TQ3777 : Metropolitan Drinking Fountain, Deptford

near to Isle of Dogs, Tower Hamlets, Great Britain

Metropolitan Drinking Fountain, Deptford
Metropolitan Drinking Fountain, Deptford
The (disused) drinking fountain in the grounds of St Paul's church was one of many installed in public places around London in the early years of the 20th century.

The inscription around the edge reads: "Erected by the Metropolitan Public Gardens Association of 83 Lancester Gate. The Association laid out this ground as a public garden 1913 and placed this fountain there 1914. In memory of Hugh Taylor 1817-1900 from his daughter."
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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2008
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Wednesday, 13 August, 2008   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 14 August, 2008
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Park and Public Gardens 
Date (from Tags)
1914 
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Drinking fountain   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3734 7743 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 3734 7743
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