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Lamp postscript


Andrew Schofield reminisced from the early 1970s about the proposal to mark lamp posts with the flood defence level (NCE last week) and I recall it well as I was working on the flood defences around the Isle of Dogs in East London at the time.

However, it was not pursued, not just because of the concerns it might raise with the residents, but also many of the lamp posts were not tall enough!

Isle of Dogs is now of course better known as Canary Wharf, and I wonder whether the lamp posts are now taller. It remains a very sound concept.

Stuart Derwent (M), 19 Withdean Crescent, Brighton BN1 6WG

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