Millenium Milepost - Alban Way
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
N 51° 46.121 W 000° 13.003
30U E 692039 N 5738976
Quick Description: One of a series of 1000 mileposts funded by the Royal Bank of Scotland to mark the creation of the National Cycle Network this is along the old railway track from Hatfield to St Albans.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/14/2009 3:06:40 PM
Waymark Code: WM5JNC
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member GEO*Trailblazer 1
Views: 10

Long Description:
The posts all bear embossed disks showing a "Time Trail" symbol. These form a nationwide puzzle that can be cracked by collecting the symbols.
There are 1,000 cast-iron Millennium Mileposts, donated by The Royal Bank of Scotland, along the UK's National Cycle Network, a Millennium Commission project supported by £43.5m of National Lottery Funds.

Each milepost has a Time Trail disc bearing symbols and hieroglyphics bolted into it. By taking rubbings of these discs it is possible to gains clues to help decipher the code. There are several layers to uncover to reach the solution and a special Ultimate Prize for those who can work it out. For many, especially children and families, the fun will be in just getting out on the Network to find the mileposts and discs.

Hatfield Town Centre and the old Hatfield aerodrome the track used to curve round turning southwards to join up with the main Great Northern Railway London to Edinburgh line, just north of Hatfield station. Where The Alban Way curves upwards and off to the left, past the colourful cast iron milepost, you can clearly see the path of the old tracks carrying on ahead – straight through a new block of apartments.

The first was designed by John Mills and is called 'The Fossil Tree', this post takes the form of an abstract tree with relief imagery of fossils depicting the passage of time from early primitive creatures to the ultimate demise of fossil fuel driven technology
Condition: Immaculate

Material: Metal

Inscription:
St Albans 6 m Welwyn Garden 3m


Name of road: Alban Way

Date placed: Not listed

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