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Author Topic: Removing of flagstones in 1960s question  (Read 207 times)

Offline Cosmos

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Removing of flagstones in 1960s question
« on: 02 April, 2019, 02:26:29 AM »
When councils removed flagstones (or paving stones) to facilitate the laying of new bitumen type pavement surfaces in the 1960s what did they do with the flagstones?
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Re: Removing of flagstones in 1960s question
« Reply #1 on: 04 April, 2019, 01:00:53 PM »
My immediate guess is that (especially if the flagstones were beautiful centuries old York stone paving slabs) they probably got flogged off .
In which case the dosh was probably swiftly trousered by a beady-eyed Councillor.
I might be wrong of course.
The flagstones could now be gracing some Councilor's property. Oh. what a lovely new path, Councillor!
Having said that, the 1960's were notorious for not not appreciating the finer things (such as time-worn and beautifully agéd York stone paving slabs) so they probably ended up as land fill - or, worse, as crazy paving.
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