Jessica Morden Jessica Morden - Labour MP for Newport East, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and PPS to Keir Starmer
This beautiful new mosaic commemorating Newport women in WW1 was unveiled on Saturday. Thanks to artist Stephanie Roberts and the volunteers for producing such a fantastic addition to Newport.
A successful application for Heritage Lottery Funding was made by Newport City Council to create a commemorative mosaic to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
The mosaic in St Paul’s Walk public space shows the changing role of Newport women during the war and in particular on eight Newport women who lost their lives while contributing to the war effort and whose names have not been remembered.
The book ‘Every Woman Remembered – Daughters of Newport in the Great War’, by local author Sylvia Mason, provided the information about these women.