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Wonderful Welsh Woman!

Sept. 29, 2021

The monument to pioneering educationallist, Betty Campbell, has been unveiled in Wales. Helen Molyneux, the founder of Monumental Welsh Women who helped start the campaign for the statue has said, "Our Mission is to celebrate female ambition and success by commemorating the achievements of great Welsh Women - and to inspire the next generation of great Welsh women. 

Elaine Clarke, Betty Campbell's daughter, has said she is very proud that her mother will be remembered in such an iconic way. "The monument is a powerful piece that maps out in sculpture not just a likeness of Betty Campbell, but also the community she lived in and championed as well as the people and things that she drew inspiration from throughout her extraordinary life'.

The monument, by sculptor Eve Shepherd shows a bust of Betty resting on the trunk of a great tree, under which are sheltered children of all ethnicities, with space for other, real live children, to join them. From the outset this new commemoration has been a striking success, already loved by those who see it. It is the first of five  "Hidden Heroines" of Wales to be commemorated by a public monument. "We were thrilled when Betty Campbell was chosen by the Welsh public to be the first Welsh woman to be commemorated with a statue in Wales. ( https://invisiblewomen.org.uk/gettingattention/post/144 ). Betty's impact during her life was incredible, but, as with so many women throughout history, likely to be forgotten or overlooked by future generations unless something was done to bring her to people's attention.  


As Helen Molyneux, the founder of Monumental Welsh Women said "We were thrilled when Betty Campbell was chosen by the Welsh public to be the first Welsh woman to be commemorated with a statue in Wales. Betty's impact during her life was incredible, but, as with so many women throughout history, likely to be forgotten or overlooked by future generations unless something was done to bring her to people's attention.  

"It is a truly iconic, beautiful piece that will attract the world's attention to Cardiff."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58721710https://www.itv.com/news/wales/2021-09-29/who-was-betty-campbell-and-why-is-a-statue-of-her-being-unveiled-in-cardiff

https://news.sky.com/story/betty-campbell-statue-unveiled-for-wales-first-black-headteacher-who-introduced-black-history-month-into-school-curriculums-12421420