The Tynemouth Victorian Lions Head Fountain revealed for one day only

  • Description

    A 1862 historical fountain which laid buried beneath the sands in Tynemouth, was dug up for one day only, for the purpose of fund raising for the TVLB Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade . For 2 pound each, people can help to dig out the Lions Head fountain, Engine Well as it is also known. The fountain stands on the site of a chalybeate or iron salt rich mineral spring. It is claimed to have health giving properties. Only the top is visible today.
  • Owner

    Frank Gillings
  • Source

    Youtube (Youtube)
  • License

    What does this mean? Standard Youtube License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Video
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 4 years, 1 month ago
    Viewed: 1260 times
    Picture Taken: Unknown
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