Bust: Morley mosaics - KEW - Mary Seacole
Erection date: /7/2012
Mary Seacole, born 1805.
Mary learned natural medicine in Jamaica and volunteered as a nurse in a cholera outbreak in Jamaica, taking her skills to Central American and then the Crimea War where she treated wounded soldiers form both sides. She wrote her autobiography Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands 1857.
Artist: Alejandra Casimiro Herrera
By: Southbank Mosaics
Arts Council of England
Site: Morley mosaics - King Edward Walk (10 memorials)
SE1, King Edward Walk, Morley College
These 10 portrait mosaics are the result of a project by Morley College to celebrate the achievements of significant women who have lived or worked in the Waterloo area. Left to right: Thrale, Seacole, Mallett, Hill, McCall, Szabo, Mellor, Kelly, Rabatts, Bell. There is a small label under each mosaic which we have transcribed. Many of these portraits seem to have been installed at a slight tilt; for our photos we have set the worst offenders upright.
See also another 4 portrait mosaics on the Westminster Bridge Road side of the college.