MANY of us are always targeting milestones, and that is certainly true for one rural Radnorshire community – although they’re searching for a milestone of a rather different kind.
Llanfihangel Rhydithon Community Council are keen to locate the whereabouts of one of its historic milestones, near the village of Dolau.
The milestone was situated on the verge of the A488 just north of Dolau, near Llandrindod Wells and towards Knighton.
The milestone was put in place by the Radnorshire Turnpike Trust in the early 19th century and is one of 50 such examples in Radnorshire. They are all listed monuments, part of the local environment and historic landmarks that remind us of the Rebecca Riots in some areas against the tollgates placed along the toll roads.
Members of the Milestone Society look after the miniature objects in the local area, but this one seems to have disappeared during lockdown.
Any information as to its whereabouts would be welcomed and you can contact Llanfihangel Rhydithon Community Council clerk Daniel Price, via phone on 01597 851663 or by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any information.
Daniel has promised to go the extra mile to see this piece of Dolau history returned to its original setting.