Bell Green cattle trough stolen

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KEVD
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Bell Green cattle trough stolen

Post by KEVD »

Morning

Saw this online during the week. Someone has stolen the troughs from Sydenham and Penge. Very heavy to move.

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https://www.newsshopper.co.uk/news/1791 ... hs-stolen/
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Re: Bell Green cattle trough stolen

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Very sad to read that local history is now being stolen.
The one at bell green was originally at kent house road I think. Well, my sketchy memory from being a kid walking past it in the 60's seems to remember that.
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Re: Bell Green cattle trough stolen

Post by JGD »

An extract from an article on ongoing trough thefts printed in Antiques Trade Gazette, a publication in circulation every week since 1971.

https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/ne ... o-missing/
A further two Victorian animal troughs have been stolen in south London, following four that went missing in September.

One of the six missing troughs awas taken from Coombe Lane. The inscription on one side reads ‘Metropolitan Drinking Fountain & Cattle Trough Association’.

One of the six missing troughs awas taken from Coombe Lane. The inscription on one side reads ‘Metropolitan Drinking Fountain & Cattle Trough Association’.

Locals have been calling for help in stopping the crimewave.

The six missing troughs are from Penge, Bell Green, Downham and Chislehurst with the latest two taken from Coombe Lane and Widmore Green.

Coombe Lane local Terence Meredith, who tends the Coombe Wood Garden and plants in the Coombe Lane trough, said: “It was a solid granite trough so weighed a great deal. These thieves are well prepared and have a market somewhere for them. I fear for the half dozen other troughs in the borough.”

The Widmore Green trough was stolen on the night of November 16/17. This trough has Metropolitan Drinking Fountain & Cattle Trough Association inscribed on both sides.

The Coombe Lane trough also has the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain & Cattle Trough Association inscription, but only on one side. On the back it is engraved with The gift of James Spurrier Wright 1889.

Residents’ associations, councils and the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association have called for help to try to trace the stolen items.

The thefts have been reported to the police, local councils, English Heritage, The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, The Royal Horticultural Society, The National Trust and The Art Loss Register, and various media have been alerted.
Edit for info on Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metropoli ... ssociation
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