We are aiming to re-instate a fountain originally erected to celebrate Queen Victoria's golden jubilee in 1887. The fountain was erected outside the Dropping Well estate and was paid for by public subscription. Unfortunately at some point in the 20th Century the fountain was dismantled and dumped on private land.
Last year the remains of the fountain were offered by the land owner to Knaresborough’s local history group and the Civic Society offered to help restore the fountain. The Civic Society intends to restore the fountain on the paved area at the top of Gracious Street. This location has been chosen so that the fountain will be publicly accessible and visible to large numbers of residents and visitors.
We have nearly raised all the necessary funds to complete this project and the Town Council have recently agreed to complete the installation on our behalf. If we are short of funds to complete this project then we may seek further donations in the next few months.
In the meantime we would like to record our grateful thanks to all those who have so far contributed money to this project.