Cameron Memorial Fountain, Glasgow, Scotland

Tonight, I am focusing on an unusual piece of Glasgow street furniture as manifested in the Cameron Memorial Fountain which is located in the Charing Cross area of the city. Key features and information:

  • Has slipped to about 5 degrees from the vertical, a situation which has prevailed for about half a century.
  • No longer functions as a fountain.
  • Was erected in 1896 to commemorate local worthy, Sir Charles Cameron ( 1843-1913) who was a newspaper editor, Liberal M.P. and strong supporter of the Temperance Movement. He sponsored the Inebriates Act in 1898 to curtail drunkenness.
  • Made of Doulton Terracotta and designed by George Tinworth.

A somewhat forlorn if intriguing relic from the Victorian era.

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