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Sunday, 12 September 2010

Drain Cover Watching...!

A couple of weeks ago, me and Andrea went for a walk. I wanted to show her the drain covers I'd noticed - I think because she's higher up, she doesn't see them but they're ever so pretty!! This one has glass in some of it!

This one says "Gas Gas" on it - Andrea says thats You Tilly Tea.

This one's pretty too - I like the squares and diamonds on it!

This one's another You Tilly Tea for Water.

G G. I wonder if that's another gas one? The other gas one we saw was also a square cover...

This one has a sunflower engraved on it!!!

Oh - a rectangular one! Wonder what this is for?

This one's called "Pam Water". I gues she's in charge of that thing called You Tilly Tea.

Oh!! This one's made up of diamonds but has a flowery design on top!

And another one made up of circles!

Hodges and Butler..... wonder who they are?

Oh! More gas ones!! Yeah, I think all the gas ones must be squares. That's how they tell.

Another square gas one!

Ah, now we have to be careful now. This is Grade C Dangerous Electricity. From Sigane.
Wonder where Sigane is?

After all that hard work thinking, we decided to lose some things!!

Coo, even the trees have pretty covers...!

Oh gosh! Mosaics! They look like they have water droplets on them but they don't!! That's just how the varnish dried!

Oh, that's pretty!

On the way home, we found some more drain cover things. This one says M but Andrea said it might be W for Water.

A triangular one!! I wonder what that does?

That's for you!

It's a Thomas Dudley Meter! I wonder what You Tilly Tea that is? I've never heard of getting Dudley and Thomas Bills.

FP - wonder who that is?

Must be important, he's on the wall too. Now, if I could only get that off for Urban Don.....

FH Brickhouse. Hmm..... Oh, it's Water.... it says so on the bottom!

Fire Hydrant.... Andrea says that's for the Fire Engines if they need water to put fires out.

Oh, another little square one - must be gas!

We also saw one with a starburst in!

And another FH Water one! I never knew there were so many shapes and designs!

When we got home, I showed Andrea all the things I'd found along the way!
September Challenge - what do your drain covers look like?
Should you accept the challenge, you have until October 1st to post your photos - and I'll some up with a prize for the best ones!


  1. I've never paid any attention to drain covers before but this is fascinating. I am going to go for a walk and look at them now.

    Excellent post!

  2. Almost all of our manhole covers around here say Neenah Foundry on the because we're near the place that makes them!

  3. OH WOW OH WOW! Wat a grayte post! YES YES! I shall do this! Thare ar sum neer me that look like Bears! Onnist! I shall hav to go an foto them now just to proov it! HEHEHE!

    Yor ferst wun looks like a football!

    It's all very intrestin, I agree!

    Well dun, Beanie!

  4. We don't have any drain covers in our area because we live in a rural area. Your photos were so interesting! What fascinating patterns and designs, and so many different ones. You must have had a great walk to discover so many. Thanks!

  5. Ooh, those covers are wonderfull. Perhaps you should take some paper and chalks with you next time and make rubbings from parts of the covers to cut out nice pieces/shapes and make art with!

  6. I totally missed this post!
    Those are some very beautiful covers!!

  7. Wow! You have beautiful drain covers there. Here, I think they're all pretty dull, but now I'll have to take a second look, just in case. It's wonderful how you seem to get people to see things differently, Beanie. You rock.