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Forgotten woman blooms again

Spring flowers have bloomed again and a forgotten local woman is at last receiving the recognition she deserves following action by SI Wakefield members. On a sunny day in November several members met at St John’s Churchyard in Wakefield to tidy up and plant bulbs around the grave of Louisa Fennell.  Louisa (1847–1930) was an English watercolour painter, best known as a painter of landscapes and townscapes in the West Riding of Yorkshire, particularly Wakefield, her home town. As part of the Forgotten Women of Wakefield project a blue plaque to celebrate her life and work has now also been placed in St John’s Square. Find out more about the Forgotten Women of Wakefield project we are actively involved in supporting here .