We want a statue of an iconic Bedford woman in Bedford to mark 100 years of female suffrage
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Despite a history of strong, high-achieving women, Bedford lacks adequate visibility of this.
There are several statues in the town depicting the great men and none dedicated to a woman. Given that next year marks one hundred years since women got the vote, we believe it is an opportune time to use the momentum that is building around women’s equality and recognise women’s achievement.
Women of Bedford 2018 marks the celebration of 100 years since women won the right to vote. As part of the national ‘Vote 100’ campaign, Bedford will celebrate some of our town’s great women, across generations, and from all parts of our community.
A sculpture will provide a focal point, referencing stories of local significance within the wider national celebrations. However, the sculpture will be more than a celebration of the past; it should inspire the women of the future to aspire to greatness.
Please help us to achieve recognition for the role women play in our town, to celebrate women, diversity and inspire future generations.
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