I WOULD be very pleased to make contact with any former Cammell Laird apprentices who worked on an unusual project in 1966/7.

This was the construction of the sculptural water fountain in the former Goree Piazza, Drury Lane, Liverpool.

I believe it is now affectionately known as the 'Bucket Fountain' in the re-named Beetham Plaza.

The fountain was designed by Richard Huws, who began his working life as an 18-year-old apprentice at Cammell Laird in 1920.

After studying marine engineering at Liverpool University, he was chosen to design the iconic water fountain for the 1951 Festival of Britain.

He went on to design many more sculptural water features, whilst also being a full-time lecturer in design at the Liverpool University School of Architecture.

I would be delighted to hear from any Cammell Laird 'fountaineers' who worked on the construction of the Liverpool 'bucket fountain' in 1966/7, and who would be willing to share their memories of the project.

I am particularly interested to see any photographs of the fountain being constructed on or off the site - and any of Richard Huws' working drawings which may have survived.

For any 'fountaineers' who would like to make contact, I can be reached by telephone on 07810 357636 or by email on stewart.denham@hotmail.com.

Stewart Denham,

Saint Ives,