Gleaston village, cared for by Aldingham Parish Council, retains many of its old dwelling houses and, in some cases, accompanying stone out-buildings as seen in this photograph at the main cross-roads in the village.  The direction sign is accommodated within one of the mill stones of old, no doubt originating from the 18th century water mill located on the outskirts of the village and featured in Picture of the Month for March 2015.  In this instance, a rural artefact, together with a reasonable expectation of driver common sense, directs the traffic of modern times without prejudice to, and even enhancing, the overall rural ambience which in so many places is so dismissively and irretrievably sacrificed.

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