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Workers Memorial Day

Location 50m north-east of the aviary in Victoria Park. Inscription (Stone) WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY 28TH APRIL PORTSMOUTH TRADE UNION COUNCIL Inscription (Plaque) 28th April Workers Memorial Day THIS STONE IS DEDICATED TO ALL WORKERS WHO HAVE SUFFERED ILLNESS, INJURY, DEATH OR BEEN KILLED AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THEIR WORK REMEMBER THE DEAD AND FIGHT FOR…

HMS Shah

Location On the main walk through Victoria Park by the pets enclosure. Victoria Park is between the Guildhall Square and the junction of Anglesea Road & Edinburgh Road by the Roman Catholic Cathedral. Description The memorial is of marble sitting on a stone plinth; there are four plaques surrounding the middle section. The text was…

HMS Orlando

Location On the main walk through Victoria Park. Description Picturesque miniature Chinese Temple, tent roof with ball finial, solid stone, supported by brown marble squat columns on white marble base. Commemorating the Far East commission of HMS ORLANDO 1899-1902. Inscription (Front) (Top) TAKU FORTS, TIENTSIN, DEFENCE OF LEGATIONS, PEKIN. (Bottom) H.M.S.ORLANDO NORTH CHINA 1900 Commander…

HMS Victoria

Location On the main walk through Victoria Park. Description Rectangular stone surmounted by needle shaped rectangular plinth. 1300mms square. Inscription (Front) TO THE OFFICERS AND MENWHO LOST THEIR LIVES ONBOARD H.M.S. VICTORIA JUNE 22nd 1893. Erected by the survivors. (See panels below for the names of the lost.) The memorial was originally erected in what…

HMS Powerful

Location On the main walk through Victoria Park. Description Pink granite plinth on cement base. Truncated pyramidal base, column surmounting. Base 1.5m square. Inscription (Front) SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1900 Inscription (Left) ERECTED BY CAPTAIN THE HON.HEDWORTH LAMBTON C.C. OFFICERS AND SHIP’S COMPANY OF HMS POWERFUL Inscription (Back) TO THE MEMORY OF THE OFFICERS AND MEN OF…

HMS Active

Location On the main walk through Victoria Park. Description Cement base, granite plinth, truncated pyramidal column on similar base. Inscription (Front) THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS AND SHIP’S COMPANY OF H.M.S.ACTIVE LATE FLAG SHIP ON THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA AND CAPE OF GOOD HOPE STATION TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THOSE OF…

HMS Centurion

Location On the main walk through Victoria Park. Description Rectangular base with round column surmounted by sphere, white and red granite, head of centurion on round column. Base 1920mms square. Inscription (Front) HMS CENTURION NAVAL BRIGADE NORTH CHINA 1900 ———– PEIT SANG HSIKU PEIYANG TIENTSIN ERECTED BY ADMIRAL SIR E.H.SEYMOUR GCB THE CAPTAIN, OFFICERS AND…

Admiral Charles Napier

Location On the main walk through Victoria Park. Description This is a six sided column surmounted by a pillar. Inscription (Front) CAPE ST.VINCENT Inscription (Left Side 1) TO COMMEMORATE THE UNTIRING EFFORTS OF A GALLANT OFFICER AND TRUE-HEARTED MAN IN ADVANCING THE WELFARE OF THE BRITISH SAILOR THIS COLUMN IS ERECTED BY PETTY OFFICERS, NON-COMMISSIONED…

HMS Royal Sovereign

Location On the main walk through Victoria Park. Description Rectangular cement base, white stone plinth, surmounted by tapering rectangular column. Base 860mms square. Inscription (Front) ERECTED BY THE OFFICERS AND MEN IN MEMORY OF THOSE KILLED IN A GUN ACCIDENT ON BOARD H.M.S. ROYAL SOVEREIGN OFF PLATCA NOVEMBER 9th 1901 WHILST DISCHARGING THEIR DUTY.CAPT. H.W….

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