Tuesday, 2 February 2016

1427 : Cast Iron Feathers

Ornamental Canal Post, Brighouse : 1602A-3
Some years ago they tidied-up the canal towpath in Brighouse, planted a couple of benches so you could sit down when you ate your fish and chips, painted a mural on the wall and invited the Prince Of Wales to come and declare it open. So they painted the cast iron bollards a royal blue and picked out the Prince of Wales feathers in gold paint.  It's what passes for civic pride these days.

1 comment:

Chairman Bill said...

Bollards used to be redundant ships' cannon, buried in the ground muzzle down (hence the typical shape).