Milepost 64 / 28 is by Church Locks
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This is a replacement milepost. Here is a picture from many years ago when it had been defaced by arrows indicating the direction to Shardlow and Preston Brook. All our mileposts have Shardlow on the left, regardless of which side of the canal the towpath is located.
(Photo © Waterway Images)
In 2014 we decided to repaint the post as it was looking very sorry for itself (even though the arrows had long been removed.
Here it is before we startedFirst we rubbed it down and repainted it all in a very zinc-rich grey primerThen we painted the plates White(including the lettering)Next it was the turn of the black bits
and finally we tidied up the edges and removed the “wet paint” sign
Page last updated April 2020
(All photos © Roger Evans, unless otherwise shown)