‘Our Elizabeth’ comes home at last!

‘Our Elizabeth’, the life-size sculpture of Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy, was officially unveiled by The Baroness Lady Hale of Richmond on International Women’s Day (Tuesday 8th March 2022). Watch the BBC coverage here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av-embeds/60666742 The parade led by Beartown Stompers Jazz Band marched from Lawton Street through town to the Bridge Street statue. Children dressed up from …

Our Elizabeth to be unveiled

Elizabeth’s statue will be unveiled on 8th March 2022 in Bridge Street, Congleton, in an exciting event that Elizabeth’s Group is organising with the support of Congleton Town Council. The statue will be unveiled by The Baroness Lady Hale of Richmond and Sculptor Hazel Reeves, Elizabeth’s Group and Congleton Town Mayor Denis Murphy will be in attendance. …

Elizabeth’s Statue has been poured!

In a momentous week in January, Elizabeth’s Group’s Planning Permission was GRANTED for her statue to stand in the middle of Bridge Street, Congleton, AND her bronze statue was poured at the Bronze Age Foundry at Limehouse, London. Elizabeth’s Group and Sculptor Hazel Reeves attended the pour, which was very exciting. Here you can see …

Wolstenholme Elmy Way

Elizabeth is now on the map, officially! The new Congleton link road was named Wolstenholme Elmy Way on 19th April 2021. Elizabeth’s Group and some friends walked the road on the 18th, the pre-opening day, in suffragist costume, to celebrate the road name. We met lots of members of the public on bikes or walking, …

Sculptor Hazel Reeves to deliver Penny Lecture

Hazel Reeves is not only a great sculptor, she is also committed to redressing the lack of women represented in public art, one statue at a time. Before becoming a sculptor Hazel spent many years promoting women’s rights internationally. Now her passion is for telling stories in bronze of struggles for social justice, as she …