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Re: The FCF AA BOX Challenge 2017-knock off the last 11!!

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Not many days left in 2016 now, so much kudos for any knocking off any before New Year :-D Original photo required as ever. Title changed now in preparation for 2017!
The remaining boxes in the Challenge.
Here's the full list of the now 11 unclaimed boxes in nice little groupings
South West England
456 Halfway House, Newton Poppleford, Devon: on A3052 (Exeter-Sidmouth) at junction with B3180
Wales
161 Nantyffin, Crickhowell, Powys: on A40 (Abergavenny-Brecon) at junction with Talgarth A479
289 Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion: at junction with A4120 (Devil’s Bridge-Ponterwyd) and Cwmystwyth B4574
580 Boduan, Gwynedd: on A497 (Nefyn-Pwllheli) around 1 mile south of junction with B4354
North West England
487 Dunmail Raise, Grasmere, Cumbria: on A591 (Grasmere-Keswick) at Raise House south of Thirlmere
Scotland
472 Cambus o’ May, Aberdeenshire: on A93 (Aberdeen-Braemar) near junction with Strathdon A97
504 Ardgay, Highland: at junction of A836 (Bonar Bridge-Tarlogie) and B9176
631 Brachla, Highland: on A82 (Fort Augustus-Inverness) around 4 miles north of Drumnadrochit
753 Glen Dye, Strachan, Aberdeenshire: between Bridge of Dye and Strachan on B974 at junction with Old Military Road
..and just a bit further south
Norfolk
530 Brancaster, Norfolk: on A149 (Hunstanton-Wells) around 300 metres west of junction with Common Lane, Brancaster Staithe
Jersey
687 Trinity, Jersey: at junction of Rue du Presbytere and Rue des Picots, Trinity
Anyone planning a trip to Jersey in 2017?

Regards Neil

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No, but I'll be doing a trip to Wales next year to see a young man who has just been born into a world of old Citroens ;)

I've been near the one in Ceredigion on many occasions when Robyn was in Uni at Aberystwyth. I can combine that one with a visit to the Vale of Rheidol Railway ;)

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I have a trip to Jersey planned. I've just moved to near Southampton and Dad works in Jersey.

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elma wrote:I have a trip to Jersey planned. I've just moved to near Southampton and Dad works in Jersey.
CitroJim wrote:No, but I'll be doing a trip to Wales next year to see a young man who has just been born into a world of old Citroens ;)

I've been near the one in Ceredigion on many occasions when Robyn was in Uni at Aberystwyth. I can combine that one with a visit to the Vale of Rheidol Railway ;)
Now that is very encouraging :-D . Looks like despite the "What do you know about Norfolk thread?" the Brancaster Box remains a difficult nut to crack. The Dunmail Rise Box is on the tourist road past some of the Lake District's most visited locations for me the easiest of the lot surprised I haven't had occasion to knock that one off yet. Once a few more fall, the obsession to complete the task will spread. :-D

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I'm a bit dissapointed I missed the Gwynedd one. I shall attempt to visit it with the Xantia next time I'm in Wales even if Jim beats me to it.
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elma wrote: I shall attempt to visit it with the Xantia next time I'm in Wales even if Jim beats me to it.
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James, you do that one and I'll do the Ceredigion one ;)

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Deal, Ceredigions beautiful so you're not losing out at all.

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Now all those pesky leaves are off the trees, I've gone back to Halcon Corner in Taunton to have another go at trying to work out where the person taking the photo was standing, the location of the signs and a more accurate idea of where the AA box was.

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Love it Kev and it brings back a few memories I can tell you! One very recently....

One of those signs points to my birthplace :)

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I knew it - you're a Druid aren't you Jim :mrgreen:

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myglaren wrote:I knew it - you're a Druid aren't you Jim :mrgreen:
No, 4th or 5th generation Eastern European Steve..

I can't be a Druid; I hate Stonehenge so much I'll only be happy when it's used as hardcore for an A303 dual carriage way through where it currently stands...

This comes from 40 years of suffering traffic jams past the infernal and frankly useless structure...

It's only a pile of old stones. What's the interest in that I ask?

