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Article supplied by Cape Town CCID
One of the central city’s iconic memorials, the Lightfoot Memorial at Trafalgar Place, has been unveiled after its R1-million restoration by the City of Cape Town.
The memorial fountain was erected in honour of Archdeacon Thomas Lightfoot and originally unveiled in 1907 in the square adjacent to the Trafalgar Place Flower Market. Its restoration was proposed in 2014 by Ward councillor Dave Bryant who has led the project to preserve the weather-worn piece of Cape Town’s history.
Speaking at the unveiling of the memorial in March, Councillor Bryant said: “Cape Town has a complex history with many dark and difficult periods that have left deep scars on our people and communities. It is essential that we honour those heroes of the past who have contributed towards making our city a more inclusive and caring place. Through honouring the memory of Archdeacon Lightfoot and others like him we can set an example for future generations of what true servant leadership really represents.”