Photograph

Fawcett frieze - 32, Rathbone

Erection date: 24/4/12018

Inscription

Eleanor Rathbone, 1872 - 1946

Site: Millicent Fawcett plinth (52 memorials)

SW1, Parliament Square

Most statues have plinths, which often carry the identity of the statue but little more. The plinth for this Millicent Fawcett statue is a multi-memorial in its own right.

Around the top of the statue's plinth, on all four sides, is a continuous frieze consisting of 52 images of people who actively supported women’s suffrage. The people are drawn from both suffragist and suffragette groups. They come from the upper, middle and working classes, from all four nations, many from the north of England. A few are non-white, four are male and one is in a wheelchair. Truly diverse.

The frieze presents these people in birth year sequence so that is how we have numbered our photos, reading each side left to right: front (1-13), right side (14 -26), back (27-39), left side (40-52). We apologise for the poor quality of our photos - being low down and reflective these images are not easy to photograph, and some of them (especially those on the back) are already showing signs of weather-related distress.

Four of the photos show 2 people, and one of them shows 4 people (the Pankhursts). The total number of people represented is 59. Fawcett herself is not shown in the frieze but add her in and this statue with its frieze commemorates 60 people.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Fawcett frieze - 32, Rathbone

Subjects commemorated i

Eleanor Rathbone

Politician and social reformer. Born Eleanor Florence Rathbone at 14 Prince's...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Fawcett frieze - 32, Rathbone

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Fawcett frieze - 01, McLaren x 2

Fawcett frieze - 01, McLaren x 2

Priscilla Bright McLaren, 1815 – 1906, Eva McLaren 1852/3 – 1921 (inset)

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Fawcett frieze - 02, Cobbe

Fawcett frieze - 02, Cobbe

Frances Power Cobbe, 1822 - 1904

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Fawcett frieze - 03, Pochin

Fawcett frieze - 03, Pochin

Agnes Pochin, 1825 - 1908

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Fawcett frieze - 04, Becker

Fawcett frieze - 04, Becker

Lydia Becker, 1827 - 1890

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Fawcett frieze - 05, Haslam

Fawcett frieze - 05, Haslam

Anna Haslam, 1829 - 1922

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Nearby Memorials

Fawcett frieze - 19, Lansbury x 2

Fawcett frieze - 19, Lansbury x 2

SW1, Parliament Square

George was Minnie's father-in-law. Minnie's date of death is here given as 1992, while the ODNB, for example, gives it as 1922.

2 subjects commemorated
Fawcett frieze - 04, Becker

Fawcett frieze - 04, Becker

SW1, Parliament Square

Most statues have plinths, which often carry the identity of the statue but little more. The plinth for this Millicent Fawcett statue is ...

1 subject commemorated
Fawcett frieze - 51, Strachey

Fawcett frieze - 51, Strachey

SW1, Parliament Square

Most statues have plinths, which often carry the identity of the statue but little more. The plinth for this Millicent Fawcett statue is ...

1 subject commemorated
Fawcett frieze - 30, Chew

Fawcett frieze - 30, Chew

SW1, Parliament Square

Most statues have plinths, which often carry the identity of the statue but little more. The plinth for this Millicent Fawcett statue is ...

1 subject commemorated
Fawcett frieze - 18, Selborne

Fawcett frieze - 18, Selborne

SW1, Parliament Square

Most statues have plinths, which often carry the identity of the statue but little more. The plinth for this Millicent Fawcett statue is ...

1 subject commemorated