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:
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:
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!
About the space
Hull City Council
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