This statue is one that marks many incredible events in history, from the Empire Windrush to what became the Bronze Woman Project. This blog will take you deeper into how this sculpture came to be and the significant history that is behind it. What you will find at the centre of it all, is one very special woman by the name of Cécile Nobrega.
These blue plaques aren’t English Heritage blue plaques, so apologies for that. But before you lose interest, the stories they tell are just as interesting! The people of Southwark voted for these and Southwark Council obliged, decorating the streets of Bermondsey with four of the prestigious blue markers. These plaques include an eclectic mix of people and causes from 1082 to the 1900s, so take a walk around Bermondsey and immerse yourself in some fascinating tales of the past.
Blackheath is not quite as famous as its near neighbour, Greenwich, despite today sharing a similar atmosphere and community. Curiously however, Blackheath has more blue plaques than the part of London that time itself is named after. Here's an assemblage of some the many great people that have lived in Blackheath.