AND SPEAK­ING OF MILE­STONES…

Canal Boat - - Restoration -

Cruise the Cal­don Canal and you will oc­ca­sion­ally see orig­i­nal cast iron mile­posts which still give the dis­tance to Ut­tox­eter, well over a cen­tury and a half since the last boat trav­elled there. The Cal­don & Ut­tox­eter Canals Trust has been work­ing on a project to re­in­state the miss­ing mile­posts along the sec­tion from Froghall on to Den­stone (be­yond which the canal restora­tion is likely to di­verge from the orig­i­nal line). Hav­ing con­tacted Ellesmere Port Boat Mu­seum for the orig­i­nal pat­terns, six mile­posts have been cast, with five al­ready planted at sites ac­ces­si­ble to the public, and the sixth is await­ing the openingup of the walk­ing route from Froghall to Oakamoor be­fore it can be in­stalled.

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