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Sleaford Explorer Trail – Clue 3

The Clue

The Bristol Fountain was built in 1874 to provide safe drinking water to the people of Sleaford, many of whom were living in slums and using water for washing and drinking taken from the River Slea.

The Question

What kind of fruit is carved into
the roof of the fountain?

Hint

The fountain can be found where the road bends around the marketplace.

 

Look at the roof of the columned structure covering the fountain, the fruit can be seen carved into every side of it.

If you are really stuck the answer can be found below. Please do not scroll any further unless you wish to see the answer.

The Answer

There are grapevines carved into the roof. Vines were a popular decorative theme in the 18th Century and may be in reference to the fountain making 'water as wine'; providing clean and drinkable water to the population of Sleaford.

The Letter

S