Updated: Sep 20, 2020
The Bain rotunda was built in 1904 in memory of Dr John William Deveraux Bain who had died in 1903.
Dr. Bain was known as England’s greatest gift to Clare.
His house still exists in Agnes Street and he had a beautiful garden on his large block which began at Burton Street and went right through to Hope’s quarry and up as far as Bleak House.
There is a large magnolia tree in the garden which I remember as my in-laws lived there in the 1950s.
My father-in-law had the block divided and it now included Tilbrook Avenue, named after him of course.
- Val Tilbrook