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Bollard repair bother in Brighton
10:00am Monday 28th January 2013 in News
A council is considering whether to piece a historic bollard back together after it was damaged in a vandalism attack.
The listed bollard outside the Regency Tavern in Russell Square, Brighton, which appeared in the opening scene of the 1948 film Brighton Rock, was damaged on New Year’s Eve and replaced days later with a much shorter bollard.
Part of the broken bollard was taken to the council’s highways depot in Hollingbury, Brighton, and the other half was taken by private contractors to their depot in Poynings.
The two sections have now been reunited and council officials are working with the Regency Square Area Society to decide whether to repair the original or replace it. Experts have advised that the cast iron bollard cannot simply be welded.
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