Sunday 13 December 2009

Countdown to Christmas. Day 13 - the Metropolitan cattle water trough

There are serveal of these troughs dotted around north west London and I think they're great. This one is just off of East Heath Road in Hampstead, NW3 on the Heath.

They dates from the time when the car was not king and when the owning and the using of a horse was not unusual...

I was told yesterday that there was a time before the car when there were over 3million horses in ownership and use - sounds realistic but also an incredible number considering now just how exclusive horse ownership is.

But back in July this water trough was a pleasant addition and feature to the blog

For those with longer memories or regular readers you will know that the water trough was one of the earliest blog posts at all. Back in January 2008 we were discussing this topic here

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