Lord Spencer opening the new fountain. He and Lady Spencer have co-authored a book
on British Spas
James Elliot Bath City architect asked me to make the Pumproom Fountain according
to his design. The urn had to be hollow and the lid removable to allow the plumbing
to be regularly dismantled and cleaned. Therefor the urn and socle are made of Bath
stone and the lid glass fibre and Bath stone filled resin. The lid is light weight
but very strong and can easily be removed. The shells and fish are bronze. The fish
were added by me afterwards to improve the constricted drainage of the fountain.
I carved and cast everything.