Green plaque № 11547 in Milnthorpe

The Fountain is a natural spring seen below the grating. It supplied Milnthorpe's water until 1906 when piped water was laid on. To draw the water a 'pump-stick' had to be thrust up the fountain head to dam a flow strong enough to fill a bucket. The protecting stones were placed here in 1880 after Miss Rawlinson fell in the fountain when returning from Evensong. In 1941 the fountain was concreted over after a circus elephant slipped and hurt herself. The Fountain was restored in 2000 as part of the Millennium Improvement scheme for The Square.
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