The Angel Drinking Fountain

This drinking fountain originally stood outside Christ church at the junction of Colmore Row and New Street and after the demolition of the church in 1899 it was resited in this location.

 

In 1988 the fountain was restored by the Planning Committee of the City Council, the Cathedral Close Community and Messrs Wragge and Company, Solicitors.

 

The book reads

Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again on the left page and

 

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst on the right

 

This is a quote from The Gospel of St John (Chapter 4, V13-14)

 

13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: 14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

  • Liz G 6y

    Thank you for submitting your photo to the Anything But Selfridges contest!
    We really enjoyed reviewing all the photos - the standard was
    incredibly high, and it was exciting to see the diversity of images of
    the city, as well as the huge talent of people submitting photographs.
    We're holding a flash exhibition in March, and we would love you to
    bring your photo along to exhibit it there. We'll be posting all the
    details on our blog (photobirmingham.blogspot.com/) as well as
    on Flickr and on our Facebook page - so do watch out for them. The
    winning image will be posted to our blog very soon.

    Liz, on behalf of the Birmingham Photospace committee
    liz@birminghamphotospace.co.uk
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