to help people understand the history of the town.
Reverend Katryn Leclézio, from St Peter’s Church, has used the GPS hide and seek game Geochaching to leave interesting artefacts around Cradley.
And the vicar is hoping families give the treasure hunt a try and learn about local history in the process.
She said: “It’s a wonderful way for families to spend time doing something together.” “The Cradley Trail can be done together with some caches already set in an around Cradley. “There’s my saftness series, a puzzle cache and some other more recent multicaches to do as well.
She added: “It can be a great day out, or several days out with your family and friends and during August Geocaching.com have set a challenge of finding a cache a day and getting an online souvenir badge.
“And enthusiasts take the trouble of picking up rubbish they find and disposing of it. So areas get cleared up while you have fun treasure hunting.”
Rev Leclézio’s trail is already getting rave reviews online with one reviewer writing: “What an amazing spot! I would have expected this building to be moved to the Black Country Museum.
“I have driven past here many times and did not know this little bit of Black Country heritage still existed.“
Rev Leclézio added: “Through Geocaching I’ve discovered all sorts of lovely and interesting spots. “Local people place caches in places of beauty or of interest and so I not only see something inspiring but usually learn something too and ne of my favourite series is the canal series from Old Hill to Bumble Hole, I just love Luke Perry’s moorhens’ antics along the canal tow path.”
Visit www.geocaching.com for more information about the treasure hunt.
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