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Prater water trough

Prater water trough Prater water trough

Erection date: 1880

Inscription

{On south end:}
The gift of H. Prater Esq.re MD 188? {illegible}

{On the side:}
Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association 

Site: Prater water trough (1 memorial)

EC1, St John Street

This water trough was not here Spring-Summer 2011 but in January 2012 SilverTiger featured it on his blog. Had it been moved here from its original site?  Had it just been away temporarily?  We are used to the idea that plaques may be erected as soon as our back is turned but large, solid, heavy, granite water troughs? SilverTiger had also done some research and reported that Dr Prater also gave the basin which is now sited in Harefield Road, SW16.

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Prater water trough

Subjects commemorated Information

Horatio Prater

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Prater water trough

Created by Information

Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

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