The Emmeline Statue Project - unveiling of the Meeting Circle

Rosie Garland - Manchester Rosie Garland - Manchester

Sunday 15th July 2018 was a day to remember!

What an honour - I was invited to sing 'March of the Women' in St Peter's Square, Manchester, to celebrate the unveiling of the meeting circle for Hazel Reeve’s wonderful statue of Emmeline Pankhurst. Helen Pankhurst (Emmeline great-granddaughter) made a moving speech.

Manchester is proud to be home to a statue of Emmeline Pankhurst – founder of the suffrage movement, WSPU, and born in Moss Side, Manchester. The statue itself will be unveiled on December 14th 2018 – the centenary of the date that women were first able to vote in a UK General Election.