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Progress on the fountain in Priory Park - @PrioryParkN8

This note and photo reproduced from Facebook, and an opportunity for you to participate.

Yes, the scaffolding is up. Roll up, roll up for the big fountain dig. We need volunteers to help dig out the soil from the fountain. Also, any media/newspaper/PR people here want to report this in the local press? We have to dig the soil out so that we can get a survey done on the fountain with the hope that it can be restored to full working order. If not then it will be secured so that it doesn't slide off its plinth. It is a listed structure and was originally in St. Paul's Cathedral Churchyard. If you can help turn up from Wednesday onwards. We don't know how long it will take to remove the soil, but I will keep you updated as we progress. Thanks

Also an opportunity for me to quote Kipling, relevant if you've got the hump . . . . 

The cure for this ill is not to sit still

Or frowst with a book by the fire

But to take a large hoe and a shovel also

And dig till you gently perspire

And talking of listed structures in Haringey - please sign the petition to keep Hornsey Town Hall in public ownership, rather than handing it over to a developer.

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t Excellent progress for a day's work by a team of volunteers, all the soils removed.

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