MORE ART POD LOCATIONS IN S.E ENGLAND
Elizabeth Ann Rolfe, my great, great, grandmother was born in Lympne, England, and married Edward Crouch who came from the nearby village of Hythe. In June I placed an art pod in Lympne, the lands of her birth but it has had an unexpected Re:LOCATION to another country, France.
The original location and photos in Lympne are from the 4th JUNE 2015 with a Geocache location of 51.074495 N 1.03278 E. You would have come ‘a-cross’ this Art Pod near Shepway Cross Memorial on the outside wall.
Lympne is the birthplace
of my ancestor Elizabeth Rolfe
The memorial statue in LYMPNE
However there has been an amazing unexpected outcome for this Art Pod. It was found by cameraman Aaron Witchard while filming a charity London to France cycle race. The Art pod decided to relocate itself to another country… just like my ancestors did. It is now in the Somme, the battlefields of the First World War, on the edge of one of the war cemeteries on the D95 road near Crouy-Saint-Pierre, Picardy.
The GPS coordinates are; Latitude: 49º 57’ 43.2153” N 49.96200424158010 Longitude: 2º 5’ 1.2074”
Art Pod location near Crouy-Saint-Pierre, Picardy
World War One cemetery in France
HYTHE was the next location for an Art Pod with Geocache Location of 51.07086 N 1.10739 E. Hythe was the birthplace of Edward Crouch. The Art Pod was planted at the end of the Golf Course on a public path into the town. Clue: Don’t make a ‘blue’ and go across the bridge.
In August however I received a message that Alan R had found the Hythe Art Pod and now has one of the art treasures. In the spirit of the project Alan placed the Pod back into the location where he found it so thank you Alan. When he checked the site at a later date the Art Pod had ‘relocated’ itself to places unknown. If in the area still check in case it was returned.
The original interactive idea for the RE:Location Project, to take something Australian back to the home of my ancestors, has achieved some interesting outcomes through the Art Pod placements in Lympne and Hythe. This knowledge would not be possible without the input of the Art Pod finders. Thank you for contacting me.
The blue bridge in Hythe
Hythe art pod location