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A moving city story.

Amateur artists appear to have been at work on yet another Newcastle monument in this Chronicle archive picture from October 1971.

But appearances can be deceiving, and in this instance the hieroglyphics were the work of staff from the city engineer's department.

It was all part of a plan to move the drinking fountain at the junction of Clayton Road and the Great North Road, out of the path of the proposed motorway. The fountain, dedicated to Ald WD Stephens, Mayor of Newcastle in 1887, was dismantled stone by stone and moved some yards further back.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Feb 24, 2007
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