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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 20th June, 2013)

Coalbrookdale Fountain

Coalbrookdale Fountain
Beautiful fountain in Mesnes Park which replaces the original one that was removed in 1921.

Photo: Thomas Walsh  (Canon PowerShot A1200)
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Comment by: Ken R on 20th June 2013 at 00:04

That is lovely, much nicer than when I saw it last.

Comment by: Ellen on 20th June 2013 at 00:20

This is a very attractive picture. It really shows the park as I assume it was meant to be originally.

Comment by: Lizzie down under. :-) on 20th June 2013 at 04:10

Wonderful Thomas, will take pride in my Album......Thank you.....cheers!!!

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 20th June 2013 at 07:58

Ken R: You must be about 96 years old to have seen this fountain, if it was removed in 1921 as Tom states.

Comment by: Colin Harlow on 20th June 2013 at 08:36

Mesnes Park fountain was built in 1878 and later demolished in 1921. A large flower bed replaced the fountain site until this new Coalbrookdale Fountain was erected and finish in May this year.

Comment by: Eddie H on 20th June 2013 at 10:47

All we need now is the soldier back.

Comment by: Mick on 20th June 2013 at 11:21

Theres a Video here of the very first Wigan water to flow through the new fountain


What an historical event was that.

Comment by: Cyril on 20th June 2013 at 11:49

Aye looking good, though I wonder if the original fountain was the same colour as this is, as I remember at one time all the benches etc., in the park were painted with Buckingham Green paint, even the council vehicles were painted green all except the buses of course which were cherry and white.

Comment by: Tracey on 20th June 2013 at 12:03

Does it work? Who built it?

Comment by: Derek Platt on 20th June 2013 at 17:04

Great pic, and great fountain. The question is, will it be a water or soda fountain

Comment by: Fred Cunliffe on 20th June 2013 at 19:15

I totally agree,Eddie H.

Comment by: Jean F (Wales) on 20th June 2013 at 20:10

My ever favourite picture of Mesnes Park.Not sure about the new fountain hiding all the steps though .The fountain itself is "nice"but perhaps a little bit too ornate??

Comment by: Bob on 20th June 2013 at 20:22

Ernest, did Ken R mean the last time he saw the fountain during its renovation?

Comment by: Skeets on 20th June 2013 at 23:51

The building at the back looks like they ran out of bricks half way up and had to get different bricks.

Comment by: Ken R on 21st June 2013 at 00:09

I could say that I was seeing if Ernest was on the bail to-day(sic)but I will be a George Washington and not tell a lie, my thoughts were on the building and not on the fountain. Anyway Ernest you know very well I am not 96, I am younger than you. TTFN

Comment by: Ernest Pyke on 21st June 2013 at 13:34

Bob, Ken R has said in his comment on 21st June`13 at 00.09, that he was thinking about the Pavilion and not the fountain.
Ken R, Didn`t give a thought that you`d possibly seen this fountain under construction as Bob suggested.
Hope we both live to 96...cheers!!!

Comment by: Mags on 21st June 2013 at 16:34

Told my niece in Syracruse about this pic. She was born in Lugan NI home of the Coalbrookdale fountain that was replicated for this one. Took her back to her childhood on Lurgan

Comment by: peterp on 23rd June 2013 at 08:39

Lets hope the village idiots leave it alone

Comment by: John H on 25th June 2013 at 20:47

Does this fountain ever use water? I bet it would look beautiful then

Comment by: Dee on 2nd July 2013 at 22:46

Was in the park last Sunday with my young son looks like the Village idiots have already decided to chuck soil in this fountain young one's of today they don't have any respect for anything.

Comment by: Carol Wilson on 4th July 2013 at 13:08

I suspect that a lot of young people have no respect for anything, because they are not shown respect. Older adults do tend to treat younger people as a different species. Nothings changed!

Comment by: ellie on 15th November 2013 at 23:43

nice waterfall nice pic tom

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