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Restoration work completed on historic fountain in Lichfield

An historic drinking fountain in Lichfield City has been restored.

Contractors took the the Serjeantson Fountain on Greenhill away in May to carry out the conservation work.

Cllr Alan White and Cllr Janet Eagland in front of the Serjeantson Fountain

Cllr Alan White and Cllr Janet Eagland in front of the Serjeantson Fountain

And residents were able to see the restoration work when it was officially unveiled on Monday (June 25).

Eagle-eyed locals will also notice that the fountain is now taller after the contractors discovered that 75cm of it was buried underground.

Councillor Alan White said: “The conservation work has been a great success and the fountain has been restored to its original glory.

“It is great that this historic memorial is back in place in good time for the Olympic Torch Relay, which will be carried down Greenhill as it enters the city centre on Saturday.”

As part of the project, the council has also installed a new bench next to the fountain, while Lichfield City Council has agreed to undertake future maintenance.

Councillor Janet Eagland, Mayor of Lichfield City Council, said: “Now that the fountain has been restored it is important that it does not fall into neglect again, so the City Council has agreed to look after it from now on.”

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6 Comments

  1. Florette's frog.

    27th June, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Love the clean up. Pity it took an olympic torch to get it done.

  2. Sponge Cake Bob

    27th June, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I noticed a few weeks ago a lot of people cutting weeds and grass around the outside of St Michaels church who were wearing community pay back jackets ? I wonder if the Tesco workfare team will also be forced to contribute their services for the Olympic Torch Relay ?

  3. Neil

    27th June, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I really hope the cause isn’t blatant vandalism but the lamp on top of the Serjeantson Fountain is already leaning to one side.

  4. Nigel

    27th June, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Nice to see the Serjeantson Fountain Restored at last good job done not sure about the lamp on the top dont think it had one originally

  5. Mike McDonald

    27th June, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    The last time I saw this the lantern was in need of an aphrodisiac

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