This Day In 2000 - Stone Memorial For Millennium


15th February 2012

Maiden Newton has celebrated the new millennium by unveiling a commemorative stone, which also marks the site of the ancient village pound.

A piece of Portland stone was donated by Hanson Europe Ltd to create the memorial.
There are several people in the village who have been associated with the stone and quarry industry.

Mrs Harris, whose husband managed the former Whitesheet and Long Bredy quarries, said it was a rewarding experience to have been able to negotiate with Hanson in this way.

Parish council members said they were pleased to have this reminder of the past and a commemoration of this millennium year.

After the stone was unveiled, the village children were presented with millennium mugs.

[From the Dorset Echo 15-02-2000]

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