Perhaps EH under the auspices of my dear friend John 'Sausage' Schofield might investigate how many 'original' cannon bollards we actually have in England. Let alone for the rest of us to take time to investgate similar across the globe.
A worthwhile treat for us all one thinks.
Catherine Stallybrass <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
In a message dated 18/01/2008 11:14:47 GMT Standard Time,
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However I don't remember seeing a bollard
that appeared to be a genuine cannon. Where might I find one?
I don't know whether they are still there but when we lived at Stone near
Dartford a number of the footpaths (e.g. the path along the back of the houses
on St Mary's Road) were blocked to road traffic with plain cannon bollards
which were apparently cannon from HMS Warspite (originally HMS Waterloo built
Chatham 1833) which had been moored on the Thames there as a training ship and
was destroyed by an accidental fire in 1918.
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