Pioneering Amy to be immortalised

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A suffragette, educator, politician and all-round pioneer is to be immortalised in statue in Bedford.

Amy Walmsley has been chosen as the subject of the first statue of a woman to go on permanent display in Bedford following a public campaign.

Amy was founder of one Bedford school, and headteacher of two. She was a prominent campaigner for women’s rights, and became Bedfordshire’s first female county councillor in 1922.

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