Times 22 May 1873
Horse trough on the esplanade
THOUGHT FOR BEASTS – A trough for the supply of water to horses, &c., is being erected by the town at the drinking fountain, under the tap for the use of human beings, on the Esplanade. The cab horses, standing for hours in the sun, will appreciate, if they cannot express their thankfulness, for this convenience, and other beasts will derive the same advantage.
This image shows Ryde Esplanade with the horse trough at centre.