Fingerposts

The village of Henham has three finger posts all 80 years old in 2013, which villagers pass without a second thought. Thanks to the Milestone Society, I have been provided with the details below. The Milestone Society has a wealth of history on their website. This includes the origins of mile posts which were originally commissioned by the Roman legions and their steady decline, especially during the World War II when they were removed or deliberately defaced to confuse any invading force. So next time you pass one of our signs, remember we are fortunate to still have them. If you know of any lurking in farmers fields or down track ways, the society would love a photograph.

 

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