Victoria Fountain is a Registered Charity (Registration No: 1169307) which is fund-raising and campaigning for the reinstatement of a working fountain on the junction of Victoria Avenue and Salisbury Street in Hull. You can contact us by email at victoriafountain firstname.lastname@example.org
Lost Art Limited (Cast Iron Specialists) have almost finished making the new fountain and we’ve now partnered with crowdfunding experts Spacehive and launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise the money we need to have the fountain brought to Hull and installed in time to switch the water on in May 2022
If you’d like to see the new fountain in action, please check out the crowdfunding page and make a pledge. All donations will be held by Spacehive and will be refunded to you if we don’t reach the target figure we need to get the fountain finished and transported to Hull
Click on this link to go to our crowdfunding page http://www.spacehive.com/victoriafountain
In the late 1890s and early 1900’s a three-tiered fountain used to sit on the roundabout at the junction between Victoria Avenue and Salisbury Street – see picture below.
Some people think it disappeared after a car crash, but it’s possible this story is being muddled with the Park Avenue fountain, which was definitely involved in a collision.
Others believe the roundabout was taken away to allow easier access for drivers, but when they started travelling at speed, the roundabout was reinstated without the fountain.
Hull City Council says records are not kept that far back, but that the fountain was probably removed some time in the 1920s or 1930s.
Fountains were, and still are, a significant and attractive feature of Hull’s ‘Avenues’ area and we are determined to see a fountain reinstated on the Victoria Avenue/Salisbury Street junction.
There is additional detail about the ‘Avenues’ fountains on the History page of this website and there is even more detail on Paul Gibson’s website at http://www.paul-gibson.com/history/fountains.php
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