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Information board tells story of Spring Wells in Billingborough

Parish Councillor Tom Webster stands by the information board at Spring Wells.

Parish Councillor Tom Webster stands by the information board at Spring Wells.

A parish council’s bid to improve the area around its historic springs has resulted in a information board being erected.

Billingborough Parish Council put up the information board which tells the story of the origin of the Spring Wells, the possible origin of the name Billingborough, the wildlife that lives on the Spring Wells pond and the historic 
buildings that frame it.

The Spring Wells hit the headlines when the natural artesian springs dried up in the drought of 2011 - only the second time that this has happened in living memory (the first being in 1976).

Parish council chairman Coun Michael King said: “The Parish Council is delighted that the story of our Spring Wells is now on site for everyone to read. The origin of this natural water, which also provides the village’s drinking supply, is truly remarkable. Rainwater falls on the hills around Grantham and finds its way along the limestone aquifer deep underground to then be forced up by natural pressure at Billingborough. We hope that schools and visitors to Billingborough will come and see this natural phenomenon for themselves.”

Parish Councillor Tom Webster stands by the information board at Spring Wells.

 

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