Silver Jubilee Walkway - South Bank of the Thames (London, UK)
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N 51° 30.053 W 000° 07.189
30U E 699898 N 5709460
Quick Description: The depicted bronze plaque, located on the pedestal with lion statue at the South Bank' end of the Westminster Bridge in London, commemorates the opening of the Silver Jubilee Walkway official walking route in 9th June 1977.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/31/2014 7:29:32 AM
Waymark Code: WMMRX9
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Long Description:

The depicted bronze plaque, located on the pedestal with lion statue at the South Bank' end of the Westminster Bridge in London, commemorates the opening of the Silver Jubilee Walkway official walking route by Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II in 9th June 1977.

The Jubilee Walkway is an official walking route in London. It was originally opened as the Silver Jubilee Walkway to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II's accession; the Queen herself opened it on 9 June 1977 during her silver jubilee celebrations. The intention was to connect many of London's major tourist attractions and it is now one of seven such walks within the Mayor of London's strategic walking routes. Its length is 15 miles. [wiki]

The plaque bears following inscription:

This plaque
commemorates the opening by
Her majesty the Queen
of
the Silver Jubilee Walkway
linking the South Bank of the Thames
with the Cities of London and Westminster
for the London celebrations of
The Queens Silver Jubilee
9th June 1977

Queen Elizabeth II was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, in London, to Prince Albert, Duke of York (later King George VI), and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. She married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947, became queen on February 6, 1952, and was crowned on June 2, 1953. During her reign, she has tried to make the British monarchy more modern and sensitive to the public.

What was opened/inaugurated?: Silver Jubilee Walkway

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: Her majesty the Queen Elizabeth II

Date of the opening/inauguration?: 9th June 1977

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