Jubilee Square

Simon's Town Historical Society

Jubilee Square

Cape Town, Simon's Town, Western Cape 7995, South Africa

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


The original Market Square dates from the late 1700s. Wagons would outspan here and trade produce. A notice in July 1824 detailed the opening hours of the Market. In the 1900s the square was gradually taken over as a car park. In 1933 the square was renovated and the Queen Victoria Jubilee Fountain was moved there and mounted on a large circular base. On 6 May 1935 the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary was celebrated. 12 palm trees were planted and the square renamed Jubilee Square. in 1985 the the Queen Victoria fountain was moved to the middle of the front dais. The bronze statue of Just Nuisance was unveiled on 12 July 1985. Plaques recording other interesting aspects of Simon's Town's History can be found around the Square


This point of interest is part of the tour: Simon's Town Historical Society


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