Victoria at 21

Royal Victoria Place | 2013

The historical portrait used for the final artwork was kindly lent by the National Portrait Gallery, London: Queen Victoria, reduced copy by W. Warman; after Thomas Sully, watercolour, (1838). © National Portrait Gallery, London.

This community artwork was commissioned to commemorate the 21st Birthday of Royal Victoria Place and its links with the town’s unique royal heritage. The artwork is composed of over 3,000 photographs taken in and around Tunbridge Wells and submitted online by the public, from the Royal Victoria Place archives and a whistle-stop tour of the town itself by Helen Marshall visiting well-known local businesses, organisations and schools.

‘Victoria at 21’ is now on permanent public display at Royal Victoria Place and is located between Ernest Jones and BHS on level 2.

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