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Specialists Band Together to Restore Dorset Fingerpost

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1:57pm 4th April 2013

The first fingerpost sign has been restored as part of a new project in Dorset.

The iconic feature in the village of Plush is back to its former glory after funding from Dorset AONB and Piddle Valley Parish Council.

Local specialists took just a month to complete the job.

John Browning of Plush, Dorset, has led the first community Dorset Fingerpost Project refurbishment.

"It was becoming apparent that the existing fingerpost was in a bad way, the arms were rotten and many of the original alloy letters were missing. As a community we felt very strongly about ensuring that this iconic focal point of our village was properly restored and not replaced with a cheaper alternative. After investigating what the legal implications were, what materials would be necessary and with the help of a number of local specialists such as Stock Gaylard Estate, Brewers of Dorchester and Blastech LTD, the fingerpost sign was fully restored to its authentic traditional design.

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