The Jubilee Memorial Drinking Fountain formerly stood near the Salisbury Arms on Shirley High Street and was erected there in 1889. It was paid for by money left over from Queen Victoria's Jubilee celebrations in 1887. It was moved to the opposite side of the street in the 1920s, its original site being needed for the tram terminus. It was removed in 1970s after being damaged in a traffic accident. It has since been repaired and now stands in the Shirley shopping precinct near Redcar Street.

Queen Victoria's Jubilee Drinking Fountain

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The fountain in its original location on the west side of Shirley High Street in 1907.

Queen Victoria's Jubilee Drinking Fount

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The fountain in its current location in Shirley precinct. c.2000

Further reading:

Southampton Memorials of Care for Man and Beast, by A. G. K. Leonard, p25-30. (HS/k)
Shirley From Domesday to D-Day, by John Guilmant and Hilary Kavanagh, p74-76. (HS/h.SHI)
‘Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Memorial Drinking Fountain’, by A. G. K. Leonard, in Southampton Local History Forum Journal, No. 8, Autumn 1999, p23-24. (HS/h)


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