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Public Statues and Sculpture Association

Mary Seacole

Photo: Creative Commons CC.0

Sculptor: Martin Jennings (b.1957)

Founder: Pangolin Editions

Unveiled: 30 June 2016 by Baroness Floella Benjamin

Mary Seacole

Mary Seacole (1805-1881), nurse and businesswoman.  Her bronze statue was unveiled  in 2016, the result of a 12 year campaign by the Mary Seacole Statue Appeal. It was the first in the UK to honour a named black woman.

Location: outside St Thomas’ Hospital, SE1