13 September 2012

The Charles Kingsley Water Trough: London #26

This water trough is next to a bus stop near the Roundhouse on Chalk Farm Road and bears the inscription 'METROPOLITAN DRINKING FOUNTAIN AND CATTLE TROUGH ASSOCIATION' on the side facing the road.
On the south-east-facing side the inscription is 'IN MEMORIAM CHARLES KINGSLEY'. I know nothing of the history of this memorial, although I imagine that Kingsley's children's novel The Water-Babies: A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby (1863) played a large part in its conception.


Anonymous said...

i wish where i lved had cool shit like that but we destroy everything of historical sinifigance

Dr Tony Shaw said...

I like the comment!