Voting for #Womanchester statue

Which woman of achievement  should be immortalised in statue form in Manchester? 

The Womanchester Statue is the brainchild of Councillor Andrew Simcock, who in turn was part inspired by our Stature town hall crochet yarnbombing 🙂

It’s ace that his project has got Manchester talking about the achievements of some amazing local women – earlier this month BBC North West tonight featured profiles of the final six women on the shortlist.

BBC NW final 6 pic

The poll closes tonight, so get your skates on if you want to cast your vote:

Ride 11 June in Mcr 2


In June this year, to kick start the fundraising for the statue, Andrew Simcock did an epic Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride.

Each day was dedicated to one of the 20 women on the original statue long list, and we tweeted a mini biog of the woman of the day:



1 Sunny Lowry

Sunny Lowry


2 Shena Simon

Shena Simon

3 Margaret Downes

Margaret Downes

4 Lydia becker

Lydia Becker

5 Marie stopes

Marie Stopes

6 Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst


7 kathleen ollerenshaw

Kathleen Ollerenshaw


8 Esther Roper

Esther Roper


9 Emily williamson rspb

Emily Williamson


10 Annie horniman

Annie Horniman


11 ellen wilkinson

Ellen Wilkinson


12 Christabel Pankhurst

Christabel Pankhurst

13 Olive Shapley

Olive Shapley

14 Mary Quaile

Mary Quaile


15 Sylvia Pankhurst

Sylvia Pankhurst


16 Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell


17 Enriqueta rylands

Enriqueta Rylands


18 Louise DaCocodia

Louise DaCocodia


19 Elizabeth Raffald

Elizabeth Raffald


20 Margaret Ashton

Margaret Ashton

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