Saturday, 19 September 2009

Hans Town 1819...

Here we have a Hans Town bollard which can be found on Pavilion Road SW3 and dotted around the surrounding area of Sloane Street. But what was Hans Town ? It turns out to be a grand 18th century suburb of London owned by Sir Hans Sloane who was a benefactor to Chelsea like no other even by today's standard. Today Hans Town is an electoral ward of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

So here is a bollard dedicated to an area and a man who left his mark on London and probably created the most beautiful residential area the capital has to offer the very wealthy.

The bollard itself is white in colour solid in construction with three rings, two nearer the cannon ball top and the words "Hans Town 1819" on the side (if a column can have a side). Note the base is different and cubed in shape when compared to most modern bollards.

Well I'm off to work and Hans Town 2009 here I come...

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