TA0488 : Scarborough horse troughs; Sandside 1

taken 5 years ago, near to Scarborough, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Scarborough horse troughs; Sandside 1
Scarborough horse troughs; Sandside 1
Public horse troughs are expressions of later C19 charitable provision. The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association had been established 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. In the 19th century ‘cattle’ included horses. The objective of the Association was the provision of clean water for the working classes and for animals. This initiative in London was followed regionally and Scarborough, as a rapidly developing sea-side resort especially frequented by the middle classes and entrepreneurs of industrial West Yorkshire, was no exception in terms of both public drinking fountains and horse troughs.
This very fine water trough is on the opposite side of the road from the Newcastle Packet public house and was erected in 1908. This is the south facing elevation.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 June, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 24 June, 2014
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TA 048 887 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:17.0349N 0:23.4847W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TA 048 887
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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