Thomas Conway Memorial Drinking Fountain

Location: Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

When BBC Scotland created a soap opera named “River City” set in Shieldinch, (a fictional Clydeside district) the set included a Victorian drinking fountain. It was created by Heritage Engineering Co., modelled on the drinking fountain at Saracen Cross in Possilpark, Glasgow.

The writers of the soap opera provided a history for the structure: it was erected in 1901, in memory of the Thomas Conway, an Irish immigrant and prosperous owner of Conway Spices.



Posted on October 7, 2013, in Architecture, Cast Iron, Memorial Drinking Fountain, Saracen Foundry, Scotland and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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