Repairs underway

Great to see master mason Joel de Home and his apprentice, Zack Featherstone, hard at work replacing stone sections of the Laura Place Fountain this Monday morning.

Just recently the plumbing on this historic water feature was replaced and Joel – called in by Cliveden Conservation to carry out the restoration – says he hopes to finish by the end of this week!

Ties in nicely with what Cllr Dine Romero – B&NES cabinet member for Heritage – told me last week.

I quote: ‘the pumps have been replaced, and the stone masonry and remaining waterproofing will be done by the end of this month, unless anything unexpected or unforeseen happens.’

Fingers crossed!