Tuesday, 2 October 2012

A Draining Kind of Day

We don't know what kind of day you're having, but we're having one of those grey, muddy ones. To help alleviate the more alarming symptoms of depression, we're enjoying this picture of a Victorian drain today. As mentioned in a previous post, it was unearthed during the archaeological excavations in Hungate, York.
 The area was once a Victorian slum, and one can quite happily imagine the stench. One is grateful for modern plumbing.

Our favourite Victorian drain, in Hungate
Related reading:
Plumbing, Blessed Plumbing
The Historic Toilet Tour of York

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