L&L MILEPOST GOES HOME

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An orig­i­nal cast iron Leeds & Liver­pool Canal milepost has been re­in­stalled in its orig­i­nal po­si­tion af­ter the Chair­man of the Canal & River Trust’s North West Part­ner­ship hap­pened to spot it while brows­ing the cat­a­logue for an auc­tion of rail­way an­tiques. Bob Poynt­ing, who ad­mits to be­ing “a bit of a rail­way his­tory bore” recog­nised the item be­cause he’d been in­volved in last year’s project to re­in­state the canal’s miss­ing mile­posts. He got the ( pre­sum­ably stolen or mis­laid) milepost with­drawn from sale, and re­in­stalled at its right­ful home at the mid-point of the canal.

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