Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The lions' heads at Prince Alfred Guard Memorial

It's surprising how few Port Elizabethans know that the Prince Alfred Guard Memorial in St Georges Park stands on top of one of the city's oldest reservoirs.  The 2 million gallon reservoir was completed between 1906 and 1907 at a cost of  £15 525 back in the day.  This memorial actually forms the central ornamental feature of the Service Reservoir.  On each side of the memorial is a lion's head and it turns out that these were fountains with jets of water coming from their mouths. 

2 comments:

  1. A bold, impressive sculpture. That's quite a large resaervoir right in the city area.

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  2. Now I've learnt something too!

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