|Wasn't sure at first...|
|Two parts one bollard....|
The beauty of actually driving a taxi-cab around London is you end up in streets/places that most people will probably never drive past let alone walk. I cannot count the amount of times I've driven down Bouverie Street and turned left into Tudor Street yet for some strange reason I just happened to take a closer look at the City of London bollard on the corner and notice that this particular design must be cast in two parts and then welded together.
If you take a look at the pictures (above) you'll notice that this isn't the greatest of joints/welds and due to the recent 'painting' of all the bollards in the area recently the joint/weld stands out a little more. The bollard is painted in the typical City of London colours with a white half ball shaped top, two red rings/ridged and the main body/column a gloss black.
The City/Square mile is a magical place and this particular part used to be a hive of activity within the UK's newspaper industry back in the 1970's early 80's until 'new technology' took over but the bollards remained.
If we take a look at the picture (below) I'm happy to say what an amazing example of a #guestbollard and pleased to have the opportunity to feature this on the blog/site. Therefore can I thank 'John P' for sending me this photograph, it turns out that this 'bollard' is actually in Crystal Palace Park and very close to a tree. If we take a look at the body we see it is cylindrical in shape with the 'Hamlet of Penge' upon its side. Underneath the clam/shell ornate top we can see the date '1873'. It's coloured red and this would certainly make a bollard like this stand out within the confines of a park.
This is a remarkable find and I certainly wouldn't have come across this bollard because of its location within the park, another fine example of street furniture in South London.
|What a find 'Hamlet of Penge 1873'...|
Bollards of London...