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Offline CGoodwin

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Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #26 on: September 05, 2018, 09:56:20 »
The 2nd Lord Rokeby, an eccentric, lived in Monks Horton, in Kent.
On his travels in Germany, he had reportedly discovered the benefits of cold water and, on his return to Kent, started going to the seaside daily to swim. He had built drinking fountains along his route to the beach. He walked all the way and let his servant follow him in the carriage with full livery. If he found people drinking from a fountain, he gave them a half-crown coin.

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Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #25 on: December 22, 2017, 16:31:46 »
There used to be one outside the appropriately named Fountain Pub on the Tonbridge road Maidstone but it disappeared, during the refurbishment, into an Indian restaurant. Sad, as it was a great feature, I wonder where it went?

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Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #24 on: December 22, 2017, 11:43:31 »
There is a water pump in the courtyard of the ` Sir John Hawkins Hospital ` residence, on the border of Chatham / Rochester opposite Gundulph Road, in the High Street.
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Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #23 on: October 25, 2017, 21:22:49 »
Lots of images missing in this thread :(

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Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #22 on: April 13, 2017, 20:22:32 »
This one was originally situated on Rochester Esplanade and then relocated to Strood rec.

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Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2017, 20:38:00 »
That trough certainly gets around! I wonder where it will end up next?

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Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #20 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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Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #19 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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Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2017, 18:40:22 »
I believe this is it in its previous location - along with the water pump, opposite Almon Place.

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Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2017, 16:31:23 »
There is still the one opposite La Providence in Rochester High St . Flower filled now .
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Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #16 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.

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Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #15 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.
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Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #14 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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Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2017, 21:49:35 »
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Re: Re: Water Pumps and Fountains
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2013, 10:51:05 »
Foremans old yard, off Headcorn High Street.

 

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