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Cattle Trough    The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association became The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association in 1867 when it started offering cattle troughs. Livestock was still arriving on foot to market, quite apart from the amount of horse traffic, so there was a real animal welfare need.    London Wall and elsewhere  Tube: Barbican

Cattle Trough The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association became The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association in 1867 when it started offering cattle troughs. Livestock was still arriving on foot to market, quite apart from the amount of horse traffic, so there was a real animal welfare need. London Wall and elsewhere Tube: Barbican

First Drinking Fountain    In 1859, The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association was set up by Samuel Gurney MP to offer free water and thus discourage alcohol – the only source of sterile drink for many. This first one – like many – was set up opposite a pub.  Set into the railings of St Sepulchre’s Church, it still retains two cups on a chain.    Giltspur Street EC1  Tube: St Paul’s

First Drinking Fountain In 1859, The Metropolitan Drinking Fountain Association was set up by Samuel Gurney MP to offer free water and thus discourage alcohol – the only source of sterile drink for many. This first one – like many – was set up opposite a pub. Set into the railings of St Sepulchre’s Church, it still retains two cups on a chain. Giltspur Street EC1 Tube: St Paul’s

London’s top ten horses Don’t listen to all the neigh sayers, London is full of equine beasts. And to welcome in the Year of the Horse, here are ten of our favourite…http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2014/02/04/top-ten-horses/

London’s top ten horses – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

London’s top ten horses Don’t listen to all the neigh sayers, London is full of equine beasts. And to welcome in the Year of the Horse, here are ten of our favourite…http://now-here-this.timeout.com/2014/02/04/top-ten-horses/

My Aunt Wilma and her husband Bill working cattle. She was the real deal...COWGIRL!

My Aunt Wilma and her husband Bill working cattle. She was the real deal...COWGIRL!

Millbank Buttress    ‘Near this site stood Millbank Prison which was opened in 1816 and closed in 1890. This buttress stood at the head of the river steps from which, until 1867, prisoners sentenced to transportation embarked on their journey to Australia.’  The nearby Morpeth Arms pub was built to serve the prison warders.    Millbank SW1  Tube: Pimlico http://www.roehampton-online.com/About%20Us/Roehampton%20London.aspx?4231900

Millbank Buttress ‘Near this site stood Millbank Prison which was opened in 1816 and closed in 1890. This buttress stood at the head of the river steps from which, until 1867, prisoners sentenced to transportation embarked on their journey to Australia.’ The nearby Morpeth Arms pub was built to serve the prison warders. Millbank SW1 Tube: Pimlico http://www.roehampton-online.com/About%20Us/Roehampton%20London.aspx?4231900

Monty's statue stands in Whitehall, outside the MOD & was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother - 6.6.1980. FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC (17.11.1887 – 24.3.1976), nicknamed "Monty" and the "Spartan General" was a British Army officer. Saw action in WWI & seriously wounded. During WWII he commanded the 8th Army from August 1942 in the Western Desert until the final Allied victory in Tunisia. This command included the Battle of El…

Monty's statue stands in Whitehall, outside the MOD & was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother - 6.6.1980. FM Bernard Law Montgomery, 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein, KG, GCB, DSO, PC (17.11.1887 – 24.3.1976), nicknamed "Monty" and the "Spartan General" was a British Army officer. Saw action in WWI & seriously wounded. During WWII he commanded the 8th Army from August 1942 in the Western Desert until the final Allied victory in Tunisia. This command included the Battle of El…

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