....mostly about boating: on NB Jubilee and on our shared ownership boat Shadow
Monday, 3 May 2010
Some posts on the Nottingham Canal
One commemoration post and two mileposts, that is. The commemoration post is of cast iron, dated 1869, and indicates that Samuel Parr and J. G. Woodward were overseers, and T. Godfrey was an assistant overseer. But of what? According to Jim Shead's Waterways Information the Nottingham Canal (opened 1796) is abandoned and mostly unnavigable. That must be the section upstream of where I was, as everything looked fine to me. Perhaps Parr and co. oversaw improvements to the navigation. I discovered that a J. G. Woodward was Sheriff of Nottingham in 1870/71. (Perhaps messrs. Parr, Woodward and Godfrey had nothing to do with the canal, and the plaque relates to some other building.)
I photographed two more common cast iron posts: the first with the number of miles missing...
... and the second giving very clear information.
These mileposts look like the paddles which platform staff wave at trains, don't they?