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LIVERPOOL is awash with historical monuments and fountains, and what better way to beat the winter blues than look at some of the best water works? We've put together a list of some of the fanciest fountains and wondrous waterworks in and around Liverpool.

The Steble Fountain. The cast-iron fountain on William Brown Street in front of the Walker Art Gallery is one of Liverpool's best known landmarks. The fountain is a Grade II listed building, which dates back to 1879 when it was donated to the city by a former Mayor, Lt Col Richard Fell Steble.

Williamson Square fountain. The waterworks in Williamson Square were opened in 2004 as part of a multi-million pound transformation of the city centre location.

The fountain outside Liverpool Playhouse forms the centrepiece of the square, and is made up of a double arch of water that rises out of the pavement at variable heights of up to 12ft.

Liverpool One fountains. The fountains on Thomas Steers Way outside the Hilton Hotel were constructed as part of the Liverpool One development, which was finished in 2008.

The fountains and jet streams springing out of the floor line the walkway from Albert Dock into the Liverpool One shopping complex.

HAVE YOUR SAY Simpson Fountain. An ornate drinking fountain was installed on an outside wall of the grounds of the Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, on the corner of the Strand and Chapel Street, in 1885.

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The fountain is a grade II listed building and is in memory of Liverpudlian William Shaw Simpson, who was known for his charitable deeds.

Frederic Bowden Drinking .Fountain This Anfield fountain, just off West Derby Road, sits on top of a square plinth of red polished marble.

It dates back to 1913 when it was given to the area by Mrs. H. McGubbin in memory of it's namesake E. Bowden, and it remains a grade II listed building.

Charles P Melly's drinking .fountain Philanthropist Charles P. Melly, born in Tuebrook in 1829, garnered his inspiration for this fountain from Geneva where public drinking fountains were common. Melly opened the first free drinking fountain in Princes Dock in 1854 and later spent PS500 of his own money providing 43 fountains around the city.

Liverpool. uk Several of these still survive at Princes, Salthouse and Nelson docks, Woolton Road, County Road, Prescot Road, Picton Road, West Derby Road and Great Howard Street.

Eros Fountain, Sefton Park. The Eros fountain is a replica of the memorial to Lord Shaftesbury (1801-1885) in London's Piccadilly Circus. The grade II listed fountain was unveiled in Sefton Park in 1932.

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FOUNTAIN FUN: | |Lexie,a year old Japanese Akita having a drink at Liverpool One

SET IN STONE: Left, the Melly fountain in Prescot Road. | Right, the Eros fountain in Sefton Park in 1970

WATER SIGHT: Making the most | |of the autumn sunshine in Williamson Square in 2011. Below, the Steble Fountain

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 10, 2016
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