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    The Fountains in Victoria Square

    The original octagonal fountains in Victoria Square have been demolished during the refurbishment. This was not a popular move with some of Bolton's residents, this page is presented as a photographic history of their memory.

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    185k JPEG Summer 1998

    This view of the south fountain clearly shows the cracks. Note also that only the centre jets are working.

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    174k JPEG Summer 1998

    This is the north fountain.

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    133k JPEG Autumn 1998

    A close up of the inside of the fountain with a town hall backdrop.

    [panoramic fountain]

    32k GIF 73k JPEG Old fountain picture taken with fisheye lens

    This unusual picture although distorted does show the whole of the fountain.


    [old picture of 
Square]

    130k JPEG Summer 1981

    This picture shows in the top left corner, a fountain in all its glory. Taken from the town hall steps during an outdoor art exhibition one summer. You can see the inside and outside jets operating.

    [square stepped fountain]

    25k GIF 81k JPEG New Victoria Square Fountain January 2000

    This is one of the new fountains.

    [square fountain]

    30k GIF 114k JPEG Victoria Square fountain with lights on February 2000

    This picture shows the floodlights of the fountains.

    [square stepped fountain]

    32k GIF 103k JPEG South fountain in Victoria Square April 2000

    The level rises and falls of the jets.

    [square stepped fountain]

    30k GIF 96k JPEG North fountain in Victoria Square April 2000

    Components of the old fountains were used in these.

    [water and fountain in sunshine]

    27k GIF 83k JPEG New fountain in the sun April 2000

    With the jets at full, when the sun catches the water this makes quite a nice effect in the square.

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