Sheffield, The Goodwin Fountain c.1965

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Caption for Sheffield, The Goodwin Fountain C1965: This view looks towards Barker's Pool, where Sheffield's first reservoir was built in 1434 to collect water from several springs on the hillside above West Bar. In the early 18th century John Goodwin and Robert Littlewood built what was really the town's first real reservoir; Barker's Pool was in fact little more than a pond. The fountain is called the Goodwin Fountain.

An extract from Sheffield and South Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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When it was new , the changing colours of floodlights that swept round the fountain and tinted the sprays looked so futuristic and bright, You could stare at them waiting for the cycle to run over again. At times it froze into grotesque lumps, but the most amazing was when students put Teepol or other industrial (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Sheffield, The Goodwin Fountain C1965: This view looks towards Barker's Pool, where Sheffield's first reservoir was built in 1434 to collect water from several springs on the hillside above West Bar. In the early 18th century John Goodwin and Robert Littlewood built what was really the town's first real reservoir; Barker's Pool was in fact little more than a pond. The fountain is called the Goodwin Fountain.

An extract from Sheffield and South Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

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