Our next stop a few short metres away is at Imperial Buildings, built in 1913. There are two monuments here, one at the corner of the building and the other over the entrance. The first, at the corner depicts two figures - a woman carrying a quill signifying education and a man dressed as a roman soldier signifying the
We then walked down Kingsway and into
The first, Baby Tembo is of bronze and was made in 2002 by Derrik Hudson. The second, Penguin, is of painted aluminum, was also made in 2002 by Yolanda Vandergaast and the third, at the top of the steps down to St. Clements Inn is an Eagle also of bronze and made in 2000 by A. Duquette of
We then walked back towards Lincolns Inn Fields to see the monument in the gardens to Margaret MacDonald. She was a noted feminist and socialist who lived from 1870 to 1911. She did a lot of work with children and was greatly loved by all who knew her. Born Margaret Gladstone, she was unrelated to William Gladstone, one of the famous British Prime Ministers of the 19th century, but in fact married Ramsay MacDonald who, some 13 years after his wife’s death, became the first Labour Prime Minister of
Memorial to Margaret MacDonald
Our final sculpture was at the far end of
Next week we begin two walks a week. Hope you enjoyed it. Until next time.
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