Saturday, 9 February 2013

Wilton Way, Hackney...

Wilton Way, Hackney...




























Welcome back to 'Bollards of London' I must admit I needed a short break from blogging and have started on a number of other projects in the hope that in three to four years time I'll be jumping out of the front seat of a London taxi-cab and from time to time enjoying sitting in the back of the best taxi-cab service in the world.

Whilst on my travels around the capital this week I came across this rather interesting bollard on Wilton Way just outside a bookmakers. If we look at the photograph (above) we can see that the bollard has a square base planted into the tarmac/pavement. The body/column rises vertically with two distinct ridges and the now traditional cannon ball top finish. If we look at the two photographs (below) we can see the letters H . B . W . and on the opposite side the numbers 1861. Could these letters refer to a works eg Hackney Borough Works ? I'm not sure so a little research regarding the lettering and numbers/date may well be required for this particular bollard.

H  . B. W . Hackney Borough Works ???

1861...






















































The #guestbollard today is rather unique/interesting in many ways/levels. Can I thank @Boll_Ards ( www.asfco.co.uk ) on the twitter for sending me this unique bollard below.

A  very interesting #guestbollard to say the least...





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2 comments:

  1. I used to live next door to that bollard.

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  2. Hackney Board of Works http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackney_District_%28Metropolis%29

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