.’. Horse and Cattle Fountain .’.

Catle

Every now and then I have come across old granite horse troughs that have long outlived their original purpose but which usually have an interesting inscription behind them. Most of them are now glorified flower-beds but originally they served the philanthropic purpose of providing clean drinking water both for the local residents and for the assorted animals of London. The story of the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association is an interesting one and I was surprised to read that they are still in existence – albeit in a much reduced form. I expect I’ll be adding to this one over the years but here are a few that I’ve come across recently

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