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Prof
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31 of 38  Thu 21st Jun 2018 12:27am  
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On 30th Jan 2018 8:28pm, Garlands Joke Shop said:
On 30th Jan 2018 1:43pm, Ronald34 said: There used to be a horse drinking trough in Queen's Road, not far from Percy Blamire's garage. It may have been removed when the tram lines were taken up.
Is this the drinking fountain/trough you're referring to? This water fountain/trough is dedicated to Caroline (Cara) Bray (1814-1905) and her husband Charles Bray (1811-1884). Here is another view of the trough from the side. Edited by member, 30th Jan 2018 9:26 pm
No Garlands Joke Shop, the horse trough mentioned by Ronald 34 in Queens Road, survived long after the war, it was near Queen Victoria Road, and I remember it well. It was not the one shown on Greyfriars Green. Edited by member, 21st Jun 2018 12:29 am
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Prof
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32 of 38  Sun 1st Jul 2018 9:52am  
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Seems I was mistaken, the photos clearly state the horse trough on Greyfriars Green came from Queens Road. I looked at the wrong picture!
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Inyoni
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33 of 38  Fri 24th Aug 2018 5:09pm  
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I remember there were several of the the then modern type drinking fountains pre war as a small child being pushed around the city and lifted to drink. Greyfriars Green, Swanswell, come to mind! Definitely there were the old ornate ones with heavy cups hanging on chains, all in pram pushing distance around Cov, Canterbury St my starting point. l remember one time we waited for a horse to finish drinking from the overflow trough before we could get a drink from the continuous flow coming out of the spout but no idea where!
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Prof
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34 of 38  Sat 3rd Nov 2018 6:49pm  
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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35 of 38  Sun 4th Nov 2018 11:35am  
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Prof. Coventry was full of drinking fountains, pumps, troughs and springs, up until the war, half of Coventry houses were still using pumped water from wells and springs, and Coventry had great cattle markets in the past.
On 16th Oct 2018 8:09pm, Helen F said: Forum library image
Helen's photo of the old Mayor's parlour showed one of its famous pumps. And Nicholas Rhea's book 'The Curse of the Golden Trough' highlighted horse troughs.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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36 of 38  Tue 6th Nov 2018 4:36pm  
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Thank you MR, I do appreciate what you do for me. What a beautiful building, and look at the clock with the beadle and the town crier popping in and out, in their red and green coats, in allusion to the heraldic colours of the ground of the city arms. When the house was altered, these figures went to the City Arms public house adjoining, kept by Mr David Dalgleish. Before it was the Mayor's Parlour it was the Coffee Tavern, and before that Peacock Inn, and in front was this antiquated looking pump, which had stood there from time immemorial over a deep well.
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Prof
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37 of 38  Fri 30th Nov 2018 11:22pm  
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Pool Meadow water pump Saved by Lauri Edited by member, 1st Dec 2018 9:37 am
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Kaga simpson
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38 of 38  Sat 1st Dec 2018 11:11am  
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200 years ago there was a water pump outside the Mayor's parlour, Broadgate. It was destroyed but left a huge well six-feet in diameter - made of sandstone bricks, the shaft very deep that I believe is still deep in the middle of Broadgate.
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