In October last year, the 8th Marquis of Granby reopened the Bristol Water Fountain which had lain dormant since 1927. The refurbishment was masterminded by the Sleaford Civic Trust supported by the other Heritage Organisations in the town, including the Sleaford Museum which now hosts an exhibition telling the story of how potable water came to the town.
Along with the costs of the refurbishment, the Civic Trust obtained funds to provide a large number of reusable water bottles for distribution to children and young people of Sleaford and the surrounding area. Additionally, a resource pack of teaching materials, which we would like to make available freely to schools, has been produced to support the story of water supply, public health and project management.
Mr Mark Bamford, the Chairman of the Sleaford Museum Trust and Outreach Coordinator for the Sleaford Civic Trust is visiting the William Alvey School on Monday 2nd March to describe the project, the historical background and the health and environmental benefits of fresh potable water.