Looks like this one has seen some wear. Many feet must have tramped over this cast iron cover to have worn it down so much. And yes – it must have been feet – this one is in the middle of a pavement.
Adams Hydraulics is still in existence here in York. They are a “market-leading, global organisation dedicated to the design and manufacture of innovative products for the water and wastewater markets.” Which means, I guess, that what lies beneath here is a sewer!
You know, I’d love to have a trip down a sewer! I mean, I know some of them are going to be smelly and dirty, and there’s a good chance that rats and alligators will be living there, but I’ve never been down one. I’ve seen them in movies, but not in real life!
So, yeah – that’s a whole different world right there.