Foun­tains brighten up a dull day

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your telegraph -


are not go­ing to trans­form the for­tunes of Peter­bor­ough city cen­tre overnight.

Nor are they likely to jus­tify their multi-mil­lion pound price tag to their crit­ics.

But love them or loathe them, the long-awaited foun­tains form­ing the cen­tre­piece of the Cathe­dral Square ren­o­va­tion cer­tainly turned a few heads yes­ter­day when they were switched on.

They were cer­tainly a ma­jor talk­ing point for the thou­sands strolling through the city cen­tre over the lunch­hour, as the jets of wa­ter bub­bled close to the sur­face and shot high into the air.

Grown-ups stood and watched, while young­sters darted in and out of the spray.

Smiles all round, and a far cry from the whing­ing and whin­ing about the build­ing site the city cen­tre has been for so long.

And per­haps it is that re­ac­tion which will fi­nally win over the doubters.

As a spec­ta­cle they will im­prove with the weather and hope­fully prove a lure to shop­pers for the ben­e­fit of the city traders.

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