A sunny morning in the Dales, with curlews warbling and lambs frisking, saw thirty Milestoners occupy the Village Institute at Hebden. Terry Witham gave us a light hearted introduction with her research on the history of the village and its roads and tracks, followed by our guest speaker Dr Geoffrey Boswell who amused and enlightened us with his anecdotes about Causeways, Guide Posts and Crosses around Todmorden.
The quality of the displays was outstanding this year (our 7th meeting in Hebden) and they were eagerly discussed over lunch, while munching Terry’s delicious chocolate cake. Richard Heywood then introduced us to his discoveries on Chapelry boundary stones, followed by Christine Minto who took us on a tour of Cumbria and Scotland, well illustrating the vast variety of waymakers that exist. Finally the Dynamic Duo Jeremy and Dave updated the meeting with news of their restoration projects.
The speakers are already lined up for another varied programme next April, see you there !