Esoteric London

No. 573: Camden Road, NW1

Posted in Drink, Street Furniture by esotericlondon on May 9, 2012

Camden Road, London, NW1. Photo © Roger Dean 2012

About London – J. Ewing Ritchie, 1860:

The [free drinking fountain]movement, as we have intimated, commenced at Liverpool; it was not long before it reached London. According to Mr. Wakefield, the honorary secretary of the [Free Drinking] Association, there was a greater need for this movement in London than elsewhere, owing to the fact that the greater radiation of heat from a larger surface of buildings, less shade, more smoke and dust, and longer street distances, combines to make London a more thirst-exciting place than any provincial town.