Our mission is to find, map, photograph and catalogue every stinkpipe in the Greater London area, though out of London is welcome too. Please send your stinkpipe pics here or to stinkpipes@gmail.com Twitter: @stinkpipes Holder of 6Music's Geek of the Week accolade, 1st October 2011

Thursday, 31 May 2012

May Round-up

I missed posting a May round-up, but I certainly had a few items to go in it. so here they are!

an article in the Northern Echo which discusses stinkpipes up in the frozen north.

A stinkpipe here in Southwark, South London which I've known about for a while now, but have only just photographed. It's on Union Street, near where it joins the A300 road to Southwark Bridge. A fine specimen.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Email from a Lambeth stinkpipe appreciator


I have just stumbled across your blog.    As part of a pilot project in 2009, we painted a couple of the stench pipes in Lambeth.     We were then successful in getting some match funding from Thames Water and will be painting another 30 this year.

We have quite a few different types in Lambeth.  My favourites are the J Stone examples that still have their crown.

I have always been intrigued as to why there are so many different styles and have never been able to find out much about their history.

I attach a couple of lists in case you’re interested.    One was compiled provided by a man called Tony Nunn and covers the whole of London.   The other is our Lambeth one that shows the stench pipes we are painting.

Glad I am not alone in appreciating these marvellous structures!