We are at the junction of Mount Street and South Audley Street W1 outside Purdey gun and rifle makers where I found a number of Westminster City Council bollards that are certainly different with painted badge/emblem/crest and the gold painted top. Considering Mount Street from the Audley Arms to the Connaught Hotel has undergone a major amount of refurbishment at street level it appears the bollards outside this beautiful shop are in need of slight repair and a new paint job.
If we take a close look at the badge/emblem/crest (below) it's certainly different to the what we normally see on a bollard within Westminster. If we look at the site Civic Heraldry we see the this picture is in fact the top part of the present crest/emblem/badge of Westminster City Council minus the crown. It really is a great shame they haven't been brought back to their former glory/original state. Our final picture (beneath/below crest/emblem/badge) is one of the bollards looking dandy and in reasonable condition with its distinctive gold coloured top.
|Rose to the left and Tulip to the right...|
The #guestbollard feature (see two pictures above) on this blog/site has proved extremely popular and certainly proved to me that I'm not the only one who notices these odd even unique pieces of street furniture dotted all over the capital. So can I thank @PeterMannionMP on the twitter for providing us with two cracking photographs of a bollard he found recently on Upper Street Islington close to the entrance to a yard which will certainly require a little investigation to decipher the markings which appear to be 'HH 18?6'.
I must say it's not the just the markings on this bollard that make it very interesting but also the shape and material used. I'll be taking to a trip to Islington/Highbury this weekend and doing a little brass rubbing to get the exact date and take a much closer look at this very unique bollard. Full marks to @PeterMannionMP for this most interesting bollard.
Bollards of London...