Type Medallion , Fountain
Fountain in 29 feet high and made from glazed Doulton ware, treated in colours of green, terracotta and bronze. On two sides are drinking bowls, on a third a portrait medallion of Richard Eve by Mr Broad of Chaddesley Corbett, on the fourth are Masonic emblems. On one side is the Borough Coat of Arms and motto.
The fountain is square in section with canted corners, non-classical pilasters and a balustraded parapet with ball finials at the corners, there is an octagonal top section with a fluted dome roof and ball finial.
Soon after his death a committee was appointed under Councillor T. Griffin ant it recommended that a suitable memorial would be a drinking fountain on the highest part of Brinton Park.
The memorial was unveiled on Saturday 14 June 1902 by Miss C A Adam, daughter of the Mayor Peter Adam. There were speeches from the Mayor, the architect and from Sir Frederick Godson M.P.
The fountain cost £540.(1)
At the time of visiting the fountain was protected by a temporary fence.
A native of Kidderminster, Richard Eve was born December 6th 1831 and died July 7th 1900.
A Mason, he was Grand Treasurer of England in 1889 and for years Chairman of the Masonic Boys' School.
'RICHARD EVE / Born December 6th 1831 / Died July 7th 1900' (South face under portrait).
'CHIVALROUS / BY NATURE AND FIRED / WITH THE ENTHUSIASM / OF HUMANITY, HE RESISTED / OPPRESSION AND DID / BATTLE FOR RIGHT.' (West face)
'CHARITY WAS EVER HIS AIM. DEVOTED TO MASONIC CRAFT HE WAS GRAND TREASURER OF ENGLAND IN 1889 AND FOR YEARS CHAIRMAN OF THE MASONIC BOYS' SCHOOL.' (East face)
'DEO SUVANTE ART ET INDUSTRIA FLORET / TO KEEP HIS MEMORY GREEN IN HIS NATIVE TOWN, WHICH HE ARDENTLY LOVED, ADMIRING FRIENDS HAVE RAISED THIS MEMORIAL.'
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