2018 has been interesting. 100 years to the day since the first women voted (and stood as candidates) in a British general election a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst was unveiled in her home city Manchester. Only the second statue of a woman there and the first for 117 years and; as the other one is Queen Victoria and it took all 66years of her reign to get round to putting hers up it is quite an achievement for Emmeline to join her.
There were 20 possible women on the list - one of whom is novelist Elizabeth Gaskell, whose house has a The Speed Of Sound connection as we have played a gig there. It would be nice to get the other 19 statues up as well.
Sculptor - Hazel Reeves and Helen Pankhurst holding hands with her great-grandmother at the Emmeline Pankhurst statue unveiling ceremony 14 December 2018.
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