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| Award for Middlewood Way 'Mileposts'
Macclesfield Borough Council commissioned Jeff to create six way-markers for the Middlewood Way recreational trail that runs from Macclesfield to Marple on the route of the old railway line that connected the two towns.In keeping with its railway heritage, Jeff designed the markers to resemble fragments of steam locomotive driving wheels, with the distances in relief on their rims. These were cast at Leander Architectural in Dove Holes near Buxton, a foundry that specialises in a wide range of products from signs, ornamental posts, to sculpture.
The 'mileposts' have just been given a 'Highly Commended' award by the Macclesfield Civic and Heritage Society, and have been the source of much interest to walkers and cyclists along the trail, soon to be incorporated into Route 55 of the National Cycle Network between the Midlands and the North West.
Pictured is one of the markers together with images of the casting process at Leander Architectural.