Historic fountain back in action after repairs

  • Post published:16th May 2016
  • Post Category:Local News

An historic Victorian fountain in the centre of Wolverhampton is flowing again following repair work.

The Horsman Fountain in St Peter’s Gardens was erected in 1894 in memory of local contractor Philip Horsman, who built and funded the adjacent art gallery which had opened 10 years previously.

Repairs to the fountain have been carried out over the last fortnight by the City of Wolverhampton Council, with engineers skimming and sealing the bowl to prevent leaks, and refurbishing the electrics and pumping system.

Cabinet Member for City Environment Councillor Steve Evans said: “I am delighted the Horsman Fountain is back in working order.

“It is a popular attraction in St Peter’s Gardens, a haven of tranquillity in the middle of a bustling city, and a fitting tribute to Philip Horsman, who gave Wolverhampton its fantastic art gallery.”

The fountain will operate from 7am-10pm every day.

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