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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Mary MacArthur

Photo: Gordon Griffiths

Sculptor: Luke Perry (b.1983)

Materials: Steel

Unveiled: 8 June 2012

Mary MacArthur

Mary MacArthur (1880-1921), Scottish suffragist. She was General Secretary of the Women’s Trade Union League and helped form the National Federation of Women Workers and the Anti-Sweating League. She led the women chainworkers of Cradley Heath in a ten week strike in 1910, which resulted in a minmum wage and transformed their lives. The artist, Luke Perry, comes from a family of chainworkers. The memorial statue in steel stands three metres high.

Location: Cradley Heath, West Midlands.