Fountain restored

THANKS to members of the Rotary Club of Singleton, the Munro Fountain has been, once again, restored.
Nanjing Night Net

Rotary Club of Singleton president Warren Deaves,Dennis Allen and John Henderson

The water feature was originally a horse watering fountain donated to the town by the first mayor of the municipality, Alexander Munro.

“It was built in a foundry in Glasgow, transported to Australia and erected in the centre of George Street,” club president Warren Deaves said.

“It served its purpose for many years in the horse drawn era.

“However, it was removed when motor cars took over and, unfortunately, parts of the fountain werescattered around town.”

It wasn’t until 1982 that the Rotary Club of Singleton decided to retrieve the parts, restore the fountain and re-erect it in front of the Singleton Museum where it stands today.

This year’srestoration is, in fact, the third in the past three decades thatthe Rotary club has undertaken.

Mr Deaves felt that given the significance of this Singletonlandmark, he wanted to make the restoration one of his projects in 2015.

“Many hands make light work,” he said.

“Other willing helpers from the club were Dennis Allen, who was heavily involved in the previous two restorations, Bill Gee, Kerrie Bartrim, Marty Pall and John Henderson.

“Wonderful support was also provided by Tutt Bryant and Bunnings.”

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