Recognition for Edith – sign the petition now!

We’ve filmed an interview with campaigner Ian Jarman and the new West St Leonards councillor on Hastings Borough Council Karl Beaney. They talk about what’s possible in the quest to bring greater public recognition to the statue of King Harold and his Queen, Edith the Fair who are depicted in an otherwise anonymous statue in West Marina Gardens. Hear what the two men have to say…

Mr Jarman says: “The statue, made in 1875 by Charles Wilke and donated to Hastings in that year by Lord Brassey, bears no identification and is eroding badly in the open air. It is the only public monument in the UK depicting the famous act of ‘Edith finding the body of Harold on the battlefield of Hastings’ immediately after the battle in 1066. It needs to be properly sign-posted, it’s story told, and protected for future generations to enjoy.”

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