Southborough Common

LocationWest side of London Road just south of a small spur road that links Church Road to London Road.
Side inscriptionPRESENTED BY
SIR DAVID L SALOMONS BART
1894
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MDFCTA number1319 (tentative)
Type and sizeTrough 1a 9ft 6in (sic) granite
Original locationKent. Tunbridge Wells, South Borough
Date erectedOctober 1894
CommentsSpectre Hill, London Road, Southborough. The gift of Sir David L Salmons 36.0.0. David Lionel Salomons, (1851-1925), a scientist and engineer. A year after presenting this horse trough, in 1895, he organised the first "Horseless Carriage Exhibition" in Tunbridge Wells. This was England's first motor show. This trough is only tentatively assigned to MDFCTA structure [1319] because the MDFCTA records describe it as a 6ft 6in trough. The trough is very close to this fountain.