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Help restore one of Dorset’s iconic fingerpost signs – just like we did
2:00pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
A FAMILY from an east Dorset hamlet has completed a full restoration of a traditional fingerpost sign.
Bill Meaden, owner of Cranborne Chase Cider, and his father Simon, funded the project in Minchington, which they carried out with the skills of local carpenters Adam Batty and Graham Cradock.
The restoration is part of the Dorset Fingerpost Project, a campaign run by Dorset AONB to encourage businesses, residents and communities to restore the county’s iconic fingerposts.
Bill said: “We have lived in Minchington all our lives and the fingerpost at the end of the lane has always been an important feature, so when we heard about the Dorset Fingerpost Project we wanted to get involved in bringing it back to its former glory.
“It has now been reinstated in time for our event, Last of the Summer Cider which was on September 21, and we hope people will see the new sign, and be inspired to adopt or even repair one.”
Sue Mitchell from the Dorset AONB added: “This is another fantastic example of how passionate Dorset businesses and residents feel towards our iconic fingerpost signs.
“We are encouraging everyone in Dorset to get involved to help the county maintain its local distinctiveness.”
For more information on the Dorset Fingerpost Project and how to become a fingerpost champion visit dorsetaonb.org.uk or call Katharine on 01305 228239.
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