Why A Historic Shaftesbury Drinking Trough Should Be Celebrated And Saved

As you drive away from Shaftesbury on the B3082 towards Gillingham, you will pass a historic decorative trough on the left.

It’s easy to miss. The lion’s mouth is hidden in the foliage.

The trough head

Phil Proctor explains why this stonework represents an important part of Shaftesbury’s history. Phil wants the Town Council to adopt and clean-up this grade II listed structure.

Listen at 17:38.