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on Mon Dec 31 2018, 08:39
NO!! not more bottomage Very Happy

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on Mon Dec 31 2018, 08:51
I may go man hole cover hunting later Very Happy
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on Mon Dec 31 2018, 09:26
Why are most large manhole covers round ?
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on Mon Dec 31 2018, 09:38
A round manhole cover cannot fall through its circular opening, whereas a square manhole cover could fall in if it were inserted diagonally in the hole. Circular covers don't need to be rotated or precisely aligned when placing them on the opening. A round manhole cover is easily moved and rolled.

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on Mon Dec 31 2018, 10:09
I thought this was going to be about chastity belts!! affraid jocolor
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on Mon Dec 31 2018, 10:52
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on Mon Dec 31 2018, 16:46
I told you so Very Happy
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on Mon Dec 31 2018, 16:59
@Hieronymous wrote:I thought this was going to be about chastity belts!!  affraid   jocolor


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on Mon Dec 31 2018, 17:05
raubdruckerin was formed and is mainly run by dipl. raubdruckerin Emma-France Raff.

ger. Raubdruckerin: female pirate printer

raubdruckerin is an experimental printmaking project, that uses ... surfaces of the urban landscape, to create unique graphical patterns on streetwear basics, fabrics and paper.

Plans for the future include a ‘Grand Tour’ through Europe and a dream of ... Japan, the place with the most extravagant manhole covers in the world.”

Those are great, Admin. I wonder where the best ones are in Wigan? Smile
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on Mon Dec 31 2018, 17:12
I feel a competition coming on. Best man hole cover pic.Come on folks get your camera out Man hole covers 709307421
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on Sun Jan 06 2019, 09:20
I saw a belter in Sainsbury's car park but it was too busy  with cars going in and out.  I'll try again soon.
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on Sun Jan 06 2019, 09:26
This is a belter from Japan

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on Sun Jan 06 2019, 11:34
That is pretty, Admin. I’ve not been on the lookout in Wigan yet. Smile
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on Sun Jan 06 2019, 12:05
They don't get stolen much, from around the Wigan area, due to the 'grid-locks'!   Rolling Eyes Laughing
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on Mon Jan 07 2019, 14:16
Very Happy. This is pretty in the Museum of Wigan Life:

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on Mon Jan 07 2019, 14:39
Nice one Jo anne. I must go on walk about to see what I can find.
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on Wed Jan 30 2019, 00:13
A coal cover to look out for - Wigan Town Trail - p.22-23:

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on Wed Jan 30 2019, 06:39
Why aren't they, in line with equality, called woman hole covers?

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on Wed Jan 30 2019, 09:07
I suspect they are no longer there jo anne.

@Mac wrote:Why aren't they, in line with equality, called woman hole covers?


The term manhole comes from the 19th century and originally referred to a small access hole in the top or side of a boiler that was covered with a heavy metal plate bolted in place. These holes were not meant to provide access for a man to pass through, but for an arm and hand to reach the inner parts of the boiler. “Man” in this case refers not to the gender of the worker, but is from the root word that means “hand,” as in the word “manual.” Indeed, some old boiler manuals use the words “manhole” and “handhole” synonymously. Sewer manholes were probably so-called as an extension of the general term that meant “an access hole” and the gender-specific meaning followed naturally, albeit somewhat erroneously.

According to The New York Times, leaders in Sacramento, California, decided in 1990 that the word "manhole" was sexist, and the city now refers to manholes as "maintenance holes."



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on Wed Jan 30 2019, 09:34
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on Wed Jan 30 2019, 09:39
@Mac wrote:Why aren't they, in line with equality, called woman hole covers?

Surely 'person hole' would be non gender specific.

I think the simpler 'maintenance hole' or 'access hole' although better describing

the functionality are unlikely to replace, 'manhole'.
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on Wed Jan 30 2019, 09:48
Enabling access apature . affraid affraid affraid
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on Wed Jan 30 2019, 09:48
My comment was leaning towards being Benny Hillian.

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on Wed Jan 30 2019, 11:48
@Mac wrote:My comment was leaning towards being Benny Hillian.

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on Wed Jan 30 2019, 11:50
I know.

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