The Millennium Stone - 20 years on
Posted on 21st April 2020
An interview from our archives describes how the Millennium Stone came to be put in place on the North York Moors
We've just digitised a Radio York interview from two decades ago to commemorate the installation of the Millennium Stone on Danby Moor. Put up in the year 2000, there were months of planning beforehand to source a suitable stone, find a good location, and work out how to move the massive piece of sandstone to the right place. On a cold and windy day in December 1999, BBC Radio York reporter Fay Yeoman drove to Danby Moor to join geologist Peter Woods - then involved with NYMA - and Albert Elliot, who later became editor of 'Voice of the Moors'. They explained to her about the project in this interview, which was broadcast on 17 December 1999 - you can listen to it by clicking on the link here (it's just over 6 minutes long). The story of the stone and the ceremony that took place to celebrate it forms the penultimate chapter in our History Tree book - you can read it in your own copy if you have one, or download it here.
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