Another fountain in a public garden, this time the Dingle in Shrewsbury. Formerly a stone quarry the Dingle is the result one of its gardeners – Percy Thrower – who was very famous in England for appearing in the TV programme ‘Blue Peter’ and who was the superintendent of Shrewsbury’s parks for 28 years.

dingle

There are seasonal floral displays (visit in spring for the azaleas) and water features including the central cast-iron Coalbrookdale fountain which dates from 1889.Β The cast-iron is decorated with lily leaves, scallop shells and dolphins. The ceramic figure is white, unglazed (similar to Parian ware) and shows a girl seated on a rock outcrop cushioned with a sheaf of corn. She is pouring from an urn into a cup, and has a basket by her left foot.

dingle-2

Presented by the Independent Order of ODD Fellows, Shrewsbury District 1889

If you’d like to join in with the fountain challenge then please pop over to Polianthus for the rules

This monthΒ is the time to feature fountains from your own country.Β I’m sure she would love to see you.

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20 thoughts on “Friday Fountain Challenge: November

  1. Hi Jude – thanks for this one, a bit Little Bo Peep, or the Great British Bake Off Wedding cake where you need to show all the different skills you have with fondant and glitter. Interesting indeed. It is amazingly pristine though for an outdoor fountain..(what a swiss thing to say eh?)

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