This extraordinary medal takes us back to 1912, when automobiles dared not approach the daunting ‘Gill Brow’ above Rosedale – also known as Chimney Bank. But 17-year-old Edgar Milner was not to be deterred. Astride a simple bicycle, Edgar achieved an astonishing feat. On October 7th, he successfully ascended the notorious mile-long climb. It was an incredible achievement.
In his time, Edgar was the licensee at the Hare and Hounds in Leavening, ran a bicycle shop and was the district postman for fourteen years until 1972. He was also Rural District Councillor for Leavening. This medal quietly tells the tale of Edgar’s solitary journey up the 'Chimney.' It is believed to have been a gift from Fraser Nash, the car company struggling to conquer the same ascent with their vehicles, and a testament to the impression Edgar left on them.
And if Edgar’s story of perseverance and prowess leaves an impression on you, perhaps you’d like to ‘adopt’ his medal today?
For the adopter, and with our thanks, you will receive...