Quendon's FountainQuendon's fountain before the accident

The Memorial fountain is one of Quendon's most visible landmarks and is very much a symbol of the village. A plaque inside reads,

"THIS FOUNTAIN AND DRINKING TROUGH WERE DONATED TO THE PEOPLE OF QUENDON IN 1887 BY HENRY TUFNELL. ESQ IN MEMORY OF CoL. CRANMER-BYNG OF QUENDON HALL.  THEY WERE LATER RESTORED IN MEMORY OF G.B. BEEMAN WHO LIVED AT MANOR FARM 1922-54.´╗┐

Oldest plaque in Memorial Fountain

BY ERIC WRIGHT 1990"

Another plaque inside reads,

"THIS SHELTER WAS RESTORED IN MEMORY OF GEORGE BEAUMONT BEEMAN WHO FROM 1922-1954 LIVED OPPOSITE´╗┐"

Damaged FountainQuendon's newly-restored (2011) Fountain

During the winter of 2010-11 a motor vehicle crashed into it, causing substantial damage.  After several painful months (during which passers-by familiar with the structure made frequent inquiries as to its well-being!) it has now been restored again and the rather new-looking replacement parts are expected soon to weather so as to match the whole.

 

Second Plaque in Quendon Fountain

The repaired fountain was formally opened 2nd October by Mrs Maureen Hawkins.Plaque 2-10-11´╗┐

Re-opening the Fountain