Wednesday 30 August 2017
Tuesday 20 December 2016
Thursday 27 October 2016
The Clark and Hunt design is one of my favourites and the other one with a surround is a rare original.
Tuesday 20 September 2016
From our roving Hove ambassador, Emma, who appreciates a good manhole as well as a coalhole, comes this:
"Check out these beauties from Denmark. Spotted these whilst over there on a recent trip. The top left and top right are to be found in Europe's oldest theme park in Tivoli. I think my favourite is the bottom centre from one of the main shopping streets in Kobenhavn (that's Copenhagen you know). It's contemporary and really eye catching- if you happen to be looking out for metal utilities covers..."Thanks, Emma!
Tuesday 19 July 2016
Tuesday 7 June 2016
Eric Gill, inventor of the Gills sans font, fine sculptor and sexual deviant, was born and lived at the house and would have trod upon the coal hole cover. (Although Wikipedia says he was born in Steyning).
In the neighbouring Brigden St there were several covers like this and also from Every and Newman.