S77PB15 Bridge 176

Milepost 77/15  is by Bridge 176 north of Croxton Flash

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This is a replacement milepost, sponsored by Eggbridge Marina, and unveiled by Peter and Aileen Smith on Sunday 6th March 1983. These details are taken from Page 9 of May 1983 “Grand Trunk” magazine, as the plaque, which was installed when this milepost was replaced, had been missing for over 10 years. In 2017, as part of the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Mileposts Campaign (see separate page) the society has is hoping to be able to find the original wording from Harry Arnold’s photographic archive and commission a replacement plaque. The plinth where the plaque was originally located can be clearly seen below, surrounded by a row of well-worn bricks.

UPDATE (September 2017): I am delighted to report that Robin Green has sent us details of the exact wording on the missing plaque (which he noted down on 3rd November 1986 during his visits to all the replacement mileposts) :-

THIS MILEPOST WAS SPONSORED BY
MR AND MRS P SMITH
OF EGGBRIDGE MARINA LTD.
TO FURTHER THE HERITAGE OF
OUR INLAND WATERWAYS
REPLACED BY THE
TRENT AND MERSEY CANAL SOCIETY
SUNDAY 6TH MARCH 1983
PLAQUE BY BUTLER JONES BOGNOR REGIS

Page last updated September 2017
(All photos © Margaret English, unless otherwise shown)