Hidden In Plain Sight – post 1

This little stone drinking fountain, which no longer works, is on a busy trunk road on the edge of my little town. Although hundreds of people drive past it every day, it’s probably only the odd dog walker or jogger that even notice it’s there but I doubt they actually stop and take the time to look closely at it.

Now for a little history!

Built in 1859, designed by William Sugden and the project was paid for by Joshua Brough (a local silk manufacturer). It incorporated a natural spring that had been long used by the general public that lived nearby. The lettering on the front of the fountain reads “Pro Bono Publico” which comes from the Latin meaning “For The Public Good”.
The fountain was restored in 1994 and it was given a grade II listing on 14 October 1996.

Drinking Fountain c1859

Drinking Fountain c1859

Shooting Information; Canon EOS 550D & 18-55mm Kit Lens – Exposure 1/6, Aperture f/5.6, ISO 400, Focal Length 18mm.

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2 thoughts on “Hidden In Plain Sight – post 1

  1. Pam says:

    I would be one of the ones stopping. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. mrsdawnp says:

    Your welcome & thank you x

    Like

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