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Offline lutonlad

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Re: Stop Cock Covers
« Reply #22 on: May 20, 2013, 18:34:30 »
When I spoke to the men replacing the covers, they told me they are just scrapped or thrown away. Surely these are a part of our local history and need to be preserved. I have about half a dozen I am going to keep. Sad to see them go when they have been around for over a hundred years.
If it cant be mended with a hammer, it must be an electrical fault, bash it anyway.

Offline BygoneMedway

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« Reply #21 on: May 18, 2013, 21:57:42 »
Sorry didn't have camera with me at the time.

I walked up Gordon Road, Chatham (on the left hand side). I noticed a couple dated 1891.
A few houses further along they were dated 1901.
Outside number 25 it was dated 1947.
Horrible plastic ones for the rest of the Road.

Offline ChrisExiledFromStrood

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« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2013, 18:13:14 »
There's a good selection in Cuxton Road, Strood, going up from Darnley Arch. Will try to photograph next time I'm down.
Quoting myself, and as a warning to others - there's now only two old ones on that stretch of Cuxton Road in Strood.
Catch them while you can.
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And one round the corner in Hawthorn Road, but no date, maybe later than the others?
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Offline kyn

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Re: Stop Cock Covers
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2013, 18:39:04 »
St. Margaret's Street, Rochester

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« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2013, 14:24:21 »
Janetlinda56, you could give it a coat of paint and use it as a garden ornament ,delboy

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« Reply #17 on: May 01, 2013, 17:17:22 »
I took a photo, but when they came to fit the water meter today, I asked if I could keep the old dated cover, goodness knows what I shall do with it now !

Offline TowerWill

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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2013, 21:29:29 »
Might work out a bit more expensive then john1971. We help to keep the bills down by recycling bath water but this is not always possible or desirable for other people. We also found our dustbin with a lid, standing inside another plastic bin, was collecting rain water in the lower bin. I couldn't make out why the upper bin was bobbing about in the wind and getting higher until I looked under it.
Anyway back to stop cocks and the water company had quite a job locating what cock went with which house up here. These late Victorian houses had two sharing one cock, one coming in from the rear via another road and ours outside the front door.

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« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2013, 20:01:16 »
I missed my opportunity to take a photo of my 1907 cover as today it was replaced by a water meter. I have a feeling that with two adults, four children and a dog it's going to work out slightly more expensive for me...

Offline TowerWill

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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2013, 16:46:33 »
Yes a larger hole and cover were required for our water meter. I wonder now what sort of cover we once had. The meter has saved us quite a bit of money on water and sewerage bills too (don't know about a large family though). Unmetered bills were a big rip off for us.   

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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2013, 08:10:14 »
Best I grab my camera and take a photo of our cover before they come and fit a water meter, it may get changed.

Offline TowerWill

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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2013, 07:57:19 »
Here in Dover it's advisable to keep one's eyes on the pavements due to the little doggy messages. It must be one of the worst towns in East Kent for them. If I recall correctly from the the DEW thread, the company relocated to China where it now manufactures the Gatic covers.

Offline 101sean

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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2013, 21:09:08 »
Or walk in to a lamppost!

Good to see an interest being taken in municipal ironwork. Manhole covers on sewers were often also cast with the authorities name in (some still are with very large water authorities) or long gone local ironfounders. I speak with a professional interest having lifted hundreds over the years to peer inside!

Offline BygoneMedway

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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2013, 18:39:53 »
Now you all have got me looking down, instead of up. Going to have a bad neck soon  :)

Offline smiffy

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2013, 18:07:02 »
What would the HHH stand for? I can think of Hundred of Hoo or High Halstow, what about the other h?

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2013, 16:41:25 »
After viewing your photos I walked about with my face looking down. Thanks Bobdonk - I've found a few too.


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