The Cardale Memorial has now been reassembled to it new location beside the car park at Victoria Pleasure Ground in Uckfield.
The memorial had been removed and cleaned up with other new parts added to make it look as it did when it was built. It was located in another part of the car park and was in a state of disrepair.
Derek Tourle, a local Monumental Mason and a team including town council groundsman and ‘Grant Contractors’ moved the pieces into it new position yesterday using a tractor. (Tuesday 5th December)
The original unveiling of the Drinking Trough was made in 1894 to commemorate the life of the Rev. Edward Thomas Cardale (1810 to 1893)
The Rev. Cardale was the first Rector of Uckfield when the parish church became a church for Uckfield in 1839.
The trough was originally located near to Bridge Cottage near when Boots now stands and was moved to it location at Victoria when the development of that corner took place.
The previous position in Victoria Pleasure Ground car park – Image by Ron Hill
All other images – Uckfield FM
Previous stories 10th November – New site at the Vic for Cardale Memorial
6th December 2016 – Town Council Meeting