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Blossoming Wed 11-Nov-20 11:10:20

Following on from the controversy over the Mary Wollstonecraft can you think of any statues of famous women that you like or approve of?

There are a few of Mrs. Pankhurst but my favourite is this one of Lucy Maud Montgomery with her Cavendish cats. It’s in Montgomery Park in Canada.

Alegrias2 Wed 11-Nov-20 11:12:53

Great idea for a thread Blossoming. I have many I approve of! Here's one to start with. Mary Queen of Scots in Linlithgow.

Galaxy Wed 11-Nov-20 11:15:07

Brilliant idea blossoming

silverlining48 Wed 11-Nov-20 11:21:04

There i s a statue of Mary Seacole by the Porträt Gallery near Trafalgar Square.

Nortsat Wed 11-Nov-20 11:23:24

Millicent Garret Fawcett by Gillian Wearing.

A joyful tribute to the woman and her achievements.

silverlining48 Wed 11-Nov-20 11:24:54

Just checked and it is in St Thomas Hospital Westminster. Can’t include a photo, but it’s rather nice.

silverlining48 Wed 11-Nov-20 11:26:15

Florence Nightingale is close by too. Wish I Knew how to include photos.....

trisher Wed 11-Nov-20 11:30:48

Emily Wilding Davison in Carlisle Park, Morpeth. Her family came from Morpeth and her widowed mother owned a confectioners in nearby LongHorsley. She is buried in the family grave.

Alegrias2 Wed 11-Nov-20 11:35:15

silverlining48

Florence Nightingale is close by too. Wish I Knew how to include photos.....

The Mary Seacole one is wonderful silverlining

Alegrias2 Wed 11-Nov-20 11:38:36

Mary Barbour statue in Govan. She led a rent strike there in 1915 after landlords raised the rents for workers. The protests forced a change in the law with the introduction of the Rent Restrictions Act.

Nortsat Wed 11-Nov-20 11:45:13

I love that Mary Barbour statue Alegrias - thank you. 😎

Blossoming Wed 11-Nov-20 12:09:54

Some wonderful statues here, thank you all!

I don’t know who the model was for this statue in Blackburn, but I love it. I believe it’s called “Grandmother and Child”.

quizqueen Wed 11-Nov-20 12:18:23

I thought everyone on here was in favour of equality so why a thread about statues celebrating just women, rather than anyone who has done something to be admired!!!

trisher Wed 11-Nov-20 12:20:35

From 2001 and outside Morrisons Supermarket in Jarrow Ellen Wilkinson MP- known as Red Ellen- leads the Jarrow Marchers - The Spirit of Jarrow

Luckygirl Wed 11-Nov-20 12:21:33

Because a controversial statue of Mary Wollstenecraft is under discussion on another thread. I think people here are demonstrating good statues celebrating women,

trisher Wed 11-Nov-20 12:21:43

quizqueenbecause there are so few and they should be more widely known. Start one about men if you are so concerned with equality.

Riverwalk Wed 11-Nov-20 12:22:07

quizqueen

I thought everyone on here was in favour of equality so why a thread about statues celebrating just women, rather than anyone who has done something to be admired!!!

Because there are so few.

Galaxy Wed 11-Nov-20 12:23:02

What about the men grin

Blossoming Wed 11-Nov-20 12:24:51

quizqueen have you seen/read the thread about the Mary Wollstonecraft statue? That is the context of this thread.

Please feel free to start another thread about all statues, regardless of sex, gender or species, if that’s something you want to discuss.

J52 Wed 11-Nov-20 12:32:17

Alice Hawkins, a suffragette who’s statue is in the centre of Leicester.
Alice was a shoe and boot factory worker . She joined the suffragettes in London and imprisoned for her beliefs.

J52 Wed 11-Nov-20 12:33:20

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Cs783 Wed 11-Nov-20 12:35:28

Looking forward to anyone sharing their ‘favourite statue of a man’ interest on another thread but meanwhile enthused by this thread; thank you!

I searched for more statues and discovered new favourites Louisa Blake (surgeon) and Margaret MacDonald (educator) at this page on London lookup.london/international-womens-day-london-statues/

TerriBull Wed 11-Nov-20 12:40:04

Really loved the statue of Boudicca Queen of the Iceni, complete with chariot and horse, which I often passed when I was working in London. An original trail blazer for "The Only Way is Essex" as many Romans residing in Colchester found out!

Sorry no link but easy to Google

TerriBull Wed 11-Nov-20 12:40:23

horses not horse

Blossoming Wed 11-Nov-20 12:42:23

Great link Cs783 thanks!