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Fountain in Market Place, Uppingham cleaned up thanks to resident's donation

A fountain monument to Queen Victoria has been cleaned and restored thanks to a donation from a resident.

The Queen Victoria Jubilee Fountain in Market Place, Uppingham is a Grade II Listed structure built in 1887 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the reign of Queen Victoria.

Having clocked up more than a century of standing out in all weathers, the stone of the ‘Gothic revival’ fountain was in need of specialist restoration.

Steve Rozak, the mayor of Uppingham, said: “It is wonderful to see the Victoria Fountain restored to its former glory and the town council is extremely grateful to the Uppingham resident whose generous donation made this work possible.”

The fountain is inscribed with the words: “This monument is erected by the inhabitants of Uppingham in loving and loyal commemoration of the fiftieth year of the reign of Her Most Gracious Majesty Victoria June 1887 Long Live the Queen.”

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