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Sep 12, 2013

Bishop's flowing tribute to his wife

When Thomas Vowler Short, Bishop of St Asaph, decided to commemorate his late wife, he splashed the cash on a water ...

Category: General
Posted by: RhodriClark

supply for the citizens of St Asaph. Back in 1865 the water available from various sources wasn't always hygienic. The bishop's memorial fountain - adorned with Biblical quotations about water - was eventually supplanted by piped water but the fountain fund carried on giving, relieving the poor of the water rate. To read the story, scan the QR codes to the left of the fountain, or click here