The Drinking Fountain in Page Park
The Trust has recently made an award of £1,000 towards the restoration of this Edwardian drinking fountain. Situated in the Staple Hill area of Bristol, nineteen acres of land for a public park was donated in 1910 by Arthur William Page, a local solicitor. In the last few years, with help from South Gloucestershire Council, the Big Lottery Fund, and the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Friends of Page Park have set about transforming this rather neglected park into a vibrant and well-used community resource.
A drinking fountain was donated in 1912 and, as shown in the picture, was an impressive granite structure complete with brass spouts with drinking water pouring out. The colour picture shows how it now looks.
Our award in 2018 has ensured a replacement granite finial will
be installed as the top piece and the pipes and spouts will be replaced so that once more local residents will be able to get drinking water from this fountain.