150 years of the Fearon Fountain

28 August 2020

This weekend sees the 150th anniversary of the unveiling of the Fearon Fountain in Loughborough Market Place.

To mark the occasion, we’re sharing the story of Archdeacon Henry Fearon and his connection to the campaign to bring fresh water to Loughborough. Fearon himself commemorated the success of the campaign by paying for the installation of the water fountain in the centre of town and drawing the first cup of water from it on 31st August 1870.

Join us each day this weekend as we share a piece of the story. And if you’re in town, pop by and look at the fountain. It’s not looking too bad for a hundred-and fifty-year-old!

Fearon Fountain in Loughborough Marketplace
Photo © Alison Mott

Read the first part of the story here.