Archive for January 27, 2015

Close by to the memorial to Purcell are two other memorials.

The first is to the women who campaigned for equality in voting rights – ‘the suffrage movement’.

The memorial to the Sufferage movement

The memorial to the Sufferage movement

The reference to Caxton Hall refers to the place where the movement met for the first time in London and where the ‘Women’s Parliment’ of 1907 was held. The memorial was unveiled in 1970 and is by Edwin Russell.

The other memorial in the Garden was only unveiled in 2013. It is dedicated to those who have died by violence and was commisioned by Victims voice, an organisation which campaigns for the rights of relatives of people who have been murdered.