Monday, 22 September 2014

Steyne Gardens, Worthing

This is a well worn unbranded Patent Safety Plate Improved
It's on the west side of Steyne Gardens (that's pronounced Steen, by the way) in Worthing.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Right royal coalhole cover, Hampton Court Palace

This is one of my favourite finds.  On a recent trip to Hampton Court Palace I found this cover in a yard outside the kitchens. An obvious place to put one,  presumably well after Henry VIII's days.

Smith Square oddity

There are a few oddities in Smith Square. The biggest is that the  former Conservative HQ is now occupied by the European Union.  Sitting on the grass outside the rather lovely church in Smith Square, I noticed this other oddity It's odd because it's in the road,  unlike every other coalhole cover I've seen.  I assume it's because the crypt (which houses a fine cafe) extends out under the road.