Friday, October 27, 2006

New findings

I was out in Beckenham the other day. I happened to come by three new stink pipes. The design wasn't new though - they were the same as the two in South Bromley and Elmstead woods. Possibly in better condition, but i'll have to verify that by going back during the day time.

Then in Catford, I went back to look at three i'd seen while cycling past last winter. They turned out to be J.Stone & Co, but unlike any i've photographed so far. Again - I'll have to return during daylight.

It's not the best time of year for this sort of activity - visiblity being generally quite poor throughout the winter months. But when I was in Nunhead yesterday visiblity was perfect. It was sunny and bright when I discovered two until now unknown Ham Bakers in that area. But I didn;t have my camera. Again - a return trip will be necessary.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Kings Avenue, Bromley

An unusual design - unique so far, and in very good condition

(unfortunately pictures were lost so a follow up visit is required)

Elmstead Woods

Yet another stink-pipe by an unknown manufacturer.

 There is an attractive leaf motif half way up the pipe - badly photographed, below.


I finally had the opportunity to enter Chiswick Park and photograph this pipe, that I'd previously only managed to see travelling on the tube from Acton [it was me travelling on the tube, not the stinkpipe - just thought I'd make that clear]. As well as carrying out the usual duties of a stink-pipe, this one is also performing the very important function of carrying a lost dog notice.

photographed in 2011 - still performing as a lost dog information post,
though recently painted and in much better condition

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

October update

Here at London's Stink Pipes we've been out and about discovering new stinkpipes across London.

There appears to be plenty in the Orpington area, although no new types so far. These will be mapped.

Some new types have been photographed elsewhere, and will be appearing here soon, including stink-pipes found outside of London - in Goldalming and Portsmouth.

A brand new type was seen in Kingston, however, no photographer was on hand. So we shall be revisiting Kingston in the near future.

A workman was recently seen in a cherry picker poking something down a stinkpipe in Eltham, although the workman's employer was not identified. This implies that soemone is actively maintaining them. More to come.