Letter - Landmark ‘missing for years’

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I WAS interested to read about the missing Hardwick Road milestone (‘Landmark stolen’, Express December 8) which was noticed to be missing about a month ago.

In fact it’s been gone for several years, probably three or four years. I know this as I regularly pass it when I’m out running and use it as a landmark to time my running pace.

As well as recording distances to Doncaster and Boroughbridge, it also recorded distances to Wetherby, Aberford, Leeds and Pontefract.

Perhaps consideration could be given to replacing it with a plastic composite replica which wouldn’t be attractive to metal thieves.

Some councils are already replacing metal drain covers in this way. I’m sure someone will have a photograph to refer to in creating a replica.

DR COLIN WHITE

Newgate

Pontefract