London History

.’. Victorian Coalholes .’.

Here is some of the many photos of Victorian Coalholes that I found around London. My favourite so far is the one with four pairs of scissors and buttons found at Brick Lane at the local textile trade. It does look old but it is only 16 years old and it was made by the artist, Keith Bowler, who lived in Spitalfields for many years, designed them and had them cast locally.

As I said before the “coalholes” are a hatch in the pavement above an underground coal bunker. But to me, they are a proof that we walk in the past of this amazing city sometimes not realizing how great it is.



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