Tuesday 26 April 2011

Prodigal son returns to Govan after 30 years

GLC's Chairperson, Tommy McMahon, with
GCC's  Local Heritage Officer Kate Dargie.
The 127 year old 'Govan Baby'  has been returned to the restored Aitken Memorial Fountain in Govan's Water Row, marking the ongoing physical regeneration of Govan, which Govan Law Centre has fully and consistently supported for many years.

The Aitken Memorial Fountain was created in 1884 and is the only surviving example the decorative, cast iron drinking fountains produced by Cruikshanks & Co.'s foundry at the Denny Works, Stirlingshire.

Hills Trust pupil's impression of
the Aitken Memorial Fountain.
The fountain commemorates Dr. John Aitken (1838-1880), who provided medical care to the workers of the nearby Ibrox and Drumoyne collieries, and who served as the Police Surgeon and Medical Officer to the Burgh of Govan from 1864, until his death in 1880.

The Aitken Memorial Fountain will be officially opened on Wednesday 1 June 2011 at 10am, with celebrations, craft, farmer and market stalls running until 3pm.


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