OBJECT OF THE WEEK: Cup from Drinking Fountain

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William Cowper- Temple , MP, of Broadlands was ahead of his time. A teetotaller and vegetarian, he was a keen supporter of religious tolerance, the environment and animal welfare.

In 1886, by which time he was Lord Mount Temple, he gave Romsey a magnificent stone water through for both animals and people. It still stands outside the Victorian Corn Exchange which now Barclys Bank) and is used today for floral displays.

 

 

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