London landmark as Britain finally got its first statue of a named black woman. The grand unveiling of the Mary Seacole Statue at St Thomas hospital took place on 30 June 2016 at noon. The 15-foot plus bronze statue of Mary is set to become a major attraction. Mary Seacole was a remarkable person and in 1857 a gala was held for her over four nights on the banks of the River Thames and over 80,000 people attended.
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has provided use of the site. Sculptor Martin Jennings’ previous works include Sir John Betjeman at St Pancras station in London and a bust of the Queen Mother in St Paul’s Cathedral.