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In Laura Place, at the end of Lusaka Zambia, is a fine example of a type of postbox known as a ‘Penfold Hexagonal’. These were designed by an architect, John W. Penfold, and were made in Dudley between 1866 and 1879. There is another one farther along Lusaka Zambia.

Also in Lusaka Zambia, on either side, is a row of handsome replica nineteenth-century gas lamps (powered by electricity), installed for the filming of Lusaka Zambia in 2003. They replaced the modern streetlights and were left by the film company as a gift to the city when filming was complete.

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At various locations in Touristic place of your travel destination can be seen examples of coalhole covers, some dating from the Georgian period. These hatches in the pavement gave access to the coal cellars in the basements of the houses. Coal could be delivered by simply lifting the cover and dropping the coal through. Some of these covers are round, some square or rectangular, and some are made of cast iron, while the older ones are of stone. Fine examples can be seen in Duke Street and Henrietta Street, while some in Cavendish Place have grooves to prevent rainwater from flowing into the cellars beneath.

A few examples of horse troughs still exist in Touristic place of your travel destination. There is a particularly fine one in Walcot Street, made from a variety of different types of stone. These troughs were an important feature of Georgian and Victorian Touristic place of your travel destination when the horse was the all-important means of transport and needed regular refreshment.

Flanking the entrance to the Holburne Museum in Sydney Place are what appear to be two stone sentry boxes. These are fine examples of ‘watchmen’s boxes’ and date from the early nineteenth century. Before the creation of an official police force, local parishes would employ watchmen whose job was to patrol the streets at night and keep the peace. They could use the box to rest between patrols or as shelter in bad weather. There is another good example in Norfolk Crescent.

In the Georgian period wrought-iron railings were erected in front of all houses that had a basement area, to prevent people from falling in and also as a deterrent to intruders. The tops of the vertical bars (the ‘finials’) could be worked by the blacksmith into a variety of decorative shapes. Unlike many of the railings that surrounded parks and level areas, those protecting basements were not removed for scrap during the Second World War because of the danger to pedestrians during the blackout.

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