1897 "seashell" plaque text:
THE VICTORIA GARDENS
These gardens were through the instrumentality of the Trustees ... transferred to and vested in the Corporation to be used as a public walk or pleasure ground and dedicated to the use of the public by the Mayor and Mayoress of Brighton
Sir George Blaker & Lady Blaker
on the occasion of the celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty
QUEEN VICTORIA R.I.
22nd June 1897 RECREATION GROUNDS COMITTEE 1896-7
— , -, , Engraved plaque, , 1897
The Victoria Gardens
, formerly known as the North Steine, or North Enclosures, were opened to the public in 1897, and with their trim lawns and flower-beds form a delightful addition to the open spaces of the town. Recently their appearance and that of the adjacent thoroughfares has been improved by the removal of the high railings and shrubberies which formerly hemmed in the gardens. The allegorical statues which so long "adorned" the spot have also disappeared. In the portion of the gardens opposite the North Gate of the Pavilion and facing Chantrey's Statue of George IV stands a Statue of Queen Victoria, by Nicoli, presented to the town as a memorial of the Diamond Jubilee by Sir John Blaker, Bart., O.B.E.
The grounds surrounding the Parish Church are known as the St. Peter's Church Enclosure. In common with the Victoria Gardens and the Steine they have recently been thrown open to the public.
— , -, , A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to Brighton and Hove, 10th Edition, , Ward, Locke & Co Ltd., , 1933
Media in category ‘Victoria Gardens’
The following 6 files are in this category, out of 6 total.
- Brighton Electric Trams, postcard, Victoria Gardens.jpg 3,000 × 1,936; 3.59 MB
- Queen Victoria Statue by Nicoli, Victoria Gardens (Brighton 2015).jpg 1,532 × 1,532; 806 KB
- Seashell plaque, Victoria Gardens, Brighton.jpg 1,600 × 1,067; 1.12 MB
- Victoria Gardens (Brighton 2015).jpg 3,000 × 2,000; 2.75 MB
- Victoria Gardens and Queens Statue, Brighton, postcard (CarterBros).jpg 1,600 × 1,019; 609 KB
- Victoria Gardens, Brighton, postcard (EustaceWatkins 11).jpg 3,000 × 1,929; 3.81 MB