It is a powerful memorial to one of the most important women in history. With one arm outstretched, it's not ahrd to imagine that Emmeline Pankhurst could be passionately addressing a rally - urging her supporters to ‘rush the House of Commons’, as she so often did.
This memorial to the suffragette leader in Victoria Tower Gardens, central London, is just a stone’s throw from the Westminster seat of power where women - at least, those aged over 30 - won the right to vote on February 6 1918, a hundred years ago this week.
The bronze memorial, sculpted by AG Walker (which also commemorates her daughter, Christabel), was unveiled by Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin - who had himself opposed votes for women - in 1930, two years after Emmeline had died.
The Metropolitan Police band played at the event, surrounded by the suffragette colours of green, white and purple - although many of the officers...