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thepastamaster  “Bollard Battalion -- Reinforcements brought up to the frontline! Cc @bollardoflondon”

thepastamaster “Bollard Battalion -- Reinforcements brought up to the frontline! Cc @bollardoflondon”

London - Traffic Bollard, Rising Sun Court.  This looks like it may be one of the original bollards forged from captured French cannons.

London - Traffic Bollard, Rising Sun Court. This looks like it may be one of the original bollards forged from captured French cannons.

Bollards of London

Bollards of London

Mercers’ Maiden: one of several gracing the walls of Mercers’ Hall in Ironmonger Row #london #history #liverycompanies #mercers

Mercers’ Maiden: one of several gracing the walls of Mercers’ Hall in Ironmonger Row #london #history #liverycompanies #mercers

The original street bollards were French cannons captured at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, placed on corners to stop the iron wagon wheels of carts from damaging the kerbs. Once the real cannons were used up, copies were made and are still seen on the streets of London today. Today’s replacements are now of the plastic variety. The one pictured above however is an original French cannon which stands on the Southbank near to Shakespeare’s Globe.

The original street bollards were French cannons captured at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805, placed on corners to stop the iron wagon wheels of carts from damaging the kerbs. Once the real cannons were used up, copies were made and are still seen on the streets of London today. Today’s replacements are now of the plastic variety. The one pictured above however is an original French cannon which stands on the Southbank near to Shakespeare’s Globe.

Policeman bollard in London

Policeman bollard in London

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