Progress towards a statue of Sylvia, by Dr Kate Cook

The Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Committee is very happy to report that considerable progress is being made in the campaign to erect the statue designed by prominent labour movement sculptor Ian Walter.  They are working closely with Islington Council to place Sylvia on Clerkenwell Green as part of their refurbishment of the area and are optimistic that they will succeed before the centenary of the first (but limited) voting rights for women in 1918.

They have:

You may be interested to know that a maquette of the statue (about 2 foot high) can now be seen in the Marx Memorial Library on Clerkenwell Green.

We are asked to let Megan Dobney know if we can supply any additional materials or information (megan@gn.apc.org).  Kate has written to her about this blog.

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