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The Steble Fountain, Liverpool

The Steble Fountain, Liverpool

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The Steble Fountain, Liverpool 

The cast- iron fountain, in front of the Walker Art Gallery, is a Grade II listed building and dates back to 1879. It was donated to the city by a former Mayor, Lt Col Richard Fell Steble, who gave £1,000 to the city to build a fountain on that site. The fountain, close to Wellington’s Column, was created after locals protested about the rubbish-strewn state of the last remaining patch of ground in the cities newly- created “culture quarter”. In 1879, a crowd of VIPs gathered to watch the mayor, Sir Thomas Bland Royden, switch on the fountain with a silver key. The water pressure was very low so the fountain was linked to a steam pump in nearby St George’s Hall, but judges ordered it to be turned off as the pulsating water disrupted court proceedings. The fountain was fully restored in 2013. 

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