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Under our feet...

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by SXH, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Walking to the newsagents this morning, I nearly tripped over a slightly askew manhole cover. It occurred to me that there are a heck of lot of different ones of various ages so I kept an eye eye out for the rest of the walk. Some are old, some new, some interesting, some dull. This was one f the more interesting ones...
    What amused me was the combination of the (mispelt) name and the address.

    A bit of Googling reveals that the company was around at the beginning of the 20th cntury and may have been the inventor of what is usually called the Buchan Trap.

    Hmmm, could have a new open ended project here. Only problem is that Jeremy Corbyn is also a manhole cover enthusiast... :eek:
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  2. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    At least one other regular has a collection of manhole cover shots. I look at a lot of them for my contiguous numbers project because they often have useful numbers on them.
  3. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    JC is a member here??? :eek:;)
  4. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    A different type of pavement covering...

    Earth rod plate outside Sidmouth swimming pool P1130780.JPG
  5. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Oi! I resemble that!

    One of my Crapper photos.
    [​IMG]Brillant003ed by gray1720, on Flickr
  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    I'm always looking down so I do know the fascination with manhole covers and drains. Honestly!

    Just for your interest, here's a shot of a floor at the Beamish museum site. I liked it more than the engines! The site itself was lovely to walk around.

    beamish floor workshop metal tiles.jpg
  7. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Normally I walk around looking up* - especially on the High Street where the architecture above the shop level can be quite old and interesting. However, this morning having nearly tripped, I was a bit more careful!

    That reminds me, I have a picture from today of some 'interesting' brickwork - I'll post it for you, somewhere apt, in the near future... ;)

    ETA: * helps avoid back problems, getting round shouldered and so on!
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2020
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  8. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Well, as manhole covers are such a popular subject, I have decided to specialise somewhat.

    More news as and when... :cool:
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  9. dream_police

    dream_police Well-Known Member

    We are an exciting bunch of folk on here aren't we?
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  10. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    As well as looking down, or up, you should also look to the side! You'll find some great signs for Fire Points, Water Hydrants and Insurance Plaques...



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  11. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Sometimes nature brings interesting changes to walls, such as a bit of subsidence...

    Crack in St Margarets wall P1140174.jpg

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