FIVE WELSH WOMEN • FIVE STATUES • FIVE YEARS
We're Monumental Welsh Women, the team behind the first ever statues of real welsh women in Wales. Our mission is inspired by the fact that before we started our campaign, there was not one single public statue commemorating the achievements of real Welsh Women. Welsh girls couldn’t see what they could be. We aim to change this by commissioning 5 statues of 5 real Welsh women. We have so far successfully delivered the iconic Betty Campbell Monument in Cardiff, the beautiful statue of Elaine Morgan in Mountain Ash and the uplifting statue of Cranogwen in Llangrannog - but we have 2 more statues to deliver to complete our mission. Watch the video below for more information.
Thank you to The Celtic Collection for their generous support for our Statue of Lady Rhondda. To assist fundraising for the statue, Monumental Welsh Women has given local businesses the chance to donate and nominate a woman to have their hand cast in bronze.
Rather than select someone from their own organisation, The Celtic Collection has teamed up with the South Wales Argus to give everyone in Newport the chance to nominate a woman who deserves to be recognised. If you would like to know more about sponsoring a hand in the statue, please contact us.
On 27th January 2024, St Woolos Cathedral, Newport is kindly hosting an evening of music and words in support of the Lady Rhondda statue project. Tickets are available from TicketSource. Join us for a magical evening and help us get closer to unveiling our 4th statue in July 2024!
The beautiful garden created by the Cerflun Cranogwen Monument team in Llangrannog.
Our fifth and final statue - of Elizabeth Andrews - is now under way. We have been offered a site outside the Penderyn Whisky Distillery and a very generous contribution from the team at Penderyn Whisky and are due to start commissioning soon. If you are interested in helping us with this project please get in touch.