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The 199th post (bollard) on this blog/site goes to a rather original looking City of London bollard well at least I thought it was until I noticed the date/lettering on its front. MBW 1870, Metropolitan Board of Works 1870, yet another bollard dating back to the later part of the 19th Century (142 years old).
In 1856 London's Metropolitan Board of Works was created and by 1870 both the Albert/Victoria Embankments followed by the Chelsea Embankment in 1874 were completed. Londoners really do need to appreciate the work carried out by chief engineer Joseph Bazzalgette. The Metropolitan Board of Works used to meet within the City of London and this probably explains why this beautiful bollard is placed within its borders.
The Metropolis Management Act 1855 created the Metropolitan Board of works which was replaced by the London County Council in 1889.
Who would have thought that these often walked past objects could contain so many clues to our nations past.
Bollards of London...