Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Cowes : Victoria Parade -
- Diamond Jubilee of H.M. Queen Victoria -
- Diamond Jubilee of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II -

Location

The Parade, Cowes, Isle of Wight
 
See map on www.streetmap.co.uk
 
Description

Plaques erected to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of H.M. Queen Victoria, in 1897, and H.M. Queen Elizabeth, in 2012.

The original marble plaque was erected in 1897 and remained in place until 2005. The restored version of the plaque contained errors and omissions and was quickly eroded by the elements.

The enamel plaque was commissioned by the Town Improvements Committee of Cowes Town Council.

A third version of the plaque was commissioned in 2012 by Cowes Town Council to complement the plaque erected and unveiled by H.M The Queen on the occasion of her visit during her Diamond Jubilee Year on 25th July 2012.
Memorials

Cowes : Victoria Parade
Original plaque prior to refurbishment

Cowes : Victoria Parade
The Parade showing the plaque in 2006 after refurbishment

Cowes : Victoria Parade
Plaque following refurbishment in 2005

Cowes : Victoria Parade
Vitreous enamel plaque installed in June 2009
Image courtesy of Jon Matthews of Cowes Town Council

Cowes : Victoria Parade
Vitreous enamel plaque installed in June 2009


2012 Plaque


2012 Plaque unveiled by H.M. The Queen


2012 Plaques in situ
Inscriptions


VICTORIA PARADE
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OPENED JUNE 22ND 1897
BY MR GEORGE FELLOWS, SENR, J.P. CHAIRMAN OF THE
URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE
DIAMOND JUBILEE OF
HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA
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MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL
MR E WHITE, CC MR C BROWN MR GODFREY BARING, CC, JP, DL
MR A J MATTHEWS, CC MR R NOYCE MR W SNELLGROVE
MR G FELLOWS, SENR, JP MR S LEE MR J ABRAHAM
MR G FELLOWS, JUNR, CC MR H SHEPARD ADMIRAL GILLETT
MR J E MUNDELL MR T RICHARDSON MR H S WHITE
MR N F DENNIS, A.MICE,
ENGINEER
MR H C DAMANT,
CLERK


 

THIS PLAQUE WAS UNVEILED BY
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH II
ON 25TH JULY 2012
TO COMMEMORATE HER VISIT TO COWES
ON THE OCCASION OF
HER DIAMOND JUBILEE



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