The New Fountain
Workmen are busily engaged in erecting the fountain and lamp-post on the plot of ground near the railway station, and already the large cast-iron base is fixed.
The base, which is a splendid specimen of casting, has been cast by the Staveley Iron Company, is ten feet square and weighs upwards of two tons and a half, being so large that some difficulty was caused in finding a firm who waould undertake the cast.
Immediately on top of this will be fixed a cast-iron basin, eight feet in diameter, surrounded by two smaller ones in a stout ornamental cast column, which will support on the top five handsome bracket lamps.
The total height of the fountain and lamp-post will be about twenty feet, and is from designs of Mr J Amott, of Leeds, who is superintending the erection.
The plot of ground on which the fountain stands will be fenced with a handsome chain and post fence.
Fountain Lumley Square picture from Views of Skegness
The lamp opposite Hildred’s Hotel is to be raised two feet and fenced round in a similar manner to the fountain.
Picture of Hildred’s Hotel from Views of Skegness
The fountain was eventually moved to the Marine Gardens on Grand Parade, and later to the Fairy Dell, where it stands to this day.