Fowlmere, Cambs (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
|Fowlmere, Cambs. Photos by John Hurst - thanks, John. The inscription reads:|
|EDITH LUCY BELDAM JOHNS
MARCH 18, 1911.
IN MEMORY OF MY DEAR WIFE
AND HER 36 YEARS OF KINDLY LIFE
IN THIS VILLAGE.
IN FULFILLMENT OF HER WISH
THIS WELL IS FREE TO ALL.
|Frederick Meadows Nash-Woodham was the stepson of William Nash-Woodham J.P. of Shepreth. He changed his name to Beldam-Johns in 1867 and inherited the family estate in Fowlmere in 1871. He was J.P. for Cambridgeshire and something of a local benefactor, providing a public hall, a reading room, a cricket field and even the local cemetery. In 1911 he dedicated this pump in memory of his wife. It must have seen a great deal of use, as mains water didn't come to the village until the 1950s. On his death in 1919, the estate was sold.|
|Also at Fowlmere, Cambs. Thanks to John Hurst for the
Manufacturer: Probably Lee Howl.