Drinking fountain at St. Margaret's Church, Roath

This drinking fountain was donated to the City in 1910 by the Samuel family in memory of Mrs Fanny Samuel who died in 1886. It was located on an island at the junction of Waterloo Road, Albany Road and Marlborough Road, opposite St. Margaret's Church in an area then known as Deanfield. In the presence of members of the Samuel family and the Parks Committee, Mr Isaac Samuel presented the fountain on December 22nd 1910. The Mayor of Cardiff, Alderman C.H.Bird, accepted it on behalf of the City.[1]

Drinking fountain, Margarets Church, Roath, Cardiff

Presentation at St Margaret's Church, 22nd December 1910[2]

Ordnance Survey maps show that this drinking fountain remained in place at least until the 1950s.

Sources of Information

  1. Meeting of the Parks, Open Spaces and Burial Board Committee 22nd December 1910
  2. Photograph from the Cardiff Library Local Studies Collection