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 you know of any commercial organisations who would be willing to donate, we’d love to hear from them.

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:

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 out more in the video:

Elizabeth features in the second biennial Congleton Heritage and Antiques Festival

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: