We are aiming to re-instate a fountain originally erected to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee in 1887. The fountain was erected outside the Dropping Well estate and was paid for by public subscription. Unfortunately at some point in the 20th Century the fountain was dismantled and dumped on private land.
Last year the remains of the fountain were offered by the land owner to Knaresborough’s local history group and the Civic Society offered to help restore the fountain. The Civic Society intends to restore the fountain on the paved area at the top of Gracious Street. This location has been chosen so that the fountain will be publicly accessible and visible to large numbers of residents and visitors.
We are trying to raise £5,000 so the fountain can be moved from the field where it was discarded to Gracious Street and to pay for the work of a stone mason to restore and install the fountain. We have already successfully raised funds to pay for the architect's fees and planning application costs.
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