In the early 1900's The Avenues area of Hull was characterised by fountains. There were fountains on six of the road junctions, but now there are only two, and neither of them has water. The fountain on Victoria Avenue disappeared some time during the 1920s. The replacement fountain we plan to install will have water cascading from the top throughout the summer months. It will look and sound fantastic!
What we'll deliver:
- We have already commissioned the manufacture of the main parts of the fountain in cast iron
- We will arrange for the fountain to be finished and delivered to Hull
- We will order and supervise the foundations needed for the fountain
- We will supervise the delivery and installation
- We will arrange for the connection of electricity, and water
- We will organise and publicise a 'Switch On' celebration on the day the water is switched on
- We will arrange regular maintenance, so that the fountain can have clean running water for years to come
Why it's a great idea:
The roundabout at the junction of Victoria Avenue and Salisbury Street currently looks empty and forlorn. A working fountain will enhance the street scene, bring a piece of the area's history back, increase residents' pride in the area and be a legacy for generations to come.
Steps to get it done:
- Obtain Planning Permission for the Installation of the fountain (already obtained)
- Raise enough money to pay for the manufacture of the fountain to begin (already done)
- Commission the manufacture of the main parts of the fountain (already done)
- Arrange for construction of the foundations the fountain will need
- Arrange for connections to electricity and water
- Supervise preparation of the roundabout site for the delivery of the fountain
- Supervise the delivery and installation of the Fountain
- Organise and publicise a 'Switch On' celebration for the day the water is switched on
In 2015 we carried out a public survey and 96% of respondents indicated that they would like to have the fountain reinstated. For the past few years we have erected a wooden replica fountain on the roundabout for 2 weeks during the local Open Gardens event. The wooden fountain has attracted a lot of attention and many people have said they wish we could leave it there all year. A cast iron, working fountain will look so much better than that!