The mystery of the missing mile marker

Eve Laird, Jan Warner and Karen Rothwell search for the missing marker
Eve Laird, Jan Warner and Karen Rothwell search for the missing marker

Organisers of Bridlington’s great Coastal Charity Walk have discovered a bit of a hiccup, just a couple of weeks before the event takes place.

The plan was for sponsored walkers to head along the seafront searching for all 14 Active Coast Mile Markers along the route, and making a note of the pictures which appear on them all.

But one of the markers on the ground has disappeared, meaning nobody will be able to complete the challenge.

Jan Warner, who is organising the event in aid of the Hinge Centre, said: “Several of us have walked up and down to make sure we haven’t missed it. We were checking to make sure we knew where they all were, but now we’ve got one that’s not there.”

An East Riding of Yorkshire Council spokesperson said: “The Mile Marker in question has been removed temporarily during the construction works, and has been placed in storage.

“It will be reinstated when the construction works are complete.”

The coastal walk takes place on Sunday, June 25. Open to all, fund-raisers can set off from the South Shore Park and Ride site between 10am and noon, heading up to Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

Everyone is asked to give a minimum donation of £3, which includes entry into Sewerby Hall and return travel on the land train if they do not want to walk back to the start.

Walkers will also be entered into a prize draw for a 32 inch TV, donated by Lloyd Dowson Chartered Accountants.

Participants can do as little or as much of the route as they want, and it is suitable for pushchair and wheelchair users.