Did you know there are 127 miles of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. Correspondingly there should be 127 milestones. Well some are missing. There is a plan to replace those that are missing and refurbish those that need refurbishing. What a splendid idea!
The Mayor of Skipton Councillor Gordon Bell has pledged £36.600 to the project. Wonderful stuff! Thats a tad over £288 each milestone. I think you will agree that is a lot of money for a lump of rock with a number on it and a few cans of paint.
Now the CRT is seeking sponsors to donate upwards of £200 for each milestone restoration. That’ will be a total of £488 for each mile stone. I think you will agree that is a bigger lot of money for a lump of rock with a number on it and a few cans of paint.
CRT plans to allocate the work to volunteers. Nuff said! I’ll write a cheque……not.