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1900's - 1942 Warrington Town Hall and it's Fountain !?!?


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Anyone old enough to remember the huge fountain that used to be on the grounds of the Town Hall... I'm not :D:wink:

 

Just to refresh your memory..... these are from c1900

 

WarrTownHallandFountain1900.jpg

 

WarrTownHallGates1900.jpg

 

 

All I can find is that it was presented to the town by members of the Walker family, in 1899, in memory of their grandfather, the local brewer Peter Walker. (any relation to the current Lib Dem council member with the same name :shock:)

 

The fountain was made by Walter MacFarlane & Co. of Glasgow. Only two other fountains made to the same design still survive, one in Glasgow and one in Pretoria, South Africa.

 

It was apparently scrapped, in 1942, to help with the war effort.

 

Wonder why they didn't scrap the Town Hall gates instead as they were worth a lot more.... although I do love the story about how Warrington actually came to have them and I'm glad they are still there.

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