S57PB35 Etruria

Milepost 57 / 35 is near Etruria (Bridges 118-119)

S56PB36 Cockshutts Lock Milepost Index S58PB34 Burslem Arm

The original post was too badly damaged to be re-installed. Below is a picture which was captioned “Old Shelton post fished out of the cut at Stone 17th April 1983“, which is therefore probably this post. 

This is the replacement milepost, shown here being unveiledHere is the milepost in 2020 (© Roger Evans)

The Plaque is now badly worn as the towpath here has become a cycle path. The plinth (seen in the unveiling photograph) has been removed  and the plaque is now set within the cycle path. (Photo © Roger Evans)

The plaque reads :

THIS MILEPOST IS DEDICATED TO
JOSIAH WEDGEWOOD FRS, 1730-1795
FATHER OF ENGLISH POTTERS AND
PIONEER OF THE
TRENT AND MERSEY CANAL
UNVEILED BY SIR ARTHUR BRYAN
H.M. LORD LIEUTENANT
OF STAFFORDSHIRE, CHAIRMAN OF
JOSIAH WEDGWOOD & SONS LIMITED
ON THURSDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 1985
REPLACED BY THE
TRENT AND MERSEY CANAL SOCIETY

Page last updated August 2020
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