Finding the Way – Events !

We are organising various events in Warwickshire too – a travelling exhibition is planned including for Shipston on Stour Museum in the Easter holidays, to explain the significance of milestones and the progress of our restoration of Swift Nickthe six cast iron mileposts on the Long Compton turnpike. Artistic interpretations, photography or written work from local students and pupils would be greatly welcomed!

We have walks planned around the area, taking in the sites of the restored mileposts and are available to give talks to local organisations; again, experienced walk leaders would be welcomed in setting these up and testing the routes.

Our authentic Highwayman enactor has been booked for Long Compton Fete on 1st July – he will enthral young and old alike with his tales of derring-do and his weaponry.

And on Saturday 7th October 2017, the Milestone Society will be holding its Annual Conference at Long Compton Village Hall.

Speakers will include:

  • Ann King on Postal History; before the introduction of the uniform postal rate in 1840, the cost of postage was paid by the recipient, depending on the distance travelled – milestones were a useful way of measuring this.

  • a special guest from Write Out Loud to talk about the Poetry Competition and read the winning entries… everyone welcomed, an event not to be missed.