Our purpose is to provide illustrations and information about some of Warwickshire’s surviving wayside heritage, and to raise support for its protection.

The photograph* above dates from just before the First World War, and shows the Shipston on Stour Picture House (now long gone). By coincidence it includes (to the right) one of the nationally unique tall Mileposts of the Stratford upon Avon to Long Compton Turnpike (1730-1877). At the time of the photo it still had its direction boards, giving vital information for creating new ones when the six surviving posts were restored in 2017, with help from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. A seventh was found in 2019 and has now been restored and returned to its duties beside the A3400 near the turn to Honington, north of Shipston on Stour. Sadly, two posts were badly damaged by Storm Eunice, but we hope to have them restored and back on duty in 2024.

*Reproduced by kind permission of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

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