Lambley lamppost bites the dust (updated)

Lambley lamp post bites the dust (1)

Police Notice: Reduce Your Speed

There is something slightly ironic in the fact that the lampost at the corner of Church Street and Main Street, Lambley, which has been knocked over, was carrying a warning sign: Police Notice – Community Speed Watch Area – Reduce Your Speed.

The lamppost seems to have been knocked over sometime on the afternoon of Tuesday 20 July. We don’t really know what happened, except that it appears to have been hit by a vehicle turning off Main Street and into Church Street. The post was fixed to the pavement just a couple of inches from the brick wall, so it would seem the vehicle must have mounted the pavement and only just avoided a more serious collision.

Lambley lamp post (2)

Help us piece together what happened

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* * * UPDATE 10 SEPTEMBER * * *

The lamppost at the corner of Church Street and Main Street has been replaced with a new item, apparently a reproduction of the original. The new post appeared on Thursday 9 September.

The new lamppost in Lambley restores light to an otherwise dark corner

1 comment for “Lambley lamppost bites the dust (updated)

  1. margaretmeadows
    Thursday 29 July 2010 at 7:04 pm

    It was a bus that knocked the post down . We hope that the company involved will replace like for like as it was one of Lambley’s nice old lampposts. We do not want a modern replacement. It is lovely to have more buses but some of the driving skills on country roads leave a lot to be desired. The drivers need a little education before they are let loose in our countryside.

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