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This is a place where I will be posting all sorts of things not just things relating to Derby and Derbyshire. On here you will find details of any videos I’ve made of things in Derby and also Time-lapse, stop motion animation, Tutorials etc. If I find some useful software for PC or iPhone then I will feature it here.I’m sure that there will be something of interest to someone on my many posts.Please leave comments on any posts if you like them.
Don’t forget if you are new to my blog and would like to read through the previous posts then see the Blog Archive section on the left side of this page.
Also there is a Search box at the top left of the page if you are looking for something but cant remember where it was. I am a trustee member of "Friends of Friar Gate bridge", aiming to get this bridge restored.

Saturday 28 May 2011

Restored Andrew Handyside Fountain in Australia. Makes you proud to be from Derby.

You may not know this but Friar gate Bridge was made by the company Andrew Handyside who's iron work during the Victorian era was very much in demand due to its high quality and fine workmanship.

The company produced many ornate fountains around the globe and I would like to tell you about one such fountain that is celebrating its first years anniversary after restoration on 28th May 2011.
The restored fountain is located in the grounds of Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, Australia.

This fountain has a commemorative plaque on the front of it and shows just how proud they are of this fountain that was made in humble old Derby.

Would you like to know more about this?
Have a look at my Andrew Handyside blog about the Prince Alfred College fountain.

Photograph of the plaque :
Commemorative plaque on restored Andrew Handyside Fountain at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, Australia

The restored fountain in all its glory :
Pupils view the restored Andrew Handyside Fountain at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, Australia

If you have never heard of Andrew Handyside then head over to my other blog - Andrew Handyside and Company of Derby and London.

I hope that reading about this fountain has made you feel proud to be from Derby.

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