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Weymouth lamposts gets shades – bollards get toilet roll covers

by | 27th, March 2012

THERE’S a pink lampshade dangling from a street light along Weymouth’s Olympics-ready seafront at Greenhill. The lamp was too bright too “agressive” so it’s been dimmed with a shade.

A notice by the lampshade states:

“Do not remove the lampshade.”

Problems began when the Victorian lighting columns from the Esplanade were relocated to Greenhill as part of the seafront regeneration scheme. Nothing points to a rosy-fingered dawn like a Victorian lamppost.

We do not know who put the lampshade on the lamp, only that the light is between two homes. Val Cole, who lives opposite the landmarks, tells the Dorset Echo :

“We used to have an uninterrupted view and now the light has spoiled that. On top of that the light comes directly into our room. It’s light pollution. The lampshade is brilliant, it’s a great laugh.”

A Mr Murphy,

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