Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bermuda: Queen Elizabeth Park - Hamilton, Pembroke Parish

Queen Elizabeth Park
Hamilton, Pembroke Parish 

N 32° 17.552 W 064° 47.192

Short Description: 

Bermuda commemorated the Diamond Jubilee of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II by renaming Par-la-Ville in Hamilton, Bermuda - Queen Elizabeth Park. The main entrance is in Queen Street north of Front Street.

Long Description:

The gardens at what is now Queen Elizabeth Park were originally part of the estate of William B. Perot, the first Post Master of Bermuda. The rolling hills of the park contain:  sculptures, rock gardens, flower beds, and shade trees. In the 19th Century, the park was orange orchard.

On February 6, 1952 Queen Elizabeth II was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom and the British Commonwealth of Nations. The year 2012 was the 60th anniversary, the Diamond Jubilee, of her accession. A multinational celebration took place throughout 2012 to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

In the British Overseas Territory of Bermuda the Par-la-Ville, main park in the capital City of Hamilton was renamed Queen Elizabeth Park. A bronze plaque was placed at the Queen Street entrance to the park which contains the coat of arms of Bermuda and the inscription:

Queen Elizabeth Park

In Commemoration of the 
Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II

Unveiled on Her Majesty's Birthday
April 21st 2012

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