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The original Diamond Queen
Grand Avenue, one of the finest streets in Hove, is pictured here soon after a statue of Queen Victoria was erected.
Designed by Thomas Brock, it was unveiled when the Queen died in 1901. It was actually commissioned for her diamond jubilee four years earlier.
It was a sombre unveiling ceremony, with no speeches and a programme edged in black because the nation was in mourning.
The statue is still there today but the amount of traffic has increased in the last century and tower blocks have replaced villas on the west side of the road. In the background, All Saints Church in The Drive can just be seen.
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