TQ3070 : Former drinking trough on Streatham Common

taken 7 years ago, near to West Norwood, Croydon, Great Britain

Former drinking trough on Streatham Common
Former drinking trough on Streatham Common
The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association was set up in London by Samuel Gurney, an MP and philanthropist, and Edward Thomas Wakefield, a barrister, in 1859 to provide free drinking water. Originally called the Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association it changed its name to include cattle troughs in 1867, to also support animal welfare. It must have been difficult to get such a long name onto their drinking troughs, but not in the case of this wonderful example, opposite the cafe at the top of Streatham Common. The trough below must have been for dogs.
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TQ3070, 148 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 31 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 5 September, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens 
Former (from Tags)
Drinking Trough 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3079 7092 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.3326N 0:7.2200W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3082 7092
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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