Freedom of the City for Mary

Mary Clarke was posthumously awarded the freedom of the city of Brighton and Hove at a special council meeting at Hove Town on  Thursday 14 December 2023. This followed a wonderful Reception for trustees of the Mary Clarke Statue Appeal and supporters, hosted by the Mayor Jackie O’Quinn. Briony Goulden, Mary’s great-great-niece, and a trustee of the Appeal, accepted the honour, assisted by her daughters…

Invitation to Award of Freedom of the City on 14 December

  Mary Clarke is to be honoured by the posthumous award of the Freedom of the City, a wonderful tribute. The award is to be made at a special  meeting of Brighton & Hove City Council at 3.30pm on Thursday 14 December at Hove Town Hall. Mary Clarke Statue Appeal Trustee Briony Goulden, and her two daughters Sophie and Lena, will receive the award on…

Special BBC Report on the “Forgotten Suffragette”

BBC South East Today broadcast a special report today (10th February 2021) about Mary, the “forgotten suffragette”. BBC’s Chrissie Ready interviewed Jean Calder and  Briony Goulden from the Appeal and and Terri Bell-Halliwell from inVISIBLEwomen. Terri’s organisation campaigns for more statues and memorials for women. She has been a huge support to the Appeal. Watch from 15 minutes

Mary Clarke Statue Appeal