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 and the beautiful statue of Elaine Morgan in Mountain Ash - but we have 3 more statues to deliver to complete our mission.
The maquette of the Lady Rhondda statue, created by Jane Robbins, was unveiled at St Weolos Cathedral, Newport on 6th March 2023. Over £2000 was raised on the night and some members of the audience had their hands cast to be part of the ring of hands in the statue.
The full size model of Cranogwen has now been sent to the foundry for casting. The unveiling is scheduled for 10th June 2023 in Llangranog - keep checking for more information over the coming months.
Work on the garden that will surround the statue of Cranogwen is now well underway ready for the unveiling in June . The Llangrannog group are still raising money to fund the redesign of the garden. Their crowdfunding page is: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/llangrannoggarden
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.