Hello there, Lloyd, do you think there may be some connection with the demise of the most famous maritime radio station in the world at Portishead? The original station was on Portishead Down, just 11 miles away. The more recent station closed in April 2000 but was certainly the world’s best-known long range maritime radio communications centre and the lampposts could have been designed in recognition of its service between 1928 and the year 2000. I imagine that, at first, Morse code was still very much in use simply because it carries so much further that a voice connection."Pier Square" reading from the top down? But why? ......
Just a hypothesis …… but I can’t think of anything else.