Club Info

Club Info

CATALOGUE. – Available 20th March 2017

The catalogue of Letterbox clues is obtainable from Sylvia Moore, 25 Sanderspool Cross, South Brent, Devon. TQ10 9LR. Please click here for details about the Catalogue.

 “THE 100 CLUB.” All Letterboxers who have visited 100 different letterboxes are welcome to join. To become enrolled and to get your badge, please write to, Stephanie Paul, Lower Burrows, Shilstone Lane, Throwleigh, Okehampton. EX20 2HX. Enclose a list of the 100 boxes that you have visited, and £3-00p. per white cloth badge required and a S.A.E. There are also blue badges for 200, and gold for 500 boxes. For those who have visited 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 & 4,000 different boxes, there are special laurel wreath cloth badges at £3-50p each, and for those having visited 5,000 or more boxes there is a rather special badge at £4-00p. Paper car stickers are also available for 100 Club members at 10p each, or  15p for two.

“100 CLUB” FOR DOGS.

Membership of “The 100 Club” has been extended to include our canine friends. Dogs who have visited 100 different “Letterboxes” with their owners can now become members of the 100 Club. They will then be entitled to wear “100 Club” dog tags on their collars.

These are available from Brian Cole, “Tower Trophies:, Greenbank, Station Road, Willand, Devon. EX15 2PR Telephone 01884 821850. Price £2-00p.

The reverse side can be engraved at an additional cost of 3p per letter or figure. Any one interested please contact Brian Cole with a SAE and he will allocate your dog its membership number, and supply the collar tag.

“Charity Walks”.

For those individuals and organisations wishing to put out a Charity Letterbox Walk in the Spring, please remember to obtain permission from D.N.P in plenty of time. Contact Sue Bishop 01626 831006, or visit their website www.dartmoor-npa.gov.uk

For more details on hiring stalls at the Meet contact Stephanie  Paul 01647 231080. Email: stephpaul2@hotmail.com

“DARTMOOR LETTERBOXES”. To have your letterbox registered and entered into the Catalogue and Updates, please send the details to Malcolm Allderidge:- 20 Kestrel Gardens, Bishops Green, Newbury, Berkshire. RG20.

“TRAVELLERS”. Will those who wish to have their “travellers” ‘registered’ in the records please send 2 copies to Malcolm Allderidge, who will number them, they will then be entered into the Updates and Catalogue.

CATALOGUE UPDATES. Are available monthly direct from Malcolm Allderidge:- 20 Kestrel Gardens, Bishops Green, Newbury, Berkshire. RG20 4AG. All cheques payable to M.Allderidge.. If you want them simply send a supply of stamped addressed envelopes, plus 40p per issue to cover photocopying, quoting your “100 Club” membership number (if known) when applying.

Magnetic bearings are used throughout the catalogue, and can be used directly with a magnetic compass. However to plot any of the bearings used onto your map, about 3°, the magnetic variation, must first be subtracted. Conversely when taking a bearing off the map this must be added.

Please keep your compass well away from any metal objects when taking your bearings, otherwise a compass error may result.

NATIONAL GRID. A grid reference is used to identify an area on an Ordnance Survey map. Most of the grid references in the catalogue, (which follow the box

names), consist of six figures. This will locate an area of 100 metres x 100 metres, in which the box should be. To plot a grid reference on to your map, using an example of 578? 742?, take the first set of 3 figures, and working from the Left (West) of your map, to the Right (East) of your map, find the vertical grid line with the first 2 figures (57) in the group of 3, in the top or bottom margins, then using the appropriate calibrations on most good compasses, or by estimation, plot the 3rd digit (8), in tenths of the square, onto your map (distance A on the sketch). Now using the same system

with the second set of 3 figures, but this time working from bottom (South) of your map, to the top (North) of your map, and using the figures in the Left or Right margins, and the horizontal grid lines. After plotting the final digit (2), (distance B on sketch), you should have your pointer near North Hessary Tor! If not try again.

When the grid reference of a letterbox is not given, instead of inserting ???? ???? in the clue, we have changed it to ?______)., this will allow you to fill in the grid reference once you have established where the box is.