‘The pleasure of finding things out’ is a phrase spoken by one of my hero’s – American theoretical physicist Richard Feynman.
I’m in complete agreement. On a more mundane level my curiosity has been to discover how the military boundary marker stones, littering our heathland, were made. Here are photos of them.
Some have believed them to be made from granite, with masons carving the letters into them. I was sceptical, thinking it more likely that they were cast concrete.
I’m giving a short presentation soon to the local group of the Milestone Society, and I really wanted to say what they’re made of. Joy of joys. I found this,
They were made of concrete, cast in moulds, allowing each to be impressed with its own unique number. Source: RCAHMS paper on collaboration with Defence Estates.
Now, all I have to research is the process of their manufacture – the how and the where.