Chalybeate Springing to last!

Our famous Chalybeate Spring is getting a lick of paint in preparation for its grand re-opening this Easter weekend.

Kane, the painter, who said he was spending a few days making sure the Spring looked beautiful for its opening day. I can't wait!

Having been closed for two and a half years the water will at long last be flowing once more and we can once again give tourists a taste of why Tunbridge Wells exists. Finally we will be able to boast that we are a spa town again.

The Spring was closed back in August 2010 after E. Coli was found in the water. The apparent low levels of rainfall prevented the water being tested again until the end of last year and it now appears that the heavy rainfalls over the past year or so have replenished the aquifer to a level that the water has been given a healthy green light.

Rumours are that the price of a glass will rise to £1 but let's be honest these glasses of rusty-coloured liquid are the reason tourists visit us, and it's a small price to pay to drink a piece of history. I shall certainly be partaking in a glass.

Stay tuned next week as I shall be there to document the first glass being poured.

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