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Beware the demon drink


In an effort to persuade people away fro the evils of alcohol the temperance Societies in Great Britain placed drinking water fountains at strategic places around the country. This one was erected by the Southport temperance Society in 1859 as a memorial to William Mawdsley. I'm not sure who he was but a gentleman of that name died on the 2nd January 1860 in Maghull, near Southport. There is also a village not too far away clled Mawdsley so there could be a link there.

This fountain now stands next to that den of iniquity, Southport PleasureLand, and is a mer shadow of it's former self.

Beware the demon drink


In an effort to persuade people away fro the evils of alcohol the temperance Societies in Great Britain placed drinking water fountains at strategic places around the country. This one was erected by the Southport temperance Society in 1859 as a memorial to William Mawdsley. I'm not sure who he was but a gentleman of that name died on the 2nd January 1860 in Maghull, near Southport. There is also a village not too far away clled Mawdsley so there could be a link there.

This fountain now stands next to that den of iniquity, Southport PleasureLand, and is a mer shadow of it's former self.

comments (6)

  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 15 Jul 2009, 01:37
The lengths they went to back then to "force" sobriety, Les! We had our Temperance Union! You know me...I love your PPing treatment.
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, I suspect the temperance movement had very long arms and reached far around the world.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Jul 2009, 07:21
At least they are not just saying 'don't, don't', they provide an alternative as well.
Les Auld: How true Louis, thanks for the comment.
  • graham pickett
  • SUNNY SOUTHSEA ENGLAND
  • 15 Jul 2009, 12:34
I will drink to that.Single malt Les please if you have one going.
Les Auld: I'll join you Graham, but it must be a fine cognac, thanks for the comment.
Sadly I doubt many people these days would use this Les but at least it hasn't been knocked down.
Les Auld: There are a few about still Brian, a small project to photograph the ones local to me in the near future. Thanks for the comment.
Its a wonder its still there Les...although..nice to see it.
Les Auld: A bit knocked about a bit Ron but still there, thanks for the comment.
It would be ironic if he died from drinking unclean water.
Les Auld: It would indeed Bill, many people did in the mid nineteenth century. Thanks for the comment.

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