Thursday Doors – Lend A Hand

I was going to call this post ‘Handy Knockers’, or ‘Knock Me Up,’ but realised both titles probably wouldn’t work so well with a lot of my regular readers (though they may have attracted some new ones!) πŸ˜€

So here are my doors for Norm 2.0’s regular weekly challenge. Both images were taken in my home town, and both doors share a similar feature – the door knockers are in the shape of a hand.

IMG_2198This first door comes from a house with a storied history, one of the oldest dwellings in the area.

IMG_2196As you can see from the wall plaque, it’s had many different uses over the years.

IMG_2211This second door is from the rear of what is now a commercial property, but was once a fine Georgian house. While the surroundings may be a little dingy now, it’s nice to think of how it once might have been, when Hemel Hempstead was a country town outside London.

For more doors, or to add on of your own to Norm’s challenge, simply visit his blog and click the link πŸ™‚

20 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Lend A Hand

  1. I might have snickered at either of alternate titles, but you’re probably right. Those door knockers are reminding me of both a Christmas Carol and Labyrinth and I’d likely pound on the door with my hand rather than ever lift them for this reason.

  2. SO cool, love those door knockers. Theres one of a whole person in hertford, and I’ve seen a foxes head, but never a hand. Well impressed. Might even have to steal that as a bit of inspiration :p

    1. Thanks, Sacha – it was really funny, I saw them both on the same day and within the same hour, so I guess that’s why I noticed the similarity. Allie thought they reminded her of Labyrinth (where I think the hand door knocker came to life) – definitely some story fodder there!

  3. Nice! I’m wondering if the occupants behind the first door had problems with pranksters knocking on the door at all hours and moved the knocker out of reach to the top. For the second door, if no one answered the knock I guess they could just yell into the intercom. πŸ™‚

    1. Haha, yes, you’re probably right! There are quite a few pubs near to the first house, so I’m sure they’ve had revellers stumbling past over the years πŸ™‚

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