Good to see another city fountain flowing again.
It is not much of a display but at least what is left of an ornate fountain that once stood in Stall Street – and at the junction with Bath Street – is once more alive with a moderate jet of water at its current spot on Bog Island.
It was designed by Italian sculptor Stefhano Valerio Pieroni in 1859 and gave free mineral water to the public until 1978.
The basic structure – minus railings and statue – was moved in 1989 as it got in the way of traffic!
This Bath in Time image on the left shows how ornate it used to be.
Above the arched chamber of the fountain a figure of Bladud – the city’s legendary founder – once stood.
I think that now resides in Parade Gardens where a pig has been carved to stand alongside.