A coun­try mile­stone

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

THE win­ning let­ter on the won­der­fully var­ied Let­ters page of Au­gust 17 was about old sign­posts, which struck a chord. Although I’m now re­tired, a life­time work­ing in the re­frig­er­a­tion in­dus­try has taken me on the roads to all parts of the UK.

The sight and con­di­tion of mile­stones on my trav­els prompted the idea of a Na­tional Mile­stone Day, on which lo­cal groups, so­ci­eties and vol­un­teers could bring them back to life. An el­derly, but his­toric mile­stone about 200 yards from our home in Chea­dle, Cheshire, has been al­most swal­lowed by the hedge in front of which it once stood. Is it now time to re­store lo­cal his­tory to a prom­i­nent and vis­i­ble level for chil­dren in the future? COUN­TRY LIFE read­ers could pro­vide a per­fect sound­ing board. George R. Ayres, Cheshire

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