Events & Activities

An Annual Conference/AGM is held early in October, usually in the Midlands.

Members raise funds for restoration, conservation and rescue projects, including obtaining grants from Local Authorities, Parishes, Heritage Funding and other initiatives.

They also raise awareness of the Society and its aims by giving talks to other societies, schools, and special interest groups and by obtaining press coverage; for information on local activities, email our Membership Secretary, membership@milestonesociety.co.uk.

NATIONAL / REGIONAL EVENTS

All members, guests, and visitors are welcome at all our meetings.

Spring Meeting, Saturday 21st May 2022

The venue is Buxton Community School's Sixth Form Block, via the Temple Road entrance https://www.buxton.derbyshire.sch.uk/

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There's plenty of parking on site and in adjacent roads. Doors open 10am for a cuppa - please bring your own mugs! And a packed lunch or patronise the local shops or pub.

Working with our friends the South West Peak Landscape Partnership, the theme will be “Restoration”, sharing practical examples as well as exploring their history; speakers will include Catherine Parker Heath, Ian Thompson, Hilary Jones and John Higgins.

The meeting starts at 10.30 and ends by 3.30. Everyone welcome!

 

1st October 2022

Our AGM & Annual Conference is scheduled to take place at Long Compton Village Hall, Warwickshire on Saturday 1st October 2022. The mileposts restored in our 'Finding the Way' project still proudly guard the route...

 

PAST MEETINGS

Saturday 2nd October 2021

We will again be in the Frenchay Village Hall, Beckspool Rd, Frenchay, Bristol BS16 1NU. Doors open 10am for a cuppa and a 10.30 start to the AGM; we will finish by 3.30pm.

This year’s Conference topics include Tim Jenkinson's take on the Dartmoor Collection of oddities inspired by the work of Dave and Kath Brewer, Richard Raynsford's Exploration of Road Surfaces before the advent of the ubiquitous tarmac and Guest Speaker Andrew Langdon's presentation: ‘To guard and guide the way to the Church: Cornish Wayside Crosses within a national context’.

Travel directions:

Leave the M4 at J19 for the M32, stay in the left hand lane for A4174 Ring Road. Turn left onto the Ring Road and take the right hand lane, signed to Frenchay; shortly turn right at the traffic lights into the B4058 Bristol Rd and turn left into Beckspool Road. The Hall is on your left, by the junction with Cleeve Road. There's plenty of free parking on site. Bus services 19, 10 & 11 run from Parkway Station to the nearby Frenchay Campus.