Hawarden

Hawarden, where Gladstone’s Library is situated (see posts in the past week) and where Gladstone and his wife lived, is a village in Flintshire, North Wales.

Main street:-

Main Street in Hawarden, North Wales

Gates to Hawarden Castle:-

Gates to Hawarden Castle, Hawarden, North Wales

Hawarden Post Office and side street. I got a flicker of deja vu at the road sign pointing to Queensferry. For a moment I thought I was back in Fife:-

Hawarden Post Office

Over the road from the Post Office and near to the gates above lies the Gladstone Memorial Fountain, erected by locals to commemorate the fiftieth wedding anniversary of William Ewart Gladstone and his wife, Catherine:-

Gladstone Memorial Fountain Hawarden 3

The upper inscriptions on the three sides read in total, “Drink ye the water of life.”

Hawarden, Gladstone Memorial Fountain

Hawarden, Gladstone Memorial Fountain

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