10 Nov, 2020 @ 16:15
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Thieves steal special Greenwich Meridian sign from Spain’s Costa Blanca

Thieves Pinch Special Greenwich Meridian Road Sign From Denia On Spain  S Costa Blanca

A SPECIAL road sign marking the spot where the Greenwich Meridian passes through part of the northern Costa Blanca has been stolen.

It was erected in 2018 on the CV-723 coastal road between Denia and Les Deveses.

Metal poles supporting the board were sawn off in the theft which happened in October.

The idea for the sign came from the Marina Alta Astronomical Association, with Denia council paying for it.

The Greenwich Meridian is a geographical reference point created in 1851 and named after the Royal Observatory that it passes through in London.

The longitude marker, which is set at zero, passes through 11 countries with other local signs in place at El Verger and Llosa de Camatxo.

An Astronomical Association spokesman called the sign’s disappearance ‘an act of vandalism’ especially with no obvious logic to why it should be stolen.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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