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By Gary Nisbet
Victoria Park
Golden Jubilee Gates.
Details:

Manufacturer: Walter Macfarlane & Co (fl. 1850-1965)
Location: Victoria Park, Glasgow
Date erected: 1887 (Balshagray Avenue)
Date relocated: 1963 (Victoria Park Drive North)
Restored: 2013


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Victoria Park's Golden Jubilee Gates were erected to commemorate the 50th year of Queen Victoria's reign by the 'Ladies of Partick' in 1887.


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Manufactured by Walter Macfarlane´s Saracen Foundry at a cost of £100, the gate-piers feature roundel portraits of the Queen (after Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm 's portrait for the Jubilee coinage), Imperial crowns with the date 1887, the coats of arms of Partick, truncated lamp standards (now without their lanterns) and inscription panels recording the presentation of the gates and their restoration in 1987.


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The gates were originally sited 100 feet to the west in Balshagray Avenue, but were relocated to Victoria Park Drive North in 1963, to make way for an approach road to the Clyde Tunnel.

More recently, the gates were restored and given a new colour scheme by Nicolas Boyes Stone Conservation Ltd, in August 2013.

 

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