PGPT189

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PGPT189
Date: 1980s
Source: photograph by John Watson, volunteer

In 1980 the remains of this Doulton fountain were found on the lawn beside the Plantation house (cf PGPT014) and removed by John Watson for repair. This work has never been completed and to date (2012) what remains is still in store
(PGPT284).

There is some mystery about the history of this fountain. It was originally thought (Ex Fonte no.2 1981) that it had stood in the Palm House. However, in G.C.Green’s album of stories about his father, George Green (see PGPT058-063) there is a sketch, clearly recognisable as this fountain, labelled ‘Fountain added to the Plantation by Alderman Geo.Green’. What is more, in the photograph of the interior of the Carrow House conservatory (PGPT066) the fountain there looks identical to this one. So did George Green buy it from the Colman family, or purchase an identical model?