Monday, February 12, 2018

Philatelic Photograph: Berkeley Memorial Fountain and Clock - Basseterre, St. Kitts

Berkeley Memorial Fountain and Clock
Basseterre, St. Kitts

N 17° 17.713 W 062° 43.425

Short Description: 

The Berkeley Memorial Fountain and Clock is located in the center of The Circus where Liverpool Row, Bank Street and Fort Streets meet.

Long Description: 

A sign in English, French, Spanish and German describes the history of the Berkeley Memorial. The English version is inscribed:

This monument was erected in 1883 in honor of Thomas Berkeley, a former president of the General Legislative Council in St. Kitts in the 1880's.

Located in the heart of the circus, the four clock faces are a replica of the Big Ben clock located in London England.

The bronze plaque on the memorial is inscribed:


has been erected by the 
Countrymen and Private 
Friends of the late the 
Honourable Thomas 
Berkeley Hardtman
Berkeley, Companion 
of the Most Distinguished
Order of Saint Michael 
and Saint George, and 
President of the General 
Legislative Council of
the Leeward Islands, in 
recognition of the many 
valuable services he 
rendered this his native 
land as a Planter, a 
Politician, and a Citizen. 

His sterling qualities, 
his love for this Island, 
and his deep interest in the 
welfare of the Community 
at large, entitle him to 
a Memorial, by which his 
memory will be preserved 
and perpetuated. 

St. Kitts.
January 1883.

The stamp was issued by St. Kitts on August 19, 1992 as part of a set of four stamps depicting sights around St. Kitts.

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