Victoria Jubilee Fountain

Simon's Town Historical Society

Victoria Jubilee Fountain

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

Created By: Simon's Town Historical Society


Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee was celebrated on 21 June 1897, and two years later an ornate fountain with a paraffin-burning lamp was imported from England and erected in St George’s Street opposite the Mast House. Similar fountains were mounted in Rondebosch and Mowbray, and possibly elsewhere in the Peninsula. The fountain was moved to Jubilee Square in 1935, by which time the paraffin lamp had been replaced with an electric light. The fountain was again moved to its present situation next to the Just Nuisance and the lamp was replaced with a modern fitting. The Simon’s Town Historical Society later replaced this lamp with an exact copy of the Victorian original.


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


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