Day to Day => Water Features => Topic started by: sheppey_bottles on October 19, 2009, 10:36:43

Title: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: sheppey_bottles on October 19, 2009, 10:36:43
We had a ride out to Milton Regis near sittingbourne the other day and noticed this old Fountain next to the old Gaol in the High Street. I think it has been resited here as I am sure it used to be in the recreation ground years ago. But a lovely item though and superb pieces of casting. I bet there are other superb examples throughout Kent.

(http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l218/Sheppey_bottles_John/fountain_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: kyn on November 08, 2009, 18:15:40
Shadoxhurst
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: LenP on November 21, 2009, 23:39:48
Canterbury, Longport.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_0774.jpg)

Although the nearby plaque would suggest this was installed much earlier than the late 1800's.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_0781.jpg)

That Pike fella gets EVERYWHERE.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_0777.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: LenP on December 22, 2009, 23:51:38
Canterbury, Palace Street.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/PIC_0905.jpg)
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Post by: kyn on January 01, 2010, 18:48:07
Woodchurch
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Post by: unfairytale on January 02, 2010, 21:45:40
Deal Castle.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2680/4237832253_d9de707849.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: kyn on January 30, 2010, 20:38:18
Littlestone
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: kyn on February 20, 2010, 14:22:42
Bredgar, beside the village pond.
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: LenP on August 30, 2010, 21:37:10
The Dane John in Canterbury.
This one still functions as a drinking fountain.
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/30815.jpg)

The inscription.
(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/30816.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: LenP on December 12, 2011, 23:26:46
Broadstairs beach. There is a twin about 20 yards to the left but it had some rather fruity graffiti on it.

(http://i581.photobucket.com/albums/ss251/Lens35/DSCF1004.jpg)
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: kyn on August 10, 2013, 22:15:55
Temple Ewell, as part of a commemorative memorial for the Queen's Golden Jubilee.
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: grandarog on August 11, 2013, 10:51:05
Foremans old yard, off Headcorn High Street.
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: kyn on March 18, 2017, 21:49:35
Lympne Castle
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Post by: smiffy on April 07, 2017, 20:58:41
This is the only picture I can find of this drinking fountain that gives some hint as to its appearance. (Crop from the StarHill Mill photograph).

Cutting from the South Eastern Gazette - July, 1861
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Post by: Rochester-bred on April 08, 2017, 15:03:46
I know this is not the same but I remember as a very young child a little water fountain we used to drink out of on Jackson's field at the top of Star Hill ,the drinking fountain was next to the seating shelter (now long gone) as I remember.
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: Signals99 on April 08, 2017, 16:17:23
Hi Rochester bred, I too remember that drinking fountain , nothing tasted so good on a hot summer day as a drink from it. Thinking about it brought to mind the horse troughs in and around the Medway towns. I can recall most of the obvious ones, the one at the bottom of Chatham Hill by the arches, Blue Boar Lane Rochester. I think there was one somewhere near Chatham town hall ? There were many more  just can't place them. Bearing in mind I left the towns when the yard closed (economic migrant ,thank you Maggie )
I expect most have gone now.
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: Lyn L on April 08, 2017, 16:31:23
There is still the one opposite La Providence in Rochester High St . Flower filled now .
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: smiffy on April 08, 2017, 18:40:22
I believe this is it in its previous location - along with the water pump, opposite Almon Place.
Title: Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: redge on April 08, 2017, 20:19:16
There is a horse trough at Higham opposite the Richard Falstaff pub, and also a water pump at Rochester free museum that still works,
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Post by: Rochester-bred on April 10, 2017, 18:53:19
There is still the one opposite La Providence in Rochester High St . Flower filled now .

Lyn L, the trough by La Providence was originally by Blue Boar lane near besides St. Clements house, it was later moved to where it is now, I remember every Friday meeting my grandad here before he went on to the Friday market, happy times.
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Post by: smiffy on April 10, 2017, 20:38:00
That trough certainly gets around! I wonder where it will end up next?
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Post by: smiffy on April 13, 2017, 20:22:32
This one was originally situated on Rochester Esplanade and then relocated to Strood rec.
Title: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
Post by: kyn on October 25, 2017, 21:22:49
Lots of images missing in this thread :(