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I think we have had a very near miss for Box 504!
NewcastleFalcon wrote: The remaining boxes in the Challenge.
Here's the full list of the now 11 unclaimed boxes in nice little groupings
South West England
456 Halfway House, Newton Poppleford, Devon: on A3052 (Exeter-Sidmouth) at junction with B3180
Wales
161 Nantyffin, Crickhowell, Powys: on A40 (Abergavenny-Brecon) at junction with Talgarth A479
289 Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion: at junction with A4120 (Devil’s Bridge-Ponterwyd) and Cwmystwyth B4574
580 Boduan, Gwynedd: on A497 (Nefyn-Pwllheli) around 1 mile south of junction with B4354
North West England
487 Dunmail Raise, Grasmere, Cumbria: on A591 (Grasmere-Keswick) at Raise House south of Thirlmere
Scotland
472 Cambus o’ May, Aberdeenshire: on A93 (Aberdeen-Braemar) near junction with Strathdon A97
504 Ardgay, Highland: at junction of A836 (Bonar Bridge-Tarlogie) and B9176
631 Brachla, Highland: on A82 (Fort Augustus-Inverness) around 4 miles north of Drumnadrochit
753 Glen Dye, Strachan, Aberdeenshire: between Bridge of Dye and Strachan on B974 at junction with Old Military Road
..and just a bit further south
Norfolk
530 Brancaster, Norfolk: on A149 (Hunstanton-Wells) around 300 metres west of junction with Common Lane, Brancaster Staithe
Jersey
687 Trinity, Jersey: at junction of Rue du Presbytere and Rue des Picots, Trinity


Anyone planning a trip to Jersey in 2017?
Regards Neil

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NewcastleFalcon wrote:I think we have had a very near miss for Box 504!
NewcastleFalcon wrote: The remaining boxes in the Challenge.
Here's the full list of the now 11 unclaimed boxes in nice little groupings
South West England
456 Halfway House, Newton Poppleford, Devon: on A3052 (Exeter-Sidmouth) at junction with B3180
Wales
161 Nantyffin, Crickhowell, Powys: on A40 (Abergavenny-Brecon) at junction with Talgarth A479
289 Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion: at junction with A4120 (Devil’s Bridge-Ponterwyd) and Cwmystwyth B4574
580 Boduan, Gwynedd: on A497 (Nefyn-Pwllheli) around 1 mile south of junction with B4354
North West England
487 Dunmail Raise, Grasmere, Cumbria: on A591 (Grasmere-Keswick) at Raise House south of Thirlmere
Scotland
472 Cambus o’ May, Aberdeenshire: on A93 (Aberdeen-Braemar) near junction with Strathdon A97
504 Ardgay, Highland: at junction of A836 (Bonar Bridge-Tarlogie) and B9176
631 Brachla, Highland: on A82 (Fort Augustus-Inverness) around 4 miles north of Drumnadrochit
753 Glen Dye, Strachan, Aberdeenshire: between Bridge of Dye and Strachan on B974 at junction with Old Military Road
..and just a bit further south
Norfolk
530 Brancaster, Norfolk: on A149 (Hunstanton-Wells) around 300 metres west of junction with Common Lane, Brancaster Staithe
Jersey
687 Trinity, Jersey: at junction of Rue du Presbytere and Rue des Picots, Trinity


Anyone planning a trip to Jersey in 2017?
Regards Neil
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Thanks to the efforts of Davie and Chris only 8 boxes remain.

So we have one in Devon, one a short scenic detour off the M6 in Cumbria, three in deepest Wales, two in Scotland, and what will ultimately be the coup de grace I would think.....one in Jersey.

If you can contribute towards the challenge as you drive out and about please do.

The one in the Lakes at Dunmail rise near Grasmere should have gone by now at my own hands, but looks like I haven't been to that part of the Lakes for over 2 years now. Can hardly believe it as I would normally class myself as a regular Lakes visitor.
The 8 remaining boxes in the Challenge.
Here's the full list of the now 8 unclaimed boxes in nice little groupings
South West England
456 Halfway House, Newton Poppleford, Devon: on A3052 (Exeter-Sidmouth) at junction with B3180
Wales
161 Nantyffin, Crickhowell, Powys: on A40 (Abergavenny-Brecon) at junction with Talgarth A479
289 Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion: at junction with A4120 (Devil’s Bridge-Ponterwyd) and Cwmystwyth B4574
580 Boduan, Gwynedd: on A497 (Nefyn-Pwllheli) around 1 mile south of junction with B4354
North West England
487 Dunmail Raise, Grasmere, Cumbria: on A591 (Grasmere-Keswick) at Raise House south of Thirlmere
Scotland
472 Cambus o’ May, Aberdeenshire: on A93 (Aberdeen-Braemar) near junction with Strathdon A97
753 Glen Dye, Strachan, Aberdeenshire: between Bridge of Dye and Strachan on B974 at junction with Old Military Road
Jersey
687 Trinity, Jersey: at junction of Rue du Presbytere and Rue des Picots, Trinity
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Re: The FCF AA BOX Challenge 2017-Only 10 left now!!

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First horizontal AA box I've seen Neil... I guess you had to lay down to make the call? At least you could have a rest from the exhaustion brought on by having broken down and struggled to the box ;)