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.
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.
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.
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.”