The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Whilst out and about
    thought this was interesting West Street,Harrow on the Hill
    The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association
    The Drinking Fountain Association
     

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  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Very interesting, never heard of this before.
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Now you've spotted one, you'll be amazed at how often you notice their name on things.
    I'd no idea they still existed, great stuff.
     
  4. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    That brings back some nice memories Clive. I used to walk past one (top of Sydenham Hill/Eliot Bank, London SE23.) every day on the way to school. Sadly it's no longer there.
     
  5. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    I'd no idea they still existed
    There is one nearby, restored, full of flowers now I think. (no longer a hazard of haemopsis vorax). I'll have to check the inscription.
     
  6. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Ruislip, Middlesex
     

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  7. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    There's one in Hackney, corner Mare Street and Westgate Street. Looking a bit sad though.

    All the best

    Andreas
     

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  8. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    In my childhood days, in London during the late 1920s, these troughs were to be found on virtually every main road in the city.

    I would guess that the biggest user's would have been Watney & Truman, the huge brewery company in Brick Lane.

    Ron
     
  9. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    There is on on the Greys Inn Road close to Westminster College
     
  10. infoseeker

    infoseeker Member

    We have at least one similar in our city (nowhere near London) not sure if there's an inscription on it though, when I'm back on my feet I'll go take a look.
     
  11. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Grays Inn Road London
     

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  12. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Inscription on end, partially 'damaged' - Proverbs 12, 10: A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast
     
  13. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Hyde Park,London
     

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  14. redtop

    redtop Well-Known Member

    My Father was a Dray man for said brewery,he said he was paid extra money to draw and carry water for his horses from pubs he delivered to,
    Brewery Draymen were forbidden to use the fountains because they spread horse flue.
     
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  15. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Bushey,Hertfordshire
     

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  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Southall Middlesex
     

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  17. geoff501

    geoff501 Achtung Feind hört mit

    Not a Metropolitan Trough, but a local one at Bromsgove. Erected in 1910, rededicated by a disgraced MP in 2007.
     

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  18. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Watford Hertfordshire
     

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  19. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Clapham Common,London
     

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    mdfcta New Member

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