Saturday, 6 December 2008


The Wellgate waterfall was installed in 1978. It was constructed of 2 curtains of plastic wires down which trickled water into a pool below. There were also 3 small fountains shooting water upwards in-between the 2 main curtain cascades, and the whole installation was illuminated by coloured spotlights set in the base of the pool.
As the water feature became the focus of attention, people started to throw coins into the pool like a wishing well, and every so often the pool would be dredged with the money going to charity.
The surrounding plants increased in quantity as time passed by until it eventually took on it's oasis-like appearance above, which was taken on 30th November 1986.
Photo by DC Thomson.Tints by GG.

1 comment:

  1. We were forbidden to put our hands in the water (it smelled like the Leisure Centre!) so we wondered for years if the water was just running down in perfect dribbles of its own accord, or was in fact running down a plastic line. Sadly, the latter...