Scarborough Civic Society
Looking out for Scarborough

Queen Victoria Statue Restoration Appeal

The Grade II listed structure is one of only seven original bronze statues of Queen Victoria by English sculptor, Charles Bell Birch. All seven were based on an original Carrara marble statue of Queen Victoria, which Birch was commissioned to make for the Maharana of Oodeypore (Udaipur) in India in 1887 to commemorate the monarch’s Golden Jubilee.
As well as Scarborough, bronze versions are located at Blackfriars Bridge in London, Derby Royal Infirmary, Newcastle Under Lyme, Aberdeen, Guernsey and Adelaide in Australia.
Unfortunately, as you can see (picture left), after decades of being subject to an unforgiving coastal climate, the Scarborough statue is in poor condition. We understand that the cost to restore it would be at least £15,000 and could be considerably more depending on the technique used. If you  wish to support this project please send your donation to the following:

Or Cheques payable to ‘Scarborough Civic Society’ can be sent to PO Box 151, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 4YJ

or pay online to:      Scarborough Civic Society, HSBC Bank

Sort Code 40-40-22

A/C No 61630776

Please send an email to confirm online payment and details to

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