TO regular followers of my blog I apologise and issue the following disclaimer: this post has NOTHING to do with military history. At least nothing intentionally!
I spotted this curiosity walking home the other day and found it intriguing! We as historians look at the Georgian Mile in Dublin and marvel at the archetypical features of the houses along it; the curving fanlights over the main doors, the small panes of glass, the boot-scrapers and of course the coal chutes with their coverings on street level!
Well in 150 years time historians of the future (perhaps a novel concept!) may look at Irish houses built in the last few hundred years and detect a new type of ‘chute’ covering along every home! The water main! a nice little covering i thought, at least there was an effort at aesthetics employed!
History, my friends, is being made every day!