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Isle of Wight Observer September 1855

Observer September 20, 1855 – Blinds and Iron uprights

Sir, – Through the medium of your useful paper I beg to draw the attention of the Commissioners to the nuisance done here, by many shopkeepers, in keeping up their blinds and iron uprights for many hours after the sun has ceased to annoy them, and many of them are not very ornamental. I have frequently remarked that the iron uprights are left standing long after dark, and where the streets are narrow many persons come in contact with them, at the risk of having their teeth knocked out or getting a black eye. Hoping this nuisance may be abated,
I remain, your obedient servant,

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