Thame Market

LocationOn the east side of North Street just inside the Cattle Market.
Side inscriptionA MAN OF KINDNESS TO HIS BEAST IS KIND
BUT BRUTAL ACTIONS SHOW A BRUTAL MIND
REMEMBER HE WHO MADE THEE MADE THE BRUTE
WHO GAVE THEE SPEECH AND REASON FORMED HIM MUTE
HE CANíT COMPLAIN BUT GODíS ALL SEEING EYE
BEHOLDS THY CRUELTY AND HEARS HIS CRY
HE WAS DESIGNED THY SERVANT NOT THY DRUDGE
BUT KNOW THAT HIS CREATOR IS THY JUDGE
Side inscription(unknown Ė the trough is against a wall)
Front inscription
End inscription
MDFCTA number
Type and sizeTrough 1c 9ft granolithic
Original location(unknown)
Date erected
CommentsAlthough the trough is the same size and style as an MDFCTA trough it does not appear anywhere in the MDFCTA records. This is definitely NOT the original MDFCTA trough in Thame Market, which was 6ft 6in with a fountain head.
AcknowledgementsMany thanks to John Blanchard for bringing this trough to my attention and extracting the inscription.