Park spot for Emily

A willow sculpture of Emily Davison is installed at Morpeth's Carlisle Park with (left to right) Alison Jones-Green Spaces Officer-Northumberland County Council, Penni Blythe-Jones, Anna Turnbull-Sculptor and Gillian Turner from Morpeth Town Council.'REF 2207133001
A willow sculpture of Emily Davison is installed at Morpeth's Carlisle Park with (left to right) Alison Jones-Green Spaces Officer-Northumberland County Council, Penni Blythe-Jones, Anna Turnbull-Sculptor and Gillian Turner from Morpeth Town Council.'REF 2207133001

THERE’S a new addition to the gardeners at Morpeth’s Carlisle Park.

A willow sculpture of Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison has been installed in a flower bed.

It commemorates the 100th anniversary of the death of the campaigner, who is buried in St Mary’s Churchyard in Morpeth.

The life-sized sculpture was commissioned by Morpeth Town Council and created by artist and former King Edward VI School student Anna Turnbull.

‘Emily’ holds ten calla lilies to represent victory, purity, love, death and resurrection.