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Virginia Street

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:57 pm

Despite my best efforts, I've searched this site for an answer to this question.

In Glasgow's Virginia Street, there are two iron objects (one which I think is a bell) the other, I don't want to speculate given what it reminded me off. They are directly opposite a store called Felix and Oscars (?). As I have never mastered the art of posting photos on forums, I'm at a loss to show them here but I am hoping that someone out there might be able to answer this question for me.

What the feck are they and what's their purpose?
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Re: Virginia Street

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:28 pm

The bell and the unmentionable thing?
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Re: Virginia Street

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:57 am

Yes, that's it - the very items of curiosity that are perplexing me just now. I'd love to know the story behind them before I expire this earth....
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Re: Virginia Street

Postby BTJustice » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:48 pm

They are there to stop delivery trucks from cutting the corner and potentially hitting people or the building.

Here is a short film about them;



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Re: Virginia Street

Postby Vinegar Tom » Thu Aug 16, 2018 7:39 pm

Every day is indeed a school day. Thanks for that Dave.

The skinny version on the other corner must be for the same purpose?
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Re: Virginia Street

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:57 pm

Thank you Dave.

I can now die - a happy man.
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