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Mary Anning Rocks!

Aug. 24, 2018

Girl Power Kick Starts Campaign

The campaign fo a permanent statue in Lyme Regis in honour of the famous fossil hunter Mary Anning has passed another milestone and gained unanimous council approval. Set in motion when fossil mad Evie Swire asked her mum, Anya, why there wasn't already a statue of Anning in the town 'as she is amazing'. So Anya then met with town and district councillor Cheryl Reynolds who said "A statue for Mary has always been something we wanted to do for the town, we just needed the energy and the girl power of the young to kick start it," 

''We are very good at immortalising men in this country," said Anya. "But when it comes to remembering and celebrating.. remarkable .. women .. we are, sadly, really bad at it." So who are our boys and girls looking up to? Mary Anning is a perfect example and a statue to her is long overdue."

The #MaryAnningRocks campaign is looking for local people, schools and businesses to help with the project.

For more information and to contribute, tweet @MaryAnningRocks

or contact Cllr Reynolds directly on c.reynolds@lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk

http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/16439322.mary-anning-statue-plan-in-lyme-regis-thanks-to-schoolgirl-evie/