Please don't take my word for it, but I am rather hoping that this pole is a stench pipe or stink pipe as they're also known. If it is [it might be a redundant lamp post for all I know] they were made from cast iron and deliberately left hollow to vent all the noxious gases which come up from the sewers below. There are lots of examples in London which are still in use.
This is the former bullring and the site of the bonfire. We're in true Bonfire Society territory here in East Sussex with Lewes just a few miles further back along the road. If you squint you can see my chaps sitting on the bench enjoying warmth of the sunshine.
This highly original garment is the artwork of a local student which is currently on display in one of the shop windows. So delicate.
Just a quick flit. We've done some more gadding about since then and there's more to share about our September shenanigans coming up soon!