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Emily hits the road: Bempton Cliffs & Saltholme 9 & 12 Aug

We're excited to announce the start of our Emily Williamson engagement tour, kicking off this weekend! CLICK HERE for a lovely 6 min reminder of the story, filmed at the Plumage Act centenary in Fletcher Moss Park. Have you VOTED yet for your favourite?

Our four shortlisted bronze maquettes are on their way to magnificent Bempton Cliffs in Bridlington, Yorkshire for viewing on MONDAY 9 AUGUST. It's here that Britain's seabirds were once ruthlessly hunted for their wings, to feed the plumage trade and ladies' fashion accessories. Go Emily!

On THURSDAY 12 AUGUST the maquettes will be popping up at the atmospheric reedbeds of RSPB Saltholme, Cleveland, home to Britain's largest breeding colony of common tern (another favourite species with Victorian milliners).

If you're in East Anglia, catch up with author Tessa Boase, who'll be signing books and telling the surprising story of how Emily Williamson, Etta Lemon and Eliza Phillips bravely pushed back against the plumage trade.

She'll be at RSPB Titchwell Marsh on SUNDAY 8 AUGUST, 11am-4pm, talk at 2pm

And at RSPB Minsmere on MONDAY 9 AUGUST, 1-4pm for book signing.

Andrew Simcock and Tessa Boase both hope to see you at any one of these iconic reserves, 10am-4pm. Children are particularly welcome; special activity booklets provided. Come and tell us what you think about the campaign, and the statue entries.

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