Historic milepost restored to its rightful place in Alderminster - The Stratford Observer

Historic milepost restored to its rightful place in Alderminster

Stratford Editorial 20th Jan, 2023   0

THERE’S no longer any reason to lose your way in Alderminster.

Historic mileposts have been reinstated on the highways of the A422 and A3400 as part of the first phase of the Restoring Warwickshire Waymarkers Project.

Three mileposts were reinstated to their rightful places along the highway on Friday (January 13).

The restoration and reinstatement work, funded by the National Lottery, Alderminster Parish Council and The Milestone Society – and supported by Warwickshire County Highways – was carried out by Fisher Landscapes.

The mileposts date from 1901 and were manufactured for the county of Worcester when Alderminster was in Worcestershire prior to boundary changes later in the 20th century.

Two of the mileposts have been put back in their pre-restoration locations. The third has also been put back in its correct position by the entrance to Alderminster village. It has spent time in the Shipston Museum after being rescued from a skip by the late Mike Ashley, joint museum curator.

Before he passed away Mike requested that The Milestone Society should use its best endeavours to restore the post and put it back in its rightful place. This has now been achieved.


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