Fishergate Bollard whisked away by Preston band

It may sound like a load of bollards but a replica of one of Preston's most iconic objects is on its way to a local band.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 23rd March 2018, 10:04 am
Updated Friday, 23rd March 2018, 2:00 pm

The infamous Fishergate Bollard has achieved national fame as a result of being knocked over many times by wayward drivers in Preston city centre.

It has its own Twitter account and a replica of the bollard took centre stage at this week’s Preston Smiles Better Awards ceremony.

Last night organisers Preston Business Improvement District tweeted they would give away the replica to a good home.

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It created a hilarious flurry of tweets, with a host of people suggesting uses for the bollard.

The local band PR5, made up of teenagers, said they would give it a home.

They tweeted: “We really want it! We r a Preston band named after post code where we live & go to school. Want the bollard to star in the video for our next single filmed all over Preston #BraceYourself.”

Preston BID judged them the winners and arrangements are now being made for the band to collect the replica.

PR5 being interviewed by Radio Lancashire presenter John Gillmore

BID manager Mark Whittle said: “We’ve had a bit of fun and it’s gone to a Preston band who will put it to good use.”

PR5 being interviewed by Radio Lancashire presenter John Gillmore