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    Default Brunswick station frontage.

    Just wondered, what these various bits of Brunswick station were for? I can figure that the large trough was for watering horses,but what are the small bowls for? And also,the 2 small rooms either side,with the gates on....toilets? (couldn't see any sign of plumbing though!)


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    These are rare leftovers from the Overhead railway and I've wonderded what the little rooms would have been used for, Beafeaters?!

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    Well, as I am just one big ball of ignorance, but was interested in confirming my 'dog-bowls' theory....I did find this...

    http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?f...ogID=351327703

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    These relics are neither from the Overhead or the old Brunswick Station, which was a lot further North of the picture.

    The building in the photograph is the base of a bridge that stretched from the dock road and up over the CLC sidings and up on to Grafton Street. It allowed access to the docks from the Dingle and Grafton Street.

    You can see it on the map in this link, its the road over the railway sidings at the SW end of Wellington Road.

    http://www.subbrit.org.uk/sb-sites/s...y/index1.shtml

    There is an aerial view in this map, you can see the ramps up to the bridge bottom left.

    http://www.myspace.com/garybrownnear...photos/6595225

    The water troughs etc were on street level below the ramps.

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    That is not the bridge.That is the "Iron bridge"

    It is Horsfall St, shown here on the map:
    http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/b...ck/index.shtml

    The road on both side rose on ramps then a "T" and over the tracks to Grafton St. A part of the road is still on one of the ramps.
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    Was the Hospital close to this?
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    The small rooms could have been gent`s urinals as there was quite a few around those days
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    I thought the dockers just had a section of sandstone wall to pi5s against which had a drain at the bottom? Although the close-up shots of the gated doorway inside does look like white porcelain, or similar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    Who's our Victorian lavatory expert on here?
    Is it Ged ?
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    Not sandstone Dazza,cast iron or in the best areas,marble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    Not sandstone Dazza, cast iron.
    Thanks Joe,

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregs dad View Post
    The small rooms could have been gent`s urinals as there was quite a few around those days
    There are a couple, of what look like,slate "dividers", inside inside the small rooms,so possibly they were toilets? Thing is,why put gates on them,as there is no "equipment" in them now? And those little bowls look too ornate for dog's,which would belong to who?
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    I figured they were for washing the horse sh*t off your shoes?

    I'm just guessing...no idea really?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dazza View Post
    I figured they were for washing the horse sh*t off your shoes?

    I'm just guessing...no idea really?
    ......or washing your hands? (no bog-paper then)

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    Please consider the height of carriage fashion, the likes of Dalmation dogs were bred and trained to run between the wheels of carriages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oudeis View Post
    Please consider the height of carriage fashion, the likes of Dalmation dogs were bred and trained to run between the wheels of carriages.
    Dalmation dogs, a horse's best friend.
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