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. Currently it is being kept safe by Swarkestone Boat Club.
For the moment, the post still stands with just bare concrete where the plaque should be.
Page last updated April 2020
(All photos © Vaughn Wheatley, unless otherwise shown)