Milepost 1½ / 93½ is at Derwent Mouth Lock
|Junction with River Trent||Milepost Index||S00PB92 Shardlow|
This is an extra milepost added by the Trent and Mersey Canal Society in 1985. The original mileposts started at Shardlow (1 ½ miles from the junction with the River Trent).
|Mould set-up for this Milepost||Mould Head with distances of 1½ and 93½|
This milepost is an exception to the rule that the numbers on the mileposts always add up to 92. Unless of course you consider that this post is actually 1½ miles beyond Shardlow. This would make the Shardlow distance really -1½ and the maths works again (with -1½ and 93½ adding up, as usual, to 92).
This milepost and the unusually large plaque were donated and erected by Pat and Jeff Clinton, and the 3 branches of the East Midland Region of the IWA. It was unveiled on Sunday 20th January 1985 by Her Grace the Duchess of Devonshire.
Here it is in 2021 (photos © Steph Johnson)
|Post and Plaque||Post seen across the lock|
A 2022 visit showed how badly the Plaque needed repainting.
|Post in 2022 (© Roger Evans)||Plaque in need of repaint (© Roger Evans)|
Page last updated November 2022
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