Building a Legacy
In addition to finding out all we can about Ann’s life, we are also keen to ensure that we build a future legacy for her. The projects we have undertaken to do so are discussed below:
Ann Walker Memorial
Back in May 2019, we became aware that there was no publicly accessible memorial for Ann. The church in which she was buried was demolished in the 1970s, with only the original tower remaining. Ann’s original memorial plaque now resides in the tower, under lock and key.
We are working with the Friends of Friendless Churches charity, who hold the lease of the tower in Lightcliffe, to restore her original memorial plaque, and to find away in which to make the memorial accessible to members of the public to come and pay their respects.
Fundraising has begun in earnest, with further details to follow in due course.
Adding Ann to Wikipedia
We had the great pleasure of heading up a collaborative project to create a Wikipedia page for Ann Walker. This has since been translated into multiple languages across the globe, and is regularly updated as more details of Ann’s life come to light.
Have an idea?
We’re always interested to hear from others who want to help build Ann’s legacy – please do get in touch if there is anything you’d like to discuss with us