Drainspotting – the art of ‘collecting’ manholes | Whatever destination we explore, we always hope to satisfy our drainspotting addiction, too. If a manhole or drain cover catches our attention we take a snapshot of the desired object. Some drain covers are pretty spectacular, especially the older ones.
England is a good source for drainspotting. Still, we haven’t been to Japan yet, the country said to have the most amazing drain covers. Our very secret source claims: 95% of the municipalities in Japan have their own customized drain covers! But ok, since we haven’t been to Japan yet, these are our finest examples so far ->
Another nice example of a customized manhole in England. When hunting for drain covers it’s not long before the name of ‘Hayward Brothers’ starts to crop up with regularity. The Hayward Brothers (William and Edward) where part of a notable family of glaziers and glass-cutters, who made the move into the ironmongery trade.
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