Friday, 15 February 2013

The Cuthbert Street Three...

A Cuthbert Street nipple top bollard...




























Welcome to Cuthbert Street London W1 where by pure accident I came across 'The Cuthbert Street Three'.

Two of these bollards are the same/similar and the third is very different yet they work and complement each other standing in a short neat row and planted at varying/different heights. If we look at the first bollard (top) we can see the base is planted/sunk well into the pavement/ground. The body/column is octagonal in shape which flares outwards then curves inwards and finally finished off with a nipple top.

If we take a look at the second bollard (below) we can see it is similar except its base is more exposed and therefore it differs in height. The third bollard in the collection has a huge exposed tapering base which morphs into a cylindrical column with three ridges and a traditional cannon ball top finish.

The Cuthbert Street Three...

Note more of the base is exposed...

A more traditional cannon ball top finish...























































The #guestbollard feature where you kindly send me wonderful pictures of bollards from London/UK or other parts of the globe continues to pull up gems that I would not find no matter how hard I looked.

Recently on this blog/site I featured the 'Cannon-Bollard-Cannon' that a chap by the name of 'Julian in Deptford' came across well if you take a look at the photographs below you can see clearly that 'Julian' has been rather busy renovating the 'Saker Cannon' (circa 1620) and building/crafting a replica early 17th century naval gun carriage.

I'm looking forward to taking a closer look at this piece of history and once again I thank 'Julian of Deptford' for sharing these amazing photographs with us all.

From a bollard to a cannon...















Take a look at the muzzle and length of the barrel...










Julian of Deptford I salute you...































Bollards of London (and a cannon in Deptford)...


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...





Bollards of London...