Visit Heritage Blog (January 2023) - Visit Heritage

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    In News

    More women to be remembered with blue plaques

    The woman described as the founding spirit of London’s famous Notting Hill Carnival, Claudia Jones, is among five women who will be remembered with a Blue Plaque as part of English Heritage’s project to include more women in their list of blue plaques. Plaques are also being unveiled for Emily Wilding Davison and Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, who were both suffragettes, Ada Salter, a former mayor, and the painter Marie Spartali Stillman.

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    Fall in love this January on St Dwynwen’s Day

    Santes Dwynwen or St Dwynwen’s Day is essentially Welsh Valentine’s Day and falls each year on 25th January. Each year, people in Wales gift each other carved loved spoons and cards. Each spoon’s design signifies a different message of love and affection, but where did this tradition come from?

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    Monumental Welsh Women project announces new statue

    The Monumental Welsh Women Project has announced that it has commissioned their fourth statue to celebrate the achievements of Wales’ hidden heroines. The statue will be of Margret Haig Thomas, aka Lady Rhondda, an influential suffragette and will be created by sculpture Jane Robbins. The statue will be erected in Newport, where she campaigned and worked for over 40 years.  

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    Horrific tales from history | Botched executions

    Happy New Year, we hope 2023 will be kinder to you than history was to the poor souls we’ll be discussing today. There have been many horrific tales through history, from gruesome medical practices to bizarre punishments and even some very questionable cleaning habits but today, we’ll be diving into the world of executions with some of the worst in British history. Not only did these people get sentenced to death, which was bad enough, but their executions were botched.

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