Just completed, fully restored to it's former glory, is the iconic cast iron fingerpost at Sea Corner, Highcliffe. This fingerpost is very different to our traditional Dorset-style ones as it dates from the time when Highcliffe was over the border in Hampshire.
It was a real challenge for the Dorset Fingerpost Project to find someone who could refurbish this fingerpost, particularly dear to local people in the area because of it's arm which says "To the Sea" which had broken off some while ago.
However Project Co-ordinator Val Newton searched long and hard and managed to find a company who had the special skills to restore the fingerpost and thanks to funding from local Cllrs Dedman and Jamieson and Mark Adams from DCC Highways who handled the tricky job of returning it to its home on a busy junction in Highcliffe, the Sea Corner fingerpost now stands proudly once again pointing to the way to the sea.
The people of Portland have two unhappy cast iron fingerposts waiting for attention with help from the Dorset Fingerpost Project and are looking forward to seeing their unique fingerpost looking as good as the Sea Corner post. If you would like to help restore a fingerpost in your local patch find out more