TQ3877 : Old drinking fountain in St Alfege Park

near to Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Old drinking fountain in St Alfege Park
Old drinking fountain in St Alfege Park
The drinking fountain looks to have been built into the wall of an existing building TQ3877 : Building in St Alfege Park so may have originally been elsewhere. It bears the name of the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association.
St Alfege Park, Greenwich
St Alfege Park was originally two orchards and the old churchyard. The orchards were given to the church in 1802 to be used as a new burial ground. That burial ground is long since closed and the park is now under the management of Greenwich Council.
Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association
The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association was founded in 1859 initially to provide clean drinking water in public places for people in London, but soon extended to include animals and also outside London itself. It is still active, with the objectives of:

The promotion of the provision of drinking water for people and animals in the United Kingdom and Overseas
The preservation of the Association's archive materials, artefacts, drinking fountains, cattle troughs and other installations.

For full details of its history, see LinkExternal link.
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2011
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 December, 2011
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
Greenwich 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3823 7761 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.8338N 0:0.6472W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3823 7761
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Disused Drinking Fountain  Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association 

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