Going, going, gone… How York’s fountain was removed – in pictures

Youngsters gather at the fountain on its last day. Photograph: YorkMix
28 May 2018 @ 8.50 pm
| Environment, News

For years the fountain on Parliament Street was a city meeting point.

But now it has vanished from the face of the city.

Over the last two weeks workers have demolished the fountain, removed the rubble and relaid the stone.

Now a working party is to decide what to do with this spot, to retain it as a city centre focal point.

Here’s how it disappeared, day by day…

Monday, May 14

The hoardings hide York’s fountain
The workers move in. Photograph: Matt Freckelton
The digger starts chipping away. Photograph: Matt Freckelton

Wednesday, May 16

More damage is done

Half the enclosure is dust

Thursday, May 17

Hardly recognisable

Friday, May 18

At the end of the first week of work, the fountain is no more

Monday, May 21

Now the gap has to be sorted

Tuesday, May 22

Cosmetic surgery is applied

Thursday, May 24

Pretty much done and dusted

Friday, May 25

It’s like the fountain was never there

Sunday, May 27

And the band played on… Photograph: Matt Freckelton