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Doulton London drainage cover
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Drainage cover in Hong Kong Botanic Garden, made by Doulton & Co. Ltd. Lambeth, London. The company is famous worldwide for their ceramics brand Royal Doulton, used after its royal warrant was granted in 1902. 

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, February 18, 2021

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I'm currently based on the opposite side of the river to the old Doulton factory. It's still very ornate.
 

Doulton Factory, Lambeth
Doulton Factory, Lambeth, by Philk

 

Doulton Factory, Lambeth
Doulton Factory, Lambeth, by Philk

Beautiful building Phil, great to see the pride and creativity that went into a factory building then and that it's still there now.

It is fascinating to see the Doulton drainage cover and its historic factory building.  Speaking about drainage cover, I also found this Fire Hydrant manhole cover inside of Lei Yue Mun Barracks right next to the playground of Block 25.   The company did produce a big variety of products including fire hydrants and manhole covers.

Ham Baker & Co. Westminster SW manhole cover
Ham Baker & Co. Westminster SW manhole cover, by Freddie
Lei Yue Mun Barracks Block 25 Playground.jpg
Lei Yue Mun Barracks Block 25 Playground.jpg, by Freddie

 

Thanks for showing us this excellent drainage cover, where exactly did you find this in the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens? Thanks.

It's on the path running alongside Garden Road, between the War Memorial arch entrance near Government House and a small waterworks building. There's two old H.K.W.W. drain covers a little further up too.

Nice one Freddie.

Thanks for the reply!