The Mary Seacole Statue

The Mary Seacole Statue

The statue to legendary pioneering nurse Mary Seacole.

Location: Gardens of St Thomass Hospital

Description: This was the UK's first statue to honour a named black woman - it was unveiled on the 30th June 2016. The striking memorial statue of Mary Seacole was unveiled by Baroness Floella Benjamin OBE here - in the gardens of St Thomas's Hospital.

The statue is by sculptor Martin Jennings FRBS, who wrote The sculpture represents her marching defiantly forward into an oncoming wind, as if confronting head-on some of the personal resistance she had constantly to battle

Behind the bronze statue is a near vertical bronze disc, cast from an image of the earth on or near the site where she founded the British Hotel hospital in the Crimean War.

The Mary Seacole Trust maintains this beautiful memorial in a beautiful spot across the River Thames from Big Ben.

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The Mary Seacole Statue

The statue to legendary pioneering nurse Mary Seacole.

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