Photos of the drinking trough

By Jack Doodes

Photo:The trough at Biggin Lane showing some damage

The trough at Biggin Lane showing some damage

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Photo:Preparing the base for the trough

Preparing the base for the trough

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Photo:Preparing for the plaque

Preparing for the plaque

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Photo:Flowers in the trough

Flowers in the trough

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Photo:The plaques on the trough

The plaques on the trough

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This page was added by John Matthews on 15/05/2012.
Comments about this page

When I was about 3 or 4 I lived in Calcutta Road, one day myself and a neighbours little boy about the same age (can't remember his name) decided to go walkabout. Parents were frantic and a search was started. After about 2 hours we were both found safe and sound, but soaking wet splashing about in the horse trough near Tilbury Town station.

By Kathryn Opie
On 09/09/2012

I'm not sure of Kathryn's age but, if the incident happened around 1949/50, the little boy in the horse trough may have been me. Around that time I was living at my Grandfather's bakery at no.132, opposite Skinner's garage and we later moved to Malta Road. I was guilty of the same walkabout and my Mother still reminds me of the little 'adventure' even now!

By Mike Burnett
On 26/02/2013

In answer to you Mike, there is a great possibility that it was you and me out on an adventure, I can't remember exactly how old I was, but I was born mid 1948, so there is a good chance that your right about the 1950 date, what a coincidence......

By kathryn Opie
On 29/06/2013