Sunday, 21 June 2009

Mary Seacole Memorial Statue

The design for the memorial statue of the Crimean war heroine, Mary Seacole has been chosen...

The sculpture will be placed in the grounds of St Thomas' Hospital in Central London, near Big Ben, towards the end of 2010 or early 2011. The statue will be a reminder of the 19th Century nurse.

Seacole, born in Jamaica, was voted the greatest Black Briton of all time in 2004. In 1894 she asked the War Office if she could be sent to Crimea to help the wounded soldiers. Her request was denied so she funded her own trip to Crimea where she cared for the injured and sick.

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