Faversham (click on photographs to bring up bigger/better versions).

(I know I've missed one in Faversham - in the Brewery Stables - must return.)

faversham A magnificently fanciful pump in the Market Place, Faversham, Kent. There had been a pump on this site from 1635, but the amazing edifice there today was erected in 1855. Originally it was topped with an elegant gas lantern, and it's hoped to restore this some day. Apparently there's a local legend that the pump used to flow with beer on Christmas Eve.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: It's almost identical to a model produced by George Smith's Sun Foundry, Glasgow. However, that company was not in business in 1855, so there remains a mystery to be solved.

faversham This one, in working condition, is at the excellent Fleur-de-Lis Museum & Gallery, in Faversham, Kent. This is a superb local museum, manned by enthusiastic and knowledgable local people - I thoroughly recommend a visit there.

Markings: The lead tank is embellished with a floral garland and two stylised flowers.

Manufacturer: Unk.