Milepost 48 / 44 is above Lime Kiln Lock, Stone
|S47PB45 Star Lock||Milepost Index||S49PB43 Meaford Top Lock|
As reported in the July/August 1982 edition of “Grand Trunk”, the people standing around the milepost are (left-right) The Earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford, Laurence Sanders (our President at that time), The Mayor of Stafford, Captain Bill McKelvey (Director of the Canal Society of New Jersey) and Harry Arnold (our then Chairman). (Photo © Chris Edge)
The colour photograph below seems to feature the same people, but the clothes have changed, so presumably it was taken later .
[Was it a few days later or several years – Anybody know?]
By 2017 it was sporting a rather strange colour scheme with the lettering white (instead of being picked-out in black), and the bottom section of the post grey. By July 2020 a flowerbed had appeared, but the strange colour scheme was unchanged.
Page last updated November 2020
(All photos © Roger Evans, unless otherwise shown)