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

Sunday, 31 March 2013

The 2013 stinkpipe hunting season begins

I've been out on my bike, with my stinkpipe collecting kit, and have come back mainly with ones I already knew about but had, oddly, disappeared into the nether region of time gone past.

I managed to delete a sizeable portion of my stinkpipe archive a couple of years back and memory also seems to dump stuff it deems unimportant. Stinkpipes unimportant. As if!!

Avery Hill Road
So to get back into the swing of it, and because it was a rare sunny day, I cycled around my locality to mop up a few stragglers, and to update a few that I hadn't seen in about 7 or 8 years. Blimey, has it been that long?

Here's my new pics - click on the link to be whisked off to my Picasa albums

New Eltham
in New Eltham I rounded up aone I'd seen on my travels, on Avery Hill road; and discovered an entirely new one on Leysdown Road.

In Mottingham I rephotographed the one by the BP garage, and Court Farm Lane, and for the first time, the three on Dunkery Road.

Revisited the Kings Avenue pipe, to see it has been repainted. I think it used to be white.

photographed all the Catford High Street pipes for the first time (below). The old photos were quite poor, taken from a car I believe. this time I got up close. Also found three entirely new ones, including a type of Ham Baker never seen before. a sort of missing link of stinkpipe evolution!

another one I'd sen but never photographed, In the middle of a short stretch of busy dual carriageway. It's of a design I've never seen before (right).

Three I pass regularly but have never stopped to photograph - nothing stunning, except that one appears to be half buried in the pavement!