Thompson Drinking Fountain

In June 1900 the Parks Committee accepted an offer from Mrs H.M. Thompson to provide a fountain for Llandaff Fields if the Council would supply the water free of cost. "The borough engineer and superintendent gardener were requested to confer with Mrs Thompson and select a suitable site."[1]

The fountain and its location were described as follows in the Evening Express: "By the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Thompson, of Llandaff, there was yesterday [i.e.6th May 1901] fixed beneath the old elm tree in Llandaff Fields a substantially-built ornamental fountain, which will, doubtless, be regarded as a boon by the frequenters of this resort, It is of red forest stone, of simple, yet effective, design, and is the work of Mr. Clarke, sculptor, &c., of Llandaff. The water has been laid on, and the fountain is now ready for use."[2]

The site chosen can be seen beside the large tree in several of the postcards on this website that look towards Llandaff.

This fountain is still present and now is roughly in the centre of the modern Llandaff Fields but is not operational.

Drinking fountain

Llandaff Fields drinking fountain May 2013

Sources of Information

  1. Western Mail 26th June 1900 page 7
  2. Evening Express 7th May 1901 page 3