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Saturday, 25 April 2015

V is for Victoria Park



No doubt there are many round the country if not the world but this one is in Newbury, it was originally called the Marsh but changed with the popularity of Queen Victoria and her Jubilee celebrations were held here.  The statue was originally in the market place in 1903 and moved to 
Greenham House in 1933 before its final position here in 1966
 Queen Victoria and the Lions

 Queen Victoria





Up to 1930 the park used to be common land which included the right to graze  cattle





Since then it has gradually  been encroached on by the A339 and housing
The Bandstand in the park
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2 comments:

  1. That is a most grand statue :) The little group kind of feel like they should be on a stone plinth though, not grass.
    Tasha
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  2. It certainly does look like a fitting likeness of the Queen.

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