Tyne & Wear

Volunteers dig out fountain on Tynemouth beach

A Victorian tourist attraction has been dug out by hundreds of volunteers after years of being buried under sand on Tynemouth beach.

The Lion's Head Fountain, dating from the 1860s, had gradually been reclaimed by the sand after falling out of use.

On Saturday it was dug out to raise funds for charity, including the Tynemouth Life Bridage.

However, it will be reburied because North Tyneside Council does not have the money to maintain it.

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