Welcome to bollards of London (incorporating bollards of Britain), a site dedicated to those rather odd looking pavement objects you find in the most interesting of places.
Bollards have a history richer than most objects placed upon the pavement and we can easily find some from the earlier part of the 19th Century.
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Friday, 10 June 2011
The Whitechapel Bollards...
Welcome to Whitechapel London E1 an area of the capital that borders the City/Square mile with its dark history of the notorious 19th Century murderer "Jack the Ripper". You can click on a the link http://www.met.police.uk/history/ripper.htm if you wish to find out a little more about the past dark history.
We though are looking at Blossom Street where we can see a bollard on the left that we've seen before in Kensington, opposite we notice these two massive bland looking ugly bollards with their white coloured tops. Considering this is a rather old cobbled stoned part of the capital it does the beg the question why aren't the pavements protected locally like some of the very fine Victorian properties that can be found in and around this area.
We will be coming back to Whitechapel shortly to look at a few more bollards the area hides/holds upon its pavements.