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Offline Bobdonk

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Re: Stop Cock Covers
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2013, 17:10:27 »
I found a couple in Maidstone:





And one in Tunbridge Wells.  I guessed the T could stand for Tunbridge until I saw another exactly the same in Gillingham.



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Re: Stop Cock Covers
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2013, 16:47:20 »
Some nice people stole a few of these a couple of weeks ago along with lots of metal front gates !

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Re: Stop Cock Covers
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2013, 13:03:11 »
They've just replaced a load of the old ones around our way. I used to like reading all the different years on the covers.

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Re: Stop Cock Covers
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 11:05:10 »
I wonder if some of the more modern covers were manufactured at the Dover Engineering Works? I had the dubious honour of living downwind of DEW for many years and started a KHF thread on the place. I've been noticing various styles of covers here in Dover as it's advisable to watch out for what's lying on the footpaths. The most common covers here are for water meters and Virgin Media but nothing out of the ordinary. 

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Re: Stop Cock Covers
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 10:51:37 »
There's a good selection in Cuxton Road, Strood, going up from Darnley Arch. Will try to photograph next time I'm down.

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Re: Stop Cock Covers
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 09:54:10 »
The remarkable thing is how long they have lasted as opposed to the cheap and nasty plastic things they put in these days.

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Stop Cock Covers
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 21:10:27 »
Another thing that is quickly disappearing from our streets is the distinctive stop cock covers.

These are from Chatham and Gillingham.



Brompton Chatham Gillingham and Rochester Water Work 1898



Brompton Chatham Gillingham and Rochester Water Work 1899



Brompton Chatham Gillingham and Rochester Water Work 1914



R{ochester}? Water Company no date this one was located in Barnsole Road Gillingham.
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Chatham Water Company 1929.



Chatham and District Water Works 1933



Chatham District Water Works 1954



Medway Water Board 1954


 

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