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Located on the busy corner of Sauchiehall Street and Woodside Crescent in Glasgow’s Charing Cross, a fountain stands as a memorial to the city’s foremost Temperance Movement campaigners.

The Baroque-style Victorian fountain was constructed in 1896 in memory of Sir Charles Cameron. He was a newspaper editor, publisher, and a member of Parliament for 21 years. He was key in introducing the Inebriates Act of 1898.

The busy Glasgow Inner Ring Road passes by only a few feet away from the monument as it cuts through Charing Cross. It’s believed this close proximity created the tower’s tilt, which residents have said gives the tower a drunken stupor.

Although the fountain’s tilt was first noticed nearly 100 years ago, the memorial does not appear to be at risk of toppling over any time soon.

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