101 Dalmations link restored

Unveiling ceremony of the new centrepiece on the drinking fountain by Mayor Jack Owen''Pictured: Cilla Elford with Lottie, Sarah Reeve with Tula, Mayor Jack Owen . Cllr John Sayers and Valerie Wright with Mr Darcy ANL-151013-190509009
Unveiling ceremony of the new centrepiece on the drinking fountain by Mayor Jack Owen''Pictured: Cilla Elford with Lottie, Sarah Reeve with Tula, Mayor Jack Owen . Cllr John Sayers and Valerie Wright with Mr Darcy ANL-151013-190509009

The centrepiece to Sudbury’s famous water fountain by St Peter’s, mentioned in Dodi Smith’s 101 Dalmations, was finally replaced after disappearing 25 years ago.

The fountain was hit by a lorry in 1990, but after being repaired the centrepiece mysteriously vanished.

After years of campaigning by Sudbury town councillor John Sayers, the funds were found to replace the feature, with the £9,000 centrepiece officially unveiled by town mayor Jack Owen last Tuesday.

Mr Sayers said he was “delighted” with the design.