Splashing setting for our Jolly

The news story gives an account of the water feature as it was being built in Compass Gardens, Skegness. The Jolly Fisherman statue which used to stand directly on the ground, was temporarily removed until the water feature was completed. The statue formerly stood on a small plinth on the ground.

The Skegness Standard published a picture on the water feature as it was being constructed, to illustrate the news article.
Major construction is underway in the Compass Gardens, Skegness, to provide a fitting showcase for the resort’s most famous character, the Jolly Fisherman.
When Jolly returns to his old home he will find himself in a commanding position on a plinth nine foot above a rock filled pool into which water will gush and splash every 20 seconds.
The round structure is where the feature will stand. The rectangular construction is the housing for the waterfall.

Source: Skegness Standard 15th March 1996

Photo: Lincolnshire Standard Group

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