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Queen Elizabeth II : 25-November-2011
Queen Elizabeth II : 25-November-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The drinking fountain commemorates the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in June 1953.

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II was the ceremony in which the newly ascended monarch, Elizabeth II, was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Ceylon, and Pakistan, as well as taking on the role of Head of the Commonwealth. Elizabeth, then aged 26, ascended the thrones of these countries upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952, and was proclaimed queen by her various privy and executive councils shortly afterwards. The coronation was held more than a year after the accession, on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II (21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022) was the longest serving English monarch, who reigned from 6 February 1952 to 8 September 2022 a period of over 70 years.


Address:King Street, Bayswater Park, Bayswater, 3153
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.839206
Long: 145.267375
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Government
Actual Event Start Date:02-June-1953
Actual Event End Date:02-June-1953


Front Inscription

Elizabeth II
Coronation Fountain,
June 2nd 1953

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