SUSTRANS Millennium Milestone - Walton, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 39.386 W 001° 27.501
30U E 601881 N 5946401
Quick Description: This is one of 1000 cycle path mileposts sponsored by Royal Bank of Scotland to celebrate both the millennium and the SUSTRANS national cycle network.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/2/2019 2:00:54 PM
Waymark Code: WMZTDP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Windsocker
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Long Description:
This milestone is on national cycle route 67, which covers the east and central part of the Trans Pennine Trail which connects Southport on the west coast of England with Hornsea on the east coast. At this point the trail is passing through Walton Nature Park. The park is on the site of a former colliery that closed in 1979 and the land reclaimed by the local council. The trail is following roughly the route of the former Barnsley Canal which at this point is dry, but not far from parts of the canal still in water.

SUSTRANS is an organisation that promotes the use of cycles as a green form of transport. A national network of cycle routes is being developed in conjunction with local councils. Wherever possible the routes avoid roads, but in some places have to share the road network.

As part of the millennium celebrations 1000 mileposts have been installed at various positions throughout the whole SUSTRANS network.

Sustrans commissioned four artists from the four countries of the United Kingdom to design cast iron ‘Millennium Mileposts’, but each design was spread throughout the network rather than being only installed in the country of birth of the artist.

This English Style milepost was designed by Brighton based Jon Mills, entitled “The Fossil Tree”. The 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.
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Can you tell us who created the item: John Mills designed it, Taylors foundry cast it

Condition of the item: Great

So what did YOU do for the millennium?: Attended a party

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