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Street furniture

Morturn

Super Moderator
Staff member
Nice find Viv. I am thinking that Scavengers may be what we now call recycling? I know the younger generation think they invented recycling, but the Victorians went on to develop it to a fine art.
 

superdad3

master brummie
Street furniture [well almost!]:
A few years ago O2 installed this mini phone mast and associated cabinets on the pavement in our road. Never mind that it is in a conservation area [phot 1]. O2 are now applying for planning permission to erect a 20 metre high mast in the public car park in Moseley Village for 5G. [phot 2].
Progress?
 

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sospiri

Ex-pat Brummie
What with phone masts and all those masts going up for automatic meter reading, the country is going to look like a massive purcupine soon.

Maurice :cool:
 

Radiorails

master brummie
Virgin Mobile have been digging up pavements and laying fibre optic cables in many towns of South Devon, for a year or more. Now every street has at least one silver metal cabinet to obstruct pushchairs and the partially sighted. They have been canvassing for custom since although I do not think all this is solely for their use otherwise streets would be continually fill of excavations.
Twice they left cards saying 'sorry we missed you', despite the fact that we were home. Maybe too tired to find the front door? ;) Anyway they are the last people we would want to supply internet of phones.
 

pjmburns

master brummie
Why Commissioners of Lamps and ‘Scavengers’ ? Viv.
Scavenger appears as an occupation in the 1911 Census of England and Wales. This job title was used to describe someone who cleans the streets, removes refuse, generally a workman (a modern-day garbage collector, janitor, or street cleaner) employed by the local public health authority.
So presumably they were responsible for the streets which includes lighting.
 

mw0njm.

A Brummie Dude
Virgin Mobile have been digging up pavements and laying fibre optic cables in many towns of South Devon, for a year or more. Now every street has at least one silver metal cabinet to obstruct pushchairs and the partially sighted. They have been canvassing for custom since although I do not think all this is solely for their use otherwise streets would be continually fill of excavations.
Twice they left cards saying 'sorry we missed you', despite the fact that we were home. Maybe too tired to find the front door? ;) Anyway they are the last people we would want to supply internet of phones.
they are always diggin up the road and pavement here. and putting junk on them. then a few weeks later dig it up again to lay more cables for some other co. and more junk on the pavement.
 
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