Friday, 10 April 2015

Blythe Memorial Fountain

This fountain has been repainted and given a bit of TLC recently.

In 1884 William Blythe founded the Clive Square Improvement Society.  He worked tirelessly for 20 years supporting the gardens development.

Although the fountain was damaged  in the 1831 earthquake it was restored.

Between 1920 and 1962 the water in the fountain was turned off.  

I think its neat that the council has cared enough to give it a bit of love :)





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9 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous fountain. I am glad it was stored.

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  2. The paintwork on it looks quite bright!

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  3. thanks Christa me too
    thanks William it is bright :)
    thanks Amy

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  4. How beautiful. And sad that it has taken all these years to restore the fountain to its previous glory. I'll bet it has become a favourite place to visit and take pictures since the renovation.

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  5. How interesting that it has been painted!

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  6. Beautiful fountain. There is so much art work on it.

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  7. Wow! I"m glad to see it got a better paint job since we were there a few years ago. The lions looked a bit scary when we saw them.

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  8. I remember this well from my visit to your beautiful city.

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