Jubilee Square - Maidstone, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Master Mariner
N 51° 16.415 E 000° 31.352
31U E 327192 N 5683164
Quick Description: Jubilee Square is a paved area, in Maidstone, that extends from the north eastern end of Maidstone Town Hall in a north east direction. Its most prominent feature is a statue of Queen Victoria.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/15/2016 9:42:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMR65A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:

A circular, polished black granite plaque, mounted on a grey granite plinth, tells us:

Jubilee Square

Opened in Celebration
of
The Diamond Jubilee
HM Queen Elizabeth II
unveiled by
The Mayor of Maidstone
Cllr Rodd Nelson-Gracie
1st June 2012

A video of the opening can be seen on YouTube.

The Kent Online website reported:

History made in Maidstone.

History was made with the help of dozens of schoolchildren in Maidstone today, when a new town square was opened and a time capsule was buried.

There was a party atmosphere in the town centre when pupils from three schools joined older people from around the borough for the offical opening of the new square outside the town hall - named Jubilee Square to mark the celebrations for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Unveiled by the Mayor of Maidstone, Cllr Rodd Nelson-Gracie, the square has been completed as part of Maidstone council's High Street £2m regeneration scheme.

As part of the festivities, Year 6 pupils from Brunswick House Primary School, Oaks Academy and Molehill Copse Primary School in Maidstone were made VIPs for the day, after winning a competition to draw a picture of the Queen in a KM competition.

Cllr Malcolm Greer, cabinet member for Maidstone council (Con), said the scheme had gone ahead despite tough economic times and added: "It is great that we have been able to do this and if you look at the ripple effect, it will benefit the town."

Also on the agenda was the burying of a KM time capsule at the entrance to the town hall, which included a selection of some of the pictures sent in for the competition, and details of the High Street project - plus, of course, a copy of this week's KM.

Name: Jubilee Square

Street Location: High Street, Maidstone

Local Municipality: Maidstone Borough Council

State/Province, etc.: Kent

Country: United Kingdom

Web Site: [Web Link]

Memorial/Commemoration: Queen Elizabeth II diamond jubilee

Date Established: 2012

Picnic Facilities: None

Recreational Facilities:
None


Monuments/Statues: Statue to Queen Victoria

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): None

Fountains: None

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: None

Special Events: Proposed farmers' market

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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