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Robert Trotter fountain - SW3 Robert Trotter fountain - SW3

Fountain: Robert Trotter fountain - SW3

Erection date: /4/1879

Inscription

{In the recess, above the fountain:}
In memory of Robert Trotter Esq who died Decr. 27th 1877.
1 Thess. 1-3

{On the face of the arch over the fountain:}
"Whosoever drinketh from this water shall thirst again but whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst."
John IV, 13-14

"1 Thess. 1-3" is a biblical reference, the text of which reads: "Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight of God and our Father". Seems people back in 1877 were expected to have so much of the bible off by heart that one could just give a reference and passers-by would instantly call the text to mind and realise that Trotter was a faithful, hard-working bloke.

Mrs Trotter erected this as a memorial to her husband, at an expense of £70.

Site: Robert Trotter fountain - SW3 (1 memorial)

SW3, Fulham Road, Pelham Crescent Gardens

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Robert Trotter

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Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

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Emma Trotter

Married to Robert Trotter and widowed in 1877. 

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