Victoria Gardens, Portland
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Victoria Gardens is a public garden, located on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, England. It is found within Fortuneswell village area, and close to the villages of Castletown and Chiswell. The gardens have remained a focal point since its establishment.
The idea for a public garden to be created for both Underhill and Tophill on Portland stems back to 1896, when the Councillor B. Comben proposed the idea to the Local Government Board. Portland's Urban District Council selected Little Common as the site for Victoria Gardens, which was already common land. During 1897, the surveyor Mr E. J. Elford was tasked with developing a plan of Victoria Gardens, and this was approved in October of that year.〔http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pbtyc/Portland/PYB/Gardens.html〕
After a few years of non-activity, the project began moving again in 1899, and the plans were drawn up by April 1901. The Board of Agriculture approved the scheme on 21 December 1901. At the same time the scheme for Easton Gardens had been developing, with Easton Square being selected as the site.〔http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pbtyc/Portland/PYB/Gardens.html〕 Once funding had been secured, during November 1902, work started on laying out the gardens.〔http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pbtyc/Portland/PYB/Gardens.html〕
The official opening of the gardens was on 25 May 1904, when Mr Henry Sansom, Chairman of the Urban Council, opened the gardens, marking the 1897 Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The event was attended by thousands of local residents and visitors, and they were entertained by performances from the Portland Town Band.〔http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pbtyc/Portland/PYB/Gardens.html〕
The original 1905 lower gate entrance to the gardens from Victoria Square was later replaced by a new set in 1953. The gates were made by the inmates of HM Prison The Verne. These were later removed after significant rusting, but were not replaced. The garden's bandstand survived until 1966 before it was removed. A new lower gateway was completed in 2015.〔http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/11606030.Public_garden_set_to_bloom_thanks_to_improvements/〕
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