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Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria

Event  From 20/6/1837  To 20/6/1887

Categories: Royalty

The fiftieth anniversary of the accession of Queen Victoria was celebrated on Monday 20 June 1887.

In George Gissing's 1894 novel 'In the Year of Jubilee' characters discuss whether to participate in the celebrations ("...everyone is going to see the procession, or the decorations, or the illuminations, and all the rest of the nonsense.") They are impressed by the 'Crown Prince' in the morning procession and discuss the merchandising opportunities: a Jubilee Perfume, a Jubilee Drink. A group of friends go out in the evening and "sway amid the uproar". They have to "battle their way as far as Westminster Bridge" and see a brief fight between the police and drunken jubilants. "Thwacks and curses would be no rarity in another hour or two."

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45945

Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria - Teddington

The new plaque (not shown) is rather brash but we like how the wording refers...

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51232

Queen's Tower - IC

The stone was laid only 14 days into her 51st year so we're taking this as a ...

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71410

Spitalfields Market - Horner - started

The date is almost lost in the foliage, bottom right.

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65131

Victoria Hall, Ealing

We have done some clever picture manipulation and brought the two relief plaq...

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65901

Victoria - Oxford Street

{Both sides of the head:} VR 1887

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