Monument

Queen Elizabeth II jubilees

Inscription

{Riverside face:}
1952 E II R  1977

{Inside a diamond:}
{a crown above:}
E II R

{below the diamond:}
Diamond Jubilee, 1952 – 2012
Unveiled by his Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex KG, GCVO
13 November 2012.

{Landside face, inscribed in gold:}
1952  E II R  2002
Unveiled by their Royal Highnesses, the Earl and Countess of Wessex
5 July 2002.

This memorial has provided terrific value. It was first erected for the Silver Jubilee with just one short inscription (photo'd) which does not even feel the need to say "Silver Jubilee" nor specify the date nor the dignitaries involved in the unveiling. 25 years later the other side was inscribed in a similar fashion for the Golden Jubilee, this time with the unveiling details and thus the whole side was filled, but still there is no reference to the type of Jubilee being celebrated. 10 years later, the space remaining on the first side was used for the Diamond Jubilee and this time not only are those words used but a diamond shape is drawn. It's full now - what will be done should the Queen make it to Blue Sapphire (65)?

2023: We wrote those words in 2014 (don't know where we got the 'blue' from).  We can now report that, though the Queen easily made it to her Sapphire Jubilee, there were no widespread public celebrations. These were reserved for a possible Platinum Jubilee, which did indeed take place in 2022. As far as we know, no further inscriptions were added to this monument at either time.

Site: Queen Elizabeth II jubilees (2 memorials)

SE16, Fulford Street

The round plaque is laid in the ground, land-side of the monument.

London Screen Archives have a film, made by the London Borough of Southwark Public Relations, of the unveiling by the Queen of this stone, or rather, this stone before it got cut down.  The monument she unveiled had a lot more to it.  

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Queen Elizabeth II jubilees

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Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Our picture shows Queen Elizabeth II in the River Thames Diamond Jubilee Page...

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Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The fiftieth anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.  The Golden ...

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Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

The twenty-fifth anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II.  This wa...

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street, to the Duke and Duchess of York. For information on wh...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Countess of Wessex, Sophie

Born Oxford as Sophie Rhys-Jones.  Worked in PR.  Married Prince Edward in 1999.

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Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward

Queen Elizabeth II's third son. Born Buckingham Palace. Married Sophie Rhys-J...

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Queen Elizabeth II Field - SE16

Queen Elizabeth II Field - SE16

{Around the top edge:} Queen Elizabeth II Field {In the centre, below the ro...

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