Diamond Jubilee Memorial

Diamond Jubilee Memorial

Francis John Williamson (1833-1920)

c.1897

Marble and Bronze

Esher, Surrey

Bronze bas-relief of Victoria

Photograph 2006 by Jacqueline Banerjee

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This Diamond Jubilee Memorial, which takes the form of a statue of Britannia with a plaque of Victoria on the base, is just outside Williamson's home and studio, Grapes House. Unfortunately, it now overlooks a very busy traffic junction. In front of it stands a stone drinking fountain given to the parish by Queen Victoria, when water from the nearby iron pump (isolated on the next traffic island) was declared unfit to drink.