Historic Calderdale fountain ‘plays again’ to hundreds of visitors

After a two year absence the Rotary Club of Halifax were delighted to have been able to host its annual Castle Carr Fountain and Walk.

Tuesday, 7th September 2021, 1:00 pm
Castle Carr Fountain. Picture: Halifax Rotary Club.
Castle Carr Fountain. Picture: Halifax Rotary Club.

More than 600 people gathered to see the historic fountain slowly rose wondrously and ‘played’ to a height of over 150ft.

It is believed to be the third highest gravity fed fountains in England.

A spokesperson from Halifax Rotary said: “Situated on private land with restricted access we are most grateful to the landowners for their permission. Yorkshire Water now support a team of National Trust Rangers to help with events on land that they manage and without their help we could not have run the event.”

The day enjoyed glorious weather and hundreds of people set off from the Cat’ Ith’ Well public house for the approximate 2.5 mile stroll past the ruins of the once wonderful mock medieval castle known as Castle Carr House, and then down to the pond incorporating the fountain-head itself.

This was the first event public event in the Club’s Centenary Year now led by President Caroline Pell.

Caroline tells us she there is a full year of activities and events planned which Rotary hope will enthuse the involvement and enjoyment of local residents as her year progresses through to July 2022.

Caroline commented: "The wonderful local support raised substantial funds on the day which our clubs charity account will soon be distributing to deserving charities and good causes."