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Water troughs stolen in the UK

Since September 2019 troughs have been reported taken from areas in south London and Kent: Penge, Bell Green, Downham, Chislehurst, Coombe Lane and Widmore Green. According to Kent Police, the latest theft was a 8ft x 2ft (2.4m x 61cm) … Continue reading

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Williamstown Water Troughs

Williamstown has two Bills water troughs in the Hobson Bay Council and both have recently received much need TLC done by Grimwades. one located in it original location sine about 1930 in front of the Morning Star hotel and the … Continue reading

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Bangalee NSW Water trough

Just had some update photos sent to me for the Bangalee NSW trough where it located on Illaroo Road . Please send me any new photos you have ./ Keep smiling George

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Historical water troughs

Near Seymour there are two very large Historical water troughs they are in a very well preserved state and must be over 100 years old. Beside the troughs, mounted on a big boulder is a plaque which has engraved on … Continue reading

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Bills troughs with Plaques

Just had a holiday and passed through these towns and good to see the BHTs are being looked after  plaques explaining the George Bills Story . The Orbost BHT is still in the Shire Yard in Shackleton street and have … Continue reading

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Bills Water Troughs

Posting some old photos of working horses we all once relied on horses for travel and delivery of good . It was George Bills wisdom that when he passed away he arranged for Water troughs to be supplied free of … Continue reading

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Hunters Hill NSW

Thanks to Barry and Lyn for sending me a latest photo of the Bills trough which is located in Park Rd near Princess Street Hunters Hill NSW. The photos i had were taken back in 2004 so you can see … Continue reading

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