Milepost 7 / 85 is near Barrow-upon-Trent
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This is a replacement milepost. It was unveiled by Ted Moult (a local farmer and TV personality), who is to the right of the post in this photo (© Waterway Images) of the unveiling on Sunday 30th August 1981. Unfortunately the plaque went missing at some time before 2001. Amazingly, it was found in 2017, and we hope to eventually replace it underneath the post.
|Plaque (currently being kept safe by Swarkestone Boat Club)||The Post with bare concrete where the plaque should be|
Here is a 2021 photograph of the milepost, with the base now overgrown with moss (© Steph Johnson)
Page last updated November 2021
(All photos © Vaughn Wheatley, unless otherwise shown)
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