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Mystery Items Found in the Garden

Discussion in 'In the Garden' started by Andrew Crosland, 5 May 2019.

  1. Andrew Crosland

    Andrew Crosland

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    Found in the garden of our new house.

    First is a crock lid on top of a pipe that goes straight down for 3 - 4 ft. THe lid may not be original. Found under a concrete path that has been there anything up to 60yrs (when the house was built).

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    Second is metal with ribs extending out an inch or two. Hole is 2-3 in. dia. The plug does not fit any more (if it ever did). There's something solid under the grass for about 12 in. dia. Seems to have been plugged with concrete about 4 in. down. No idea of age but that sec tion of garden was bought from a neighbour a few decades ago and was previously either allotments or a tennis court (conflicting information).

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    I can guess what they may be, but would welcome any ideas.

    Andrew
     

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    Sockets for tennis net posts ? How far apart are they.
     
  3. Andrew Crosland

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    Different parts of the garden. Two different items but it looks like I messed up adding the pictures. The second inline thumbnail should actually be the picture that is attached to the original post.
     
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    The houses down our road all have something like that in the front gardens . Our rainwater pipes go straight into the ground and I think the holes may be air vents connected to the rainwater drains. I covered mine up about with soil 15 years ago, as have most people.
     
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