Thursday, 19 December 2013

Rubbings are go


Star Foundry from TW Porter
J Every from Lewes

C+J Reed from Brighton


Another Every and Newman

Large Haywards

Modern stars
At last, I've located and photoed my coal hole cover rubbings from 2002 or 2003. There's a fine selection of foundries, styles and even sizes. All rubbings are from the North Laine and Old Steine in Brighton. The rubbings were done on a large A3 pad of artist's paper with black rubbing crayon from the now-disappeared artist supply shop on the corner of Richmond Parade.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Coming soon... coal hole cover rubbings.

Venturing to the back of the loft to retrieve the Winterval decorations, I opened a random cardboard box and there they were, not so neatly rolled up. Christmas does have some use, after all.

Once I've descrunched them they'll be on this website and those poseurs from North London can read and weep.

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Grim up North

North London, that is. The Private Eye cartoon strip by Knife and Packer charts the progress of 2 urban hipsters as they navigate their way through the lentil-strewn streets of Islington and Hoxton.

The current story sees them doing some manhole cover rubbing in the grounds of a medieval church. Berets off to them is what I say - although being the two most right on people in Britain, I'm sure they should have asked to do some 'inspection cover' rubbing.

I must admit, whenever I read this cartoon it reminds me of many of my Brighton friends!

Thanks to Hugo for prompting me to post this. It reminds me that I must look for my coal hole cover rubbings when I'm up in the loft getting the Christmas decorations out.