27 February 2021 Elizabeth’s Group has released a new video for International Women’s Day 2021! Chair Susan Munro talks about her hero Elizabeth and explains her importance in the development of women’s rights. Without Elizabeth, women would not be able to own property in their own name, vote, hold office or keep the money we …
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Author Kate Mosse describes Elizabeth as “a great woman”
28 January 2021 Author Kate Mosse has launched a #WomanInHistory campaign on Twitter asking for nominations for the woman in history who inspires you. Of course, we had to nominate Elizabeth Elmy for her outstanding work and Kate replied with “A great woman, really great to have her nominated.” Thanks Kate, we agree!
Graham Group builders donate towards our Elizabeth statue
27 January 2021 A big thank you to the builders of the link road in Congleton – Graham Group – for their generous donation of £2,000 towards our Elizabeth Elmy statue. Now we have our sculptor Hazel Reeves on board, it’s full steam ahead to reach our fundraising total and this will certainly help! If …
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Sculptor announced – Hazel Reeves to sculpt our Elizabeth statue!
21 January 2021 We are so excited to announce that we have our sculptor! The fantastic Hazel Reeves – who sculpted the bronze Emmeline Pankhurst statue sited in Manchester – has agreed to sculpt our Elizabeth statue. Here is a video of Hazel talking about the process involved in creating the Emmeline Pankhurst statue:
Thank you Heritage Lottery Fund
9 January 2021 We are so grateful for the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund. In our latest video, Susan Munro talks about the impact the Fund’s support has had upon our activities to raise awareness of Elizabeth Elmy:
A Christmas message from Elizabeth’s Group
15 December 2020 Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a hopeful New Year that we will be able to get back to our many planned activities in 2021!
Talking Elizabeth: “Jane Percy” (based on a true story)
11 November 2020 Our second “Talking Elizabeth” video has been uploaded to our YouTube channel. Group trustee Heather Watson brings to life the story of Jane Percy, a performer in Aldershot who is tragically affected by the Contagious Diseases Act of 1864. Elizabeth campaigned – along with Josephine Butler – to repeal this Act. Find …
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Thank you Co-Op local community fund
7 November 2020 Thank you Co-Op and those who voted for us in the Local Community Fund. We have been awarded £775 towards our statue campaign. Every pound counts and will be used to commemorate Elizabeth.
Talking Elizabeth: “The Lizzy Look”
16 October 2020 Our first “Talking Elizabeth” video is now live on our YouTube channel. We have planned a series of fictional videos detailing what it might have been like to know Elizabeth Elmy. In this first video, our Chair Susan Munro takes on the role of Suzanna Worrall-Marsh:
Elizabeth’s Group: the second year
28 September 2020 Our latest video has been uploaded to our YouTube channel. Chair Susan Munro talks about our second year and how far we’ve come in our campaign to commemorate Elizabeth and raise awareness of her work: