Pulling the plug for winter shut down.

Time to hibernate. Draining the Laura Place fountain for the winter.

The Laura Place fountain – just recently – would have been equally at home in the approach road to the ‘Emerald City’ in the Land of Oz – so green was its contents.

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The fountain in Laura Place.

Though its recently been fitted with a new pump the flow of water came to a halt about two weeks ago. Today contractors arrived to drain the algae-coloured basin and put the old girl to sleep for the winter.

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Time to hibernate. Draining the Laura Place fountain for the winter.

All being well, she will be switched on again for Easter at the end of March next year.

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Looking drained. Job done!

The central fountain basin dates from 1877 – by A S Goodridge – and the rest of it from 1977. The current look has been described as a giant ashtray.

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The Laura Place fountain looking down Great Pulteney Street to the Holburne Museum.

It remains – pretty well – almost all Bath has to celebrate its associations with water – hot and cold.