SJ8397 : Rise up, women

taken 2 years ago, near to Manchester, Great Britain

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Rise up, women
Rise up, women
This statue of Emmeline Pankhurst was unveiled in her home city of Manchester on Friday, 14th December 2018, a date chosen because it marked exactly 100 years since British women were first allowed to vote and stand as candidates at a General Election.

Designed by sculptor Hazel Reeves, and entitled "Rise up, women", it depicts Mrs Pankhurst as she could often be seen at the height of her campaigning, stood aloft a chair to address those gathered to hear her words. It has been placed in St Peter's Square, symbolically orientated towards the former Free Trade Hall, where the first disruptive meetings of the suffragettes took place.

The statue is the first of a woman to be unveiled in the city since that of Queen Victoria was revealed in Piccadilly in 1901. Emmeline Pankhurst was selected from a list of 20 inspiring Mancunian women as the public's chosen female icon to be immortalised as a statue. As well as voting for Emmeline, the public also voted for Hazel Reeves' "Rise up, women" as the winning design from a short list of six maquettes.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 2 January, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 4 January, 2019
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
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Emmeline Pankhurst  Hazel Reeves 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8397 9792 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.6655N 2:14.5798W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8397 9792
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