The signposts at Ivah crossroads near to Lowgill on Tatham Fells, and at Four Lane Ends in Dolphinholme village, were requested by the local parish councils as the old signs had fallen into disrepair.
At Ivah crossroads the sign was lovingly restored and repainted by traditional craftsman Duncan Armstrong from Padiham (see photo to right). The parish council asked for some of the destinations to be altered to reduce through traffic using narrow lanes.
They have also asked for two modern signs to be replaced with traditional-style signs on Burn Moor. The old photo (see B/W photo) is typical of many signposts that once existed in the area, which have been replaced by a modern aluminium signs. In this case the modern sign is badly damaged and leaning over – hence our plans to replace it with something smarter, and more in keeping with the landscape.
At Dolphinholme the old three way wooden signpost had lost one of its arms and was rotting at the base. A new sign, using the same traditional design, was created by Woodstock Signs and was installed by local lengthsman Josh Rossall.
The new signs have been funded by the Forest of Bowland AONB, with support from Lancashire County Council.