Thorne (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
[All photos supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul]
|This daul-spouted pump at the NE end of the Memorial Park in Thorne, South Yorks, has a compound handle and a cast iron trough. It carries the inscription:|
In Commemoration of the
DRINK AND BE THANKFUL
|It reportedly celebrates the end of the Crimean War and apparently there's another similar one at the other end of the park - but we haven't bagged it yet.|
|Markings: None other.
|This is the one in the Market Square, Thorne, South Yorks, and it
looks identical to the one above except that it has lost its handle and carries
no inscription. Interestingly, the lower spouts on each pump seem to need a key
to open them which might suggest that their prime role was to deliver water
from the upper spouts.