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Post by Stanley » 07 Mar 2018, 04:59

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In 1982 this nook in Philip Street was a handy place for the old galvanised dustbin but can anyone tell me what its original use was?
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Post by Gloria » 07 Mar 2018, 08:35

Coal hole?
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Post by Tizer » 07 Mar 2018, 09:07

Entrance to treacle mine?

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Post by chinatyke » 07 Mar 2018, 10:38

Night 'soil' receptacle.

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Post by StoneRoad » 07 Mar 2018, 22:20

I'ld go for coal hole - the night soil hatch (blocked up) is to the right and much lower down.
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Post by Marilyn » 07 Mar 2018, 22:39

Possibly where the lamp lighter kept his stores?
Or could it have stored fire buckets?

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Post by Stanley » 08 Mar 2018, 03:44

Sorry, nobody has got it yet, I'll give it one more day.
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Post by chinatyke » 08 Mar 2018, 04:33

Ash pit?

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Post by Marilyn » 08 Mar 2018, 06:58

A historic "public throughfare" so it had to be respected...

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Post by Stanley » 08 Mar 2018, 07:12

China has it. Note that it is in Philip Street. The reason why I am certain it was an ash-pit or midden is that it is actually included in the deeds of 12 King Street which I owned at one time. I don't know how it came to be an outlier like that but that's definitely what it was. I have an idea that the space next to it is also an outlier. I wonder if the present owners of the property know about this quirk?
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Post by Stanley » 09 Mar 2018, 05:08

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Have a go at this one.....
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Post by Gloria » 09 Mar 2018, 08:54

Flux sticks?
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Post by Stanley » 09 Mar 2018, 08:58

Sorry Gloria no, a bit further back in time than that....
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Post by PanBiker » 09 Mar 2018, 09:07

Sealing Wax
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Post by Big Kev » 09 Mar 2018, 09:39

You beat me to it, Ian :-)
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Post by StoneRoad » 09 Mar 2018, 09:51

might also be polishing / jeweller's wax / rouge, although my first impression (sorry) was sealing wax.
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Post by Tizer » 09 Mar 2018, 11:17

Sticks of rare red treacle from that mine under Philip Street. The colour and rigidity is due to a high content of haematite (red iron oxide mineral). This is what they use to put the irn in Irn-Bru.

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Post by Tripps » 09 Mar 2018, 11:19

'The time has come' the walrus said to speak of many things. . . :smile:
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Post by Stanley » 10 Mar 2018, 05:18

Dead right..... Still used today of course.
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Post by Stanley » 11 Mar 2018, 04:47

Try this one....

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Post by Tizer » 11 Mar 2018, 10:05

Solidified treacle sold by the foot?

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Post by Stanley » 12 Mar 2018, 04:50

Nice one Tiz! But unfortunately wrong. Mind you the wood is the same colour as Spanish.
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Post by Tizer » 12 Mar 2018, 10:10

I know what it is but I'm not telling. The word `wood' is a clue, together with its colour.

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by plaques » 12 Mar 2018, 12:22

Primitive atom splitting equipment. Pity you have just done a 'rain dance' or you could have given us a demonstration.

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Post by StoneRoad » 12 Mar 2018, 16:47

Is that Ebony ?
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