New drinking-fountain in Bishopsgate, 1860. Inauguration of a public fountain in the ward of Bishopsgate in the City of London. 'The hoarding was immediately removed, and Mr. Hopgood took the first draught of water and proposed the health of her Majesty, to which the crowd made an enthusiastic response. He then proposed the health of Mr. Charles Gilpin, the donor of the fountain, which was received with loud cheers. He next gave the health of Mr. Gilpin's family and Mrs. Gilpin, which was also received with every token of approbation. "The Alderman of the ward" closed the list of toasts, and the fountain was declared open to the public. The fountain is marked by chaste simplicity of design; it has been beautifully executed by Messrs. Wills, and is supplied with water scrupulously filtered'. From "Illustrated London News", 1860.
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