Victoria Cross, Lastingham

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Victoria Cross overlooks the village of Lastingham
Victoria Cross, Lastingham

The base carries an inscription “Victoria R.I 1897” which relates to the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria for which it was erected.

R.I. stands for Regina et Imperatrix (Queen and Empress) Victoria Cross, Lastingham
The other side carries the inscription “V.R. 1837” marking the start of her reign.
Victoria Cross, Lastingham