Alfred Solomons

I’ve got some pictures of coal hole covers by Alfred Solomons, of 195 & 197 Caledonian Road N1.

The plain edges are wider and there is nothing written across the central part, but apart from that, the patterns are exactly the same. I heard that there are several along Doughty Road and around in Bloomsbury as well.

Found @ Lamb’s Conduit St.Image

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Author: Dani Middleton

I was born in Brazil in 1981 and lived there for 23 years before emigrating to the UK in 2005. I had read about England’s history since a young age however I moved here purely due to the history of London itself. Everything in this city fascinates me; from its parks, pubs and buildings to street names, post boxes and bollards. Watching children “beating the bounds” or the rose ceremony, you can never be tired of London. I love the quirkiness of the little alleys, the secrets of the forgotten architecture and how wonderful it can be to simply turn a corner and suddenly find a whole new world. I have worked in some remarkable places in London: museums, palaces, galleries, archives, even digging for the MoL on the Thames foreshore but I now work for Tower Bridge where, daily, I can see the City from a different point of view. Working for the City, learning its history and stories makes me eager to learn more. London is a flowing, living organism, with the old and new together transforming it every day, but always with its history at your fingertips. One step, an intricate Victorian coal hole; another step, an old Police box; yet another, an office block built seamlessly onto an old roman ruin. I am just a girl, lost in London trying not to find the way out but a way deeper, further inside what makes this city so… special, so… unique, so… me. I am a Londoner.

2 thoughts on “Alfred Solomons”

  1. Dear Mo, Seems like that after a walk I did yesterday also found them at Cavendish St as well!!! They are lovely. I am planning in buy some good paper to do rubbing of my favorites.!!! 🙂 What you think? Good idea?

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