PSAD is always keen to connect with the wider community. Charles Runcie, chairman of the Friends of Coronation Gardens in Southfields, recently contacted us regarding a project to restore these lovely gardens and its historic water fountain. The garden was gifted to Southfields in 1903 by Sir William Lancaster, who was then Mayor of Wandsworth and was also a co-founder of PSAD. His sisters funded a fountain.
Charles is leading the restauration project and the plans include a new figurine for the fountain which was originally a male figure in the spirit of Aquarius the water bearer, but was removed many years ago.
One of the the ideas is to organize a competition for a PSAD student or tutor to create a sculptural figure that would nod to the past and reflect the present.
This project is still in its initial stages and further details will be published as soon as available.
Scroll below for few photographs of the garden and the fountain. Photos by Sniez Torbarina and Nicole Hollingworth, PSAD Friends.
Read more about PSAD Friends and PSAD School History Here.
Friends of PSAD and Friends of Coronation Gardens