Photo: Cruising past Windsor wearing a Pith Helmet (pic Sue NPXL)
Welcome to the toilet wall.
What is it? Where is it? What’s its purpose?
Is it a metal roller fixed to a bridge to prevent damage to the brick/stone by towing ropes?
It's a roller attached to the side of a bridge to protect the masonry from the action of towropes rubbing. It was intended to protect the ropes as well, preventing snagging or fraying. Where is it? Ooh ... on the Marple lock flight? Or on the T&M near Stone?
Its a roller guard fitted to the edge of a bridge to protect the brickwork from the passing ropes. Its bound to be rusted solid after all these years and I have no idea where it is beyond assuming its near where you are at the moment!
Rope roller on the edge of a bridge to protect the brickwoork ?
Tow rope roller on bridge arch?
Is it a bump absorber on a swing bridge?
Ummm, looks like the top of a grease gun?
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