It was a craze that captured the world and still does.
Love locks, where a couple place a padlock on a popular location, apparently as a way of declaring their love and dedication to each other.
The engraved padlocks are seen as a symbol of love.
The Shoalhaven has not been exempt from the craze, in fact at one stage it was suggested Shoalhaven City Council even embrace the craze.
Love locks have popped up from time to time in the local area.
Members of the Keith Payne VC Veterans Benefit Group, on their early morning walk on Friday through Harry Sawkins Park in Nowra, noticed one of the locks had popped up on one of the bridges over the park's waterway.
Is this the start of a new Nowra love lock location, just like what was established in Paris?
However we have been told there is possibly another local location with a number of locks which we are also investigating.
In 2012 former Mayor Paul Green proposed plans to have three purpose-built love lock fences in Berry, Vincentia and Mollymook which ultimately divided council and community.
Then, Cr Green described the Shoalhaven as a city of love, saying a lot of people come down to the area to get married and engaged.
They were also popular on the Sea Cliff Bridge at Wollongong, however the suggestion locally was dismissed by the council of the time.
Recently a number coloured bras appeared on Broughton Creek bridge east of Bomaderry. Their significance has not been explained?
Stay tuned we'll keep an eye on proceedings and let you know if there is a sudden increase in the number of locks!
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