Street Furniture (3) Bollards
Stephen’s provided the pics for today’s example of early recycling. Old cannon – I don’t know whether they were captured from enemies or just decommissioned Royal Navy ones – upended and used to stop carts going up lanes they weren’t allowed. Sometimes, as here, in St Alfege’s Passage, they’ve had a cannon ball stuffed into the end, for extra luxury.
We can’t decide whether or not they’re actually cannon-based. They have a sort of concrete coating – which would seem an odd thing to do (crunchy on the outside, but you’d break your teeth on the inside) so I’m guessing not – but am prepared to be told otherwise.