A six-metre high sandstone monolith and base stone, lowered into place by RAF helicoptor, now mark the source of the North Tyne , at Deadwater Farm, north of Kielder village, Northumberland.
The stone was provided by Robert Charlton of Border Stone Quarries in Haltwhistle, and the structural design work was carried out by Cundalls in Gosforth, Newcastle.
The stone was carved with inscriptions about the river source by Gilbert Ward, of Fourstones village in Northumberland.
The stone column also pinpoints the start – or finish – of a planned national trail dedicated to those who are affected either directly or indirectly by cancer.
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