The area known as The Fountain is generally acknowledged to be the centre of our town. The name derives from the fact that a spring, or ‘fountain’, originally fed water to horses, cattle and dog troughs which were situated in the middle of the junction of Fore Street and the main road from Newton Abbot to Exeter.
The troughs, unveiled by the Lord Clifford on November 12th, 1887 were moved during road improvements in the late 1950s and re-sited to their present position where some properties were demolished to improve visibility for motorists. The Town Council plant them up with seasonal plants nowadays.
Remembering our fallen who gave their lives serving their country.
It is has been with great sadness that the normal Remembrance Parade was unable to take place in 2020, however, poppy wreaths were laid at the War Memorial in Kingsteignton on Sunday 8th November, 2020 by Kingsteignton Town Council Mayor, Cllr Dave Rollason and The Royal British Legion, in respect of our fallen comrades. We hope that our residents were also able to join the national 2 minute silence.
The Royal British Legion would like to thank everybody who has supported them in the past years in various ways and hope that next year they will be able to return to normal arrangements to mark this significant date. In the meantime, may we ask you to please continue to support the 'Poppy Appeal'.
We know that many of our residents either walked or drove past the Fountain recently and were able to admire the incredible display of knitted, crocheted and handcrafted poppies, made by the ladies of Kingsteignton Post Meridian W. I., the Church's Mothers Union and some of their friends. There were over 2000 poppies made to mark our fallen comrades and horses during past war times. The Kingsteignton Post Meridian W.I. decided to undertake this project to coincide with marking their 50th Anniversary, 1970 - 2020 as well as the 75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe marking the end of WWII. The ladies have spent many, many hours of hard work knitting, crocheting and assembling these beautiful poppies and horses display and as a Council, we cannot thank you enough!