I've been told that Kemptown has many good coal holes, and so it should - being stuffed with fine Regency and Victorian homes needing copious amounts of coal. I had half an hour to kill the other evening and did a quick circuit of the streets to the south of the County Hospital.
I encountered a fine mix of people - skinny dodgy-looking yoofs with big scary dogs, large shaven-headed middle-aged men with small yappy dogs, ladies of leisure drinking red wine on their doorsteps and smooth couples in matching dressing gowns on their Regency balconies.
I also encountered a fine mix of coal hole covers, including some larger-than-normal ones and some from manufacturers not encountered further west. Feast your eyes on this lot.
First up, in Sudeley Terrace - a trio of Haywards covers in nice iron surrounds.
And this nice chevron flower design.
And this very pleasing 'bullseye' Woodrow design.