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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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:
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:
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!
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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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.
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:
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:
15 September 2020 Our very own Elizabeth Elmy featured at the Congleton Heritage and Antiques Festival today. Due to COVID-19, the Festival has taken place online this year. Follow this link to find out more about Elizabeth’s starring role:
23 August 2020 Elizabeth’s Group has launched a YouTube channel. All of the Group’s video content will be uploaded to the channel, including updates, interviews and our upcoming “Talking Elizabeth” films. Subscribe now to be kept up to date with our new content! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk_y09GCWgqJsdp7IPBk1jw/