Medieval Manhole

26 Jul

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Some manholes are not manholes at all. They’re too small to get a man down. While I was doing some public printmaking with The Plebeian Printmakers a couple of weekends ago, we saw all sorts of manhole covers, big and small and this lovely one was one of the smallest.

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We were puzzled by it because it has that number 8 on it and there was no keyhole so it didn’t give access to anything underground. My fellow Plebeian Printmakers, Lynne Bebb and Hannah Lawson found a similar one with the number 16 a bit further down Swansea’s High Street.

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They did some investigating later on and found that there are lots more in the area, seventeen in all, marking out a virtual tour of Medieval Swansea – you can find it here. 

 

 

 

 

And rushing up faster than I would like ….. because I have to get stuff ready for it …. ERK!!!!!! Please come if you can 😀

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2 Responses to “Medieval Manhole”

  1. Phil Cooper July 26, 2017 at 21:55 #

    What a great print, that design would make a great T-shirt!

    • Rosie Scribblah July 27, 2017 at 08:44 #

      Next time we’re going to have a go with fabric inks. These are printed on cotton but the inks won’t wash. There are gorgeous designs across the city 😀

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