Saturday, 18 September 2010

Kensington Trust 1823...

Right in the heart of Chelsea I came across a Kensington Trust bollard dated 1823...

This type/design of bollard is your traditional cannon type, painted white and with a few scrapes/scars I might add. It is actually placed in the correct position for a bollard with a function and that is within the kerb and not a foot in and encroaching on the pavement, which so many pointless bollards do today.

What a local treasure though dating back to 1823, if it could talk I bet it would have a few stories to tell of the local area.

Doesn't the black lettering look fantastic against the white/greyish background of the surface of the bollard.


1 comment:

  1. Interesting. I didn't know bollards have such a history. The company I work for, McGraw-Hill, has a list of top quality suppliers of bollards. You should check them out.