Occasions to honour well-known former resident of Solihull – Coventry Telegraph


A bit of public artwork might be unveiled in honour of considered one of Solihull’s most well-known former residents.

A sculpture celebrating “Edwardian Woman” Edith Holden – an artist and newbie naturalist whose journal discovered worldwide fame many years on from her dying – is to be customary from an previous tree stump on Kineton Inexperienced Highway.

Ms Holden had lived within the Olton avenue in the course of the early a part of the 20th century, throughout which period she compiled her “Nature Notes”.

The paintings might be unveiled as half of an entire programme of actions being co-ordinated by Solihull Council, to have fun her ” life and works” 100 years on from her dying.

The actions will culminate subsequent March, with descendants on account of go to the borough to be proven among the completed tasks.

Earlier within the yr it was introduced that a bike trip was to be held to mark the upcoming anniversary ; the wildlife-lover had additionally been a eager bicycle owner.

And Cllr Joe Tildesley, cupboard member for leisure, tourism and sport, had not too long ago confirmed particulars of additional commemorations.

“Contact has been made with each side of her household, together with Rowena Stott, who holds the copyright for the Nation Diary and [we] have their approval for the assorted actions,” he stated in a report.

A chook bathtub is about to be put in at St Margaret’s Church, near Edith’s previous dwelling, and an Edwardian backyard might be created across the Warwick Highway clock.

Plans for a nature path in native parks and a college artwork competitors, which can kind the premise for an exhibition at The Core subsequent spring, are additionally within the pipeline.

Ms Holden had travelled the native countryside extensively throughout her time as a instructor at Solihull Faculty for Women.

She tragically drowned within the Thames in 1920, whereas out gathering flowers at Kew Gardens.

Her wildlife writing and illustrations grew to become a sensation after being printed posthumously within the 1970s and later impressed a profitable TV collection.


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