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Queen Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India - Warrior Square, St. Leonards-on-sea, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member soulstar
N 50° 51.127 E 000° 33.802
31U E 328490 N 5636209
Quick Description: A bronze statue of Queen Victoria in front of Warrior Square Gardens on the seafront.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/29/2010 5:21:09 PM
Waymark Code: WM9C1F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 4

Long Description:

This bronze statue sits on a pink granite pedestal. It was commissioned by Hastings Corporation from the sculptor Francis John Williamson (1833 - 1920). It was unveiled in 1903 and is located on the seafront of St. Leonards in front of the Warrior Square Gardens, looking out to sea.

During the Second World War, the statue was damaged by a stray bullet from an enemy aircraft, and the resulting bullet hole can still be seen in the right knee area today.

Optional trivia question: In what year was the statue shot?

Monarch Ranking: Emperor / Empress

Proper Title and Name of Monarch: Her Majesty Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India

Country or Empire of Influence: British Empire

Website for additonal information: [Web Link]

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