Friday 20 April 2012: Tea in the Park
Pleased to report my Chauffeur turned up for work today, they're feeling much better now so after a hard day in the office we decided to go for a stroll in the park as they have spent so much time in the house this week tucked up recovering. Although it was raining it was great, as this meant we had the park to ourselves. The ducks and geese where lined up on the path, I wonder why they do that when it's raining?
So you can see me sitting in the Fothergill Fountain as we made our way back to car.
The Fothergill Fountain was originally placed on Bondgate in 1861 in memory of Doctor John Fothergill, a champion of abstinence in the town. He was well known for his anti-alcohol stance and had formed the Total Abstinence Society. One of his members, Dickey Turner had a speech impediment causing him to stammer when speaking, so when he declared he would be ''T-t-total for ever and ever'' he coined the phrase 'Teetotal'. The fountain leaked and made the dirt roads ankle-deep with mud so the fountain was moved to South Park in 1875.
Thank you for popping in today and look forward to seeing you all tomorrow :-)