‘Giving Ryde’s Past to the Future’

Historic Ryde Society Quiz Night Thursday 29th June 2023 at Yelf's Hotel, at 7p.m. for 7.30pm.

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.

Ryde Esplanade Horse trough
Ryde Esplanade Horse trough

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