SP0786 : Odds and ends in Thorp Street

taken 8 years ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

Odds and ends in Thorp Street
Odds and ends in Thorp Street
There are several things worth noting in this photograph of a small section of one of Birmingham's remaining Victorian streets. First the elegant street light, which is an attractive traditional design, though it may be a replica rather than an original. The colours make a pleasant change from the black & gold used a little too often elsewhere. To its right, is a matching street bollard. In between is a definitely non-Victorian wheelie bin. Above this is another of Birmingham's traditional road name signs. What is interesting about this, is that it is shorter then the one at the other end of the street, and unlike that, there is no space for an "e" at the end of "Thorp". So was this a later sign, after the street name appeared to have changed its spelling, or did the person making the other sign make a mistake and then have to remove the "e"? The other sign:- SP0686 : Thorp Street (road name sign).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 17 January, 2010
Category
City street   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 070 863 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.4968N 1:53.8846W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 070 863
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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