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Dottie May

Statues of Women

Janet Street-Porter was being interviewed on Radio Wales yesterday regarding the lack of statues of women in the UK (there were very few)compared to those of men. Suggestions were requested - any number - so I suggested the following, in no particular order:
Mary Quant
Laura Ashley
Delia Smith
The comment was made that these were very worthy suggestions. Who would be your suggestions?

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Darkginger

Statues of Women

OK, here's my (not terribly serious) list:

The Queen
The Queen Mother
Dawn French
Joanna Lumley
Jennifer Saunders
Margaret Thatcher
Helen Mirren
Judy Dench
Shirley Bassey
Jo Brand
Shirley Williams
Claire Rayner
Fatima Whitbread
Janet Street-Porter
Margot Fonteyn
Kate Adie
Millicent Fawcett
The Pankhursts
JK Rowling
Anne Robinson
Vera Lynn
Helena Bonham-Carter

I could go on, but that should fill up a few plinths around the place :)

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Chazza

Statues of Women

Can't deny that there are next to none, but there is a good statue of Boudica next to the Houses of Parliament, and of Queen Victoria outside Buckingham Palace.

How about Elizabeth I, Jane Austin and Darcey Bussell?

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sam from worthing

statues of women

christabel pankhurst has a bust statue near the houses of parliament too.

part of my history o level was a study on her - that i
choose to do.

there is also a statue of florence nightingale in london, westminster and also derby where she was from, another history project i did.

and there is/was a statue of maggie T but in the houses of parliament, but that got beheaded.

plenty of statues of queen vic.

but yes there are only really a handful that i can think of, am sure the UK has more notable and worthy women pioneers and than is propotionately (sp) represented.

 
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