We still have a few horse troughs in Trentham.
They make good flower beds these days.
There's a story behind these horse troughs that I only just discovered yesterday. I bought a small book on the district which revealed that these troughs came about through the kind donation of the wealthy industrialist, George Bills. 700 of these were erected in Australia and 50 overseas. We have two in Trentham.
They are inscribed;
Donated by Annis and George Bills, Australia.
"For the relief of horses and other dumb animals either in Australia, in the British Islands or in any other part of the world"