Elizabeth’s Group

Raising awareness of and commemorating Congleton’s pioneering suffragist campaigner, Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy (1833–1918)

We aim to commemorate Elizabeth with a bronze statue in her home town of Congleton.

Elizabeth’s Group is a team of activists based in Congleton, spreading the word about this wonderful woman and her contribution to women’s rights.

Our aims are to ensure Elizabeth is known locally, nationally and internationally and that there is a lasting memorial raised to her in Congleton.

We undertake a wide range of awareness and fundraising activities and have fun whilst doing it – sometimes dressing as suffragists.

We have trustees, a working committee and a growing number of supporters. We are always happy to meet new people who would like to help us with achieving our aims.

Elizabeth’s Group is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation registered with the Charity Commission. Charity Number: 1181256.

Visit the Elizabeth’s Group website to learn more about the wonderful life or Elizabeth. 


Planning for 2022! 

One of the aims of Elizabeth’s group is to celebrate the life of Elizabeth with a bronze statue, hear the story of how this came about and hear from the artist herself, Hazel Reeves:

“I am absolutely thrilled to be sculpting Elizabeth, such an extraordinary activist who had been written out of history until Elizabeth’s Group was compelled to tell her story in bronze.”

Get Involved………

If you have been inspired by what you have read, want to volunteer or join the Congleton Partnership…….we are waiting to hear from you!

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