Thank you to Walter Lyle
Hume who answered this question almost immediately.
steps shown in photograph above did not lead to the drinking
fountain at Anchorfield.
The drinking fountain
was a small area,
surrounded with an arrangement of cast iron railings, as along the
front at Annfield, opposite the tenement with bench seats.
The fountain was complete with
iron cup on a chain. Press the button and water came forth
from a lion's head.
The stone faced banking on the
picture above was known locally as the Bulwarks.
water came more than half way up the steps at high water.
days, a northerly wind combined with high tide, created a somewhat
There used to be a pathway that
ran from the north side of Lindsay Road railway bridge, just on
the bend, to the shipyards, which was used by many of the yard
workers, this will have been absorbed into the general reclamation
of that area.
Walter Lyle Hume,
Cowes, Isle of Wight, England: January 4, 2006