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More a garden than Fountain

Saw this today and the fountain was full of soil and plants. Maybe some council health and safety... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2016
Mike P
Lost in the hustle and bustle

Like Queen Victoria's Statue a few streets away, this monument was erected to celebrate her 50th... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Boston, United Kingdom
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22 Sep 2016
“Lost in the hustle and bustle”
20 Aug 2016
“No longer working”
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St Mary's Butts, Reading, England
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Like Queen Victoria's Statue a few streets away, this monument was erected to celebrate her 50th year as Queen. Being fountain, it is a little more complex and that has been it's downfall. For whatever reason this fountain is no longer working. The trough around...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank kenc198
Reviewed 20 August 2016

Does not contain water, so not much to see. Public benches, so OK for a picnic or a rest while shopping.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Philip Williams W
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Saw this today and the fountain was full of soil and plants. Maybe some council health and safety or lack of budget thing.

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Mike P
Reviewed 20 February 2016

This fountain is a classic Victorian fountain surrounded by flower beds, almost certainly unnoticed and unrecognised for what it is by the majority of shoppers in Reading. It's a grade II listed building. I don't think it is a working fountain

Date of experience: January 2016
Thank notTheStig
Reviewed 30 December 2015

In 1887, this fountain designed by G. W. Webb to raised to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden jubilee. It has Oval 3 stage fountain. Large lower basin (now surrounded by a small flower beds) and drinking bowls.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank JK_delhi
Reviewed 30 June 2015

There were many monuments raised to celebrate Queen Victoria's Golden jubilee around Britain. This fountain was used to water horses in St Mary's Butts. Today it is surrounded by a small circular floral garden but otherwise it is unchanged.

Date of experience: June 2015
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