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Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

Started by Samuel Gurney MP and the barrister, Edward Thomas Wakefield. Founded as the Metropolitan Free Drinking Fountain Association it changed its name to include cattle troughs in 1867.  London Details have a terrific post about this organisation.

MDFCTA is a great site, aiming to collect all these troughs and fountains, and not just those in London. Do let them know of any they don't yet have.

Now the Drinking Fountain Association, they are still trying to provide water to the public - probably more difficult now than when they started.

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

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St Pancras fountain

This 'Matilda fountain' is a copy of the 1867 statue 'At the Spring' or 'Earl...

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This section lists the memorials created by the subject on this page:
Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

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Bear fountain

{On a ground level plaque:} 1859 - 1939. Presented by the Metropolitan Drink...

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Beck and Runtz fountain

MDFCTA confirms that this fountain is of a unique design but we can find no r...

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Beloved friend

Is it likely that the beloved friend was a horse or dog rather than a person?

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Buxton water trough - Enfield

{On one end:} The gift of J. H. Buxton, 1879 {On both sides:} Metropolitan D...

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Buxton water trough - Spitalfields

This is the only fountain/trough in Tower Hamlets on the mdfcta site.

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Other Subjects

Trump

Trump

The Picture source, Tate, says, about this William Hogarth self-portrait: "Hogarth’s pug dog, Trump, serves as an emblem of the artist’s own pugnacious character." The sculptor Roubiliac who create...

Animal, Animals

2 memorials
Charles Cruft

Charles Cruft

Dog show promoter. Worked as a travelling salesman for Spratt's. His first dog show was run in 1878 at the request of the French breeders at the Paris Exhibition. There followed some more on beh...

Person, Animals

1 memorial
Rupert Bear

Rupert Bear

Children's comic strip character. Created by the artist Mary Tourtel. In 1935, when her eyesight started failing the stories and illustrations were taken over by Alfred Bestall. An annual of Rupert...

Fiction, Animals, Fictional

1 memorial
Miss Rose

Miss Rose

‘She ruled in this house and rules now and forever in our hearts’. A cat?

Animal, Animals

1 memorial
British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection / Cruelty Free International

British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection / Cruelty Free International

Founded in Bristol by Frances Power Cobbe, who had earlier founded the NAVS. 2012 it joined another organisation and rebranded as Cruelty Free International. For completeness we should mention the...

Group, Animals

1 memorial