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The park commemorates the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. The park was presented by H. H. Rohde, a pioneer of Peterborough. 

Victoria (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she adopted the additional title of Empress of India. With a reign of 63 years, seven months and two days, Victoria was the longest -reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant in world history until her great-great-granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II surpassed her on 9 September 2015.

Queen Victoria`s birthday, 24th May, used to be called `Empire Day`. There were special assemblies at school with songs praising the British Empire. Children were then given a half-day holiday. Up to the 1950s, Empire Day was celebrated in Australia with huge bonfires and fireworks.



Address:Park Street, Jubilee Park, Peterborough Golf Club, Peterborough, 5422
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.966964
Long: 138.837114
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Park
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:20-June-1837
Actual Event End Date:20-June-1897


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 22nd June, 1897
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Plaque :

This park was presented by H. H. Rohde Esq.

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty`s Reign

June 22nd 1897.


Source: MA
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