A concrete manhole cover?

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Any ideas apart from it being a concrete manhole cover.
    Compton Avenue,East Ham,London

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  2. idler

    idler GeneralList

    How big is it?
    Could it be a rail/girder/hairpin socket, though you'd expect a couple of rows of them?
     
  3. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    Could be an electrical network HT cable manhole....looks like HT nomenclature on the cover.
     
  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    thank you for your thoughts

    just odd never seen anything like it on the London streets before
    they are all lined each side of the road about 12 yards apart on the pavement
    about 2ft 6" x 2ft 6"
     
  5. Trackfrower

    Trackfrower Member

    Earth or grounding point?

    Or if they are in lines..... sockets for posts or bollards?
     
  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    right down the middle of the pavement in deepest east London
     
  7. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    house front garden wall in front and kerbside just behind
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  8. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Appropriately for London, I'm going to have a wild stab at coal holes. If they're Victorian houses they might have coal bunkers in the cellars. Do the Roman numerals tally with the house numbers?
     
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  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    good point but no they didnt
     
  10. SteveDee

    SteveDee Active Member

    Put on a hi-vis jacket and a hard hat, then try to lift one off (...no one will challenge you if you are dressed for the part!).

    Concrete covers often cover metal covers (e.g. when a path is now higher than the original level of he path) so its probably a sewer cover, although rather a strange shape.
     
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  11. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    They don't seem to be sufficiently photogenic for the manhole photographers to have bothered with them so far. Unlikely to be coal holes as they are nothing like any I've seen and don't really look as though they are intended for frequent opening
     
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  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Oh bollards - give the council a bell and ask them

    TD
     
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  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Unlike me mate who takes photos of odd things i need to get out more
     
  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    True - but when out you need to have a change of clothes, that white 'uniform' is a dead give away :-P, wear a kilt or something similar so you blend in more :whistle:

    TD
     
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  15. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

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  17. SteveDee

    SteveDee Active Member

    There is a special Google search feature that you may or may not be familiar with: Google Image Search. This is where you upload your photo and the search engine tries to find similar images.

    It didn't find a matching inspection cover for your photo when I tried it. But I then uploaded the cropped section from a recent photo of the Port Sunlight war memorial (attached), and it presented an image of the memorial within the first 300 photos returned.

    It is, what it is. But this technology is improving all the time, so may be useful at some point in identifying locations or objects for some of you.

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  18. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    A similar service is Tineye TinEye Reverse Image Search
    They claim not to keep copies of any picture you upload.
     
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  19. SteveDee

    SteveDee Active Member

    I just had a look at it, but I think it only finds exact image matches (pixel by pixel) so I guess its good for checking if anyone is using your images.
     
  20. Blutto

    Blutto Plane Mad

    That's probably true, as it doesn't present 'best guess' type results as Google does.
     

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