Queen Victoria StatueClifftown Parade, Southend on Sea, SS1 1DP
Queen Victoria sits proudly on Clifftown Parade overlooking the seafront. The statue was presented to Southend by Mayor Bernard Wiltshire Tolhurst, to mark the Queen’s diamond jubilee in 1897. It was originally placed at the top of Pier Hill where residents joked she was pointing to the gent’s toilets!
Due to the changing architectural styles in the 50s and 60s, it was decided the statue should be moved to a less prominent place. In 1962 the marble statue was moved to Clifftown Parade where it has sat overseeing the coastline ever since.