The End of an Era
The iconic Land’s End signpost in Cornwall, marking the south-westerly point of mainland Britain, is slated for removal after 66 years.
This landmark has attracted countless visitors since its installation in the 1950s, becoming a cherished spot for photographs.
Landmark’s Contract Non-Renewal
Land’s End has decided against extending its contract with the local company, Courtwood Photographic, which has been responsible for the signpost for nearly seven decades.
This decision marks the end of an era for the landmark.
Peter Puddiphatt, a dedicated photographer who has captured visitors at the iconic signpost for 28 years, has chosen to retire at the age of 79.
With the removal of the signpost, Peter’s retirement coincides with the closing of this chapter in Land’s End’s history.
Fond Memories and Celebrity Encounters
During his tenure, Peter has snapped photos of various celebrities, from Chris Evans to Geri Halliwell, among others.
He reminisced about the breathtaking views, encounters with wildlife like humpback whales, and the absence of basking sharks replaced by sightings of huge bluefin tuna.
Land’s End Signpost Legacy
The Land’s End signpost, once the starting point for the 2012 Summer Olympic torch relay, holds historical significance.
While its removal marks the end of an era, the distance from Land’s End to John O’ Groats in Scotland stands at 874 miles, symbolizing the length of the mainland.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn