Description"Wigton was originally a wool trading town, but now its major employer is Innovia films. In the market place is an elaborate 19th Century fountain erected in 1872 by George Moore of Whitehall in Mealsgate, in memory of his wife. It is built of granite, and features four fine bronze reliefs of the Acts of Mercy by the Pre-Raphaelite sculptor Thomas Woolner. On the north side (opposite the Kings Arms) is 'Visiting the Afflicted', the east illustrates 'Clothing the Naked', the south has 'Instructing the Ignorant', and the west side has 'Feeding the Hungry'. Above each bronze is a small granite carving of the face of Mrs Moore, surrounded by leaves." Photo by Nigel Monckton, 2005.
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Further informationLink: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/60406
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Added by: Simon Cotterill
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Picture Taken: 2005-10-02