Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Drinking Fountain

This drinking fountain stands at the top of the River Stairway facing Stanbow Lane and the present-day HSBC bank.

It was presented to the town in 1860 by Thomas Garfit. In "Kelly's Directory" for 1868 it is described, "This Gothic drinking fountain is of white Mansfield stone with Aberdeen granite, with brass drinking ladles".

1 comment:

  1. The grt grt Grandaughter of Thomas Garfitt lives in Cambridgeshire and had no idea of this dountain until she visited Boston in 2009 to discover her connection to Herbert Ingram...she is also Grt Grt Grandaughter to Herbert. !!