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The Fountain, Greenhead Park, Huddersfield

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Postcard of The Fountain, Greenhead Park, Huddersfield.

The sculpture — originally named "Rocky Stream" but later often referred to as "Rebecca" — was by Samuel Auty (1854-1926) of Lidget Street, Lindley, for the Huddersfield Band of Hope and was formally unveiled on Saturday 25 July 1885. The cost was £120.

The Huddersfield Chronicle's coverage of the ceremony reported:

The design was called rocky stream, and the idea was a maiden having gone to a stream to fill her pitcher, falling into a reveries, the pitcher filling, running over, and thus forming the stream.

The postcard was posted in September 1923 by Ida to Master R. Tuley, Bank Bottom Farm, Snowden, near Otley.

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