On Saturday 19th May, Saddleworth White Rose Society (SWRS) arranged for new signs to be unveiled to mark the ‘Traditional’ county boundary between Lancashire & the West Riding of Yorkshire, on the A669 at the boundary of Lees & Springhead, at a location appropriately known as ‘County End’. County End is also the postal address of nearby houses.
The signs were mounted on stone plinths constructed of reclaimed local stone. The unveiling was carried out by the Mayor of Oldham Metropolitan Borough, Richard Knowles, assisted for the Yorkshire sign by the Chairman of Saddleworth Parish Council, Bill Cullen, and for the Lancashire sign assisted by Borough councillor Cllr. Val Sedgwick.
The event was attended by Debbie Abrahams M.P. (Oldham East & Saddleworth), other borough councillors, members of the public and representatives from both Friends of Real Lancashire (FoRL) & SWRS.