Dr Trotter's Memorial
Fountain Bedlington Northumberland

Dr Trotter's Memorial

Fountain In Bedlington, Northumberland

Fountain commemorating Doctor James Trotter, local councillor known as 'Mr Bedlington' during Victorian times.

If you've driven through Bedlington, you've probably spotted this ornate red sandstone drinking fountain on the High Street. But who is it dedicated to you ask?

The fountain on Front Street West commemorates Doctor James Trotter (1843-1899), who was known as Mr Bedlington in the late 1800s. He came to Bedlington in 1864 and campaigned for better living conditions for residents and helped to transform water supplies and sanitation for the people of Bedlington.

Trotter was a well respected local and county councillor and helped Thomas Burt secure his place in parliament in 1874. Thomas was one of the first working class members of parliament and represented Morpeth until 1918.

Dr Trotter was a respected speaker and earned great affection locally. He died aged 56 in 1899 and the drinking fountain, paid for by public subscription, was opened by his old pal Thomas Burt on 6th October 1900.

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Contributed by Sandra Clemens

I love the great outdoors and have been a National Trust & English Heritage member for years. I also love going off the beaten track and finding places like Sharp's Folly or Rothley Castle which are hidden gems in Northumberland. My favourite recent hike was climbing Red Screes in the Lake District on a whim, not fully grasping how high 776m was. It was still an achievement to conquer a Wainwright walk and I hope to do more one day.

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