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Emily in the Park

This steel sculpture of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison in our park is by Ray Lonsdale who featured in my ‘Inspired by Tommy’ story . She is seen spilling her dish of food as if on hunger strike in prison. She was buried here in Morpeth after falling under the King’s horse.

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Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
2 years ago

What a fantastic artist, his statues are stunning. I wonder what Emily Wilding Davison would think if she saw herself immortalised in this world. What a difference the suffragette movement made!

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
Reply to  Susan Dawson
2 years ago

That’s so funny; or is it true? ??

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
2 years ago

She is very stunning. And her statue tells enough about the power of women in every corner of the world. Women are brave and strong in their way.

Linda Rock
Linda Rock(@linda-rock)
2 years ago

So very sad this lady lost her life for her beliefs and the reason I never fail to vote. A beautiful statue that tells her story and commemorates her bravery now captured in your photo.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
2 years ago

Interesting, Susan. If there will ever be a theme that allows for you to write about it, I would like to read more about Emily’s death.

Christer Norrlof
Christer Norrlof(@christer-norrlof)
Reply to  Susan Dawson
2 years ago

Thanks for sharing the very well written article about Emily Wilding Davison, Susan. I had never heard about this important woman before, but now, thanks to you, I have. What a courageous and dedicated woman she was! I am proud to see that she and I share the same birthday.

Susan Giles
Susan Giles(@susan-giles)
2 years ago

A bit of history of which I was not aware. Thank you for educating us!

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
2 years ago

Susan how much do we all owe those Heroic Women, who stood up to bring about change, in a time when women were not recognized as having a voice.

Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
2 years ago

Emily Wilding Davison was such a wonderful, inspirational woman in history, I’m glad that her memory still lives on. The steel structure is magnificent. The park looks like a wonderful place.

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