Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Ryde -
- St Thomas's Church : First Fleet Memorial -

Location

In St Thomas's Churchyard, St Thomas's Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33 2DL
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
Historic England Listing Status

St Thomas's Church is Listed Grade II. Since the Memorial is situated within the curtilage of the Church, it is assumed to be covered by the Listing.
 
Description

A stone plaque, marking the visit of H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh, to St Thomas's Church and the Bicentennial of the sailing of the First Fleet to Australia.
An old anchor is displayed on a plinth nearby. (As at 2008, the anchor had been removed).
Memorial

Ryde St Thomas's Church First Fleet memorial
 
Inscription


HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
AND
HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH
VISITED ST THOMAS RYDE
ON 13TH MAY 1987
TO MARK THE BICENTENARY OF THE SAILING
OF THE FIRST FLEET FROM THE MOTHERBANK
TO AUSTRALIA


Further Information

See the memorial to H.M.S. Sirius, one of the First Fleet ships, in Appley Park.


 

 
Ryde Cemetery First Fleet memorial
 


 
 

 
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