Child Ambassadors Question the Council on 25th November

This Appeal is pledged to remember 18th November, the anniversary of ‘Black Friday’, the notorious day in 1910 when three hundred suffragettes were attacked outside Parliament as they tried to petition Prime Minister Asquith. Three women died as a result of the violence that day, the first of whom was Mary Clarke. Another key commemorative date for us is the 25th November. This is the…

Sussex Police Commissioner Honours Mary Clarke, her “Message and Memory”. 

We are delighted to have received a statement of support for our campaign for a statue for Mary Clarke from Katy Bourne OBE, the Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner.   On 19th February she wrote: “Despite being the first suffragette to die for her cause, Mary Clarke has been largely forgotten by history. She was a determined woman who was not afraid to fight for…

Denise Dutton Completes Plaster Line Maquette

Following months of discussion, research and painstaking work in miniature, our wonderful sculptor Denise Dutton has completed the rough plaster line maquette of Mary. She is now in the process of preparing a resin copy and a mould for the final bronze.  Denise has faced many challenges. She has had to work from only 5 photographs, some of which are of poor quality and none…

Mary Clarke Statue Appeal