Magical Castle Carr fountain to ‘play again’

It is hoped the fountain will reach a height of over 100ft
It is hoped the fountain will reach a height of over 100ft

It’s that time of year again where the fountain at Castle Carr estate will rise into the sky.

The event, which will take place on Sunday July 2, is organised by the Rotary Club of Halifax, and with permission granted by Yorkshire Water and the land owner, it is hoped the fountain will reach a height of well over 100 feet.

This local landmark, which was designed and built in the 1870s, comprises of an ornamental water garden which sits between two reservoirs.

Inside the garden there is a main circular pool, in the middle of which sits a single jet fountain. It attains a height that is only second in England, just behind the one at Chatsworth House.

Sherri Highley-Hammond, Rotary organiser, said: “The format is similar to that of the last three years.

“A picturesque walk, 2.5 miles each way will commence from the Cat I’th Well Inn at 12pm prompt. The estate will be open from noon until 3pm.

“Suitable footwear should be worn as parts of the walk are wet and muddy and uneven and last year a number of walkers finished up with wet feet!”

The fountain itself will play from 2pm for just over 15 minutes. Free car parking will be available in a local field with limited access for Disabled Drivers who approach the estate from the top gate.

Afterwards The Cat I’th Well on Saltonstall Lane is having a Hog Roast with live musical entertainment and The Crossroads in Wainstalls offers a traditional Sunday Roast.

It is a ticket only event costing £5 each and are available to buy from The Cat I’th Well, The Crossroads, Woodlesford Newsagents near Mount Tabor and Harvey’s of Halifax. For families, a ticket enabling entry for two adults and up to three children are available for £15. Children under 5 have free entry.