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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. https://memorialdrinkingfountains.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/saracen-cross-fountain/

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.