Ashton Gardens, just north of St Annes Square's most notable feature is the fine War Memorial, photographed but not yet published. However north of the war memorial is a rose garden and at the south end is a renovated water fountain. I think I have some older shots of this fountain and will be published in due course, but at the moment I will publish those taken this weekend.
Part of me thinks this is wanton vandalism by the council and the other part is at least they have kept it. All functionality has gone. Even small children are pretending to use the remains of the fountain as a toilet!
|THESE GARDENS |
WERE PRESENTED BY
THE RIGHT HON LORD ASHTON
TO THE INHABITANTS OF
|Lord Ashton's coat of arms|
MURUS AENEUS CONSCIENTIA SANA
"A Sound Conscience is a Wall of Brass"
Ironically it is the same motto as Skegness local authority.
Nicely painted though!
|Traces of pipework, but the bowl has just been filled in with concrete. |
Its not going anywhere
|View of the rose garden from the left of the water fountain.|
|I hope the lady pours water from her spout.|
Makes up for the vandalism of the water fountain
|The view from the north side. |
I like this view!