Hello everyone, I hope you’re all doing okay. I have been off walking for the past couple of days which is why I’ve not been able to visit you or leave a post on here. Anyway I came back with some pictures for you which I will post over the next few days.
The picture tonight is of a sign post, a very old sign post, apart from it being made of stone the other give away is how they have spelled road with an ‘E’ at the end, we haven’t done that for a long time. The stone is in the close proximity of a crossroads so each of the four sides of the stone are marked with directions to somewhere. It’s all very basic and informal compared to modern day standards but no doubt it served its purpose back in the days when it was erected. I wonder what they would have made of satnav? I reckon owning one back then would have got you burnt at the stake or something similar.
Here you can make out the words ‘Chesterfield Roade’.
On this side is ‘Chesterfield N: Roade’. I’m not sure what the ‘N’ is for unless it’s short for North.
On this side is ‘Bakewell Roade’. I like the pointing hand.
When I see things like this I wonder of all the things that have long since gone, what tales could that stone tell if it could only talk?