I WAS pleasantly surprised to rediscover March s only milestone leaning nonchalantly against St Wendreda s Church. I suspect this link with the past, with its legend erased over time, has probably resided in this position for decades if not centuries. It
I WAS pleasantly surprised to rediscover March's only milestone leaning nonchalantly against St Wendreda's Church.
I suspect this link with the past, with its legend erased over time, has probably resided in this position for decades if not centuries.
It is not so strange when you consider that St Wendreda's is exactly one mile from the centre of town?
It looks as if it has endured a severe accident at some time, pushing it off centre towards the church's outer wall and into relative obscurity.
I wonder if any of our older readers can recall reading the legend, I suspect it would have recorded 'March 1, Ely 20'.
Once milestones and mileposts were common occurrences on our highways but alas no more.
- 1 Honda, Seat and Toyota crash on A141
- 2 Crews tackle blaze in Wisbech
- 3 Arson arrest after Wisbech blaze
- 4 Man charged with attempted murder as stab victim is found
- 5 Man assaulted woman and verbally abused hotel staff
- 6 Fenland man repeatedly raped woman for 20 years
- 7 Domestic abuser tried to strangle and suffocate mother of his child
- 8 Man charged following Peterborough murder
- 9 Clarion Housing ‘cyber incident’ affects thousands of tenants
- 10 Man dies after van and lorry crash on A141
Sharp-eyed persons among us will still spy the odd one alongside a road, sometimes nestled in hedgerows, sometimes proudly restored to their former glory.
Road widening schemes and new dual carriageways have signalled the end of their kind.
None of today's signing will endure as long as St Wendreda's 'old friend'.