Monday, 18 April 2016

Welcome to Bollard News...

Welcome to a new Monday feature on the blog, Bollard News where I'll round up some of the interesting articles that happen to be appearing on the World Wide Web via Google.

Bollard News 18.4.2016...

First story we'll take a look at a story that appeared in the Metro Newspaper on the 12.4.2016 and just shows the length a council will go to to stop people driving across a grass verge. For full story just click on the link below.

'Council install concrete bollards to stop family using own drive'

Second story is from the website i.stuff.co.nz and relates to Australia's terror guidelines. Terrorism is global and anything that can be done to mitigate certain types of attacks using bollards/street furniture must be a good thing.

'Australia's terror guidelines urge blast mitigation measures in public areas'

Final story this week is simple and the news after a long break and huge change in my life I decided to bring the blog back out of exile/retirement. Can I thank you all for the hits, messages and photographs of bollards that have already started coming in.

Bollards of London...

A Regents Park Crown Estate Bollard...



Thursday, 14 April 2016

Trinidad Cuba Cannon Bollard...

Cannon Bollard Trinidad Cuba...
What is the can on the left ?































It certainly didn't take long before I needed to reintroduced #guestbollards to the blog and what a cracker of a cannon bollard I have for you via @ParzivalCharge on the twitter.

This is a super looking up ended cannon bollard which can be found in the town centre of Trinidad, Cuba. Its location is near the Palacio Brunet and Convent of San Francisco (top picture).

If we look at the close up (above) we can clearly see that this cannon bollard is ornate,also leaning. Look at the pattern on the top of the flared end complete with its near circular ball finish. The body of the cannon bollard tapers slightly towards the barrel/body and again we can see a number or ornate ridges along its barrel/body. I do love the beautiful cobblestones and am wondering what is the can of drink by the base ? It also looks like the bollard is defining a corner and protecting a paved area for pedestrians.

A huge thank you once again to @ParzivalCharge on the twitter for a superb #guestbollard in sunny Cuba.

Bollards of London...


Tuesday, 12 April 2016

The Return of Bollards of London...

Fowey bollard...






























Hello once again and I am happy to announce the return of my blog 'Bollards of London'. A lot has happened in the last couple of years, I'm no longer living in London, resigned my taxi-cab licence and attempting to write a non fiction book which is not easy.

I do from time to time get emails from people requesting information about street furniture and after a little thought recently and hopefully with your help (especially those of you in London) I have decided to bring the blog out of retirement/exile !

Now before anyone points out that the rather interesting bollard above can be found in Fowey eg Cornwall and not London I would like to refer people to the header of this blog and ask you to take note that I did over three years ago incorporate the blog 'Bollards of Britain' into the more popular 'Bollards of London'.

What of the Fowey bollard above well it looks has though it is made of cast iron, certainly has a nice slightly rusty appeal/look to itself. It has a chunky circular base with a tapering body which flares outwards to form a narrow rim and then tapers in towards a narrower body that is a finished off with a flat top and a small protruding element to form a rather unique looking nautical bollard of Fowey.

Welcome back to Bollards of London...