The media coverage has been so extensive I have resorted to a very long page listing the coverage on – jump to the relevant sections with the links below (photo above: Steve Roberts, from the Sir Nigel Gresley unveiling). To go back to Media Highlights, click here.


BBC News, Ada Nield Chew: The factory girl who fought for women’s rights, 30 July 2023

CBBC, Ricky Wilson’s Art Jam (Series 1: ep 5), Our Emmeline is art pick for pop star Nadine Coyle, 31 March 2023

Channel 5, Secrets of the Factories: Secrets of the McVities Factory, 29 January 2023, available to stream until 2024

BBC Breakfast, interview with Hazel Reeves and Art UK Director Andrew Ellis, 1 July 2022

BBC North West, Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy: Suffrage campaigner statue unveiled, 8 March 2022

BBC North West Tonight, Elizabeth Wolstenholme Statue, 24 October 2021

BBC North West Tonight, Opening of the Wolstenholme Elmy Way and forthcoming statue of Elizabeth, 19 April 2021

BBC One, Statues of Women, News, 10 February 2021

Channel 4, Britain’s Most Historic Towns: Industrial Revolution Manchester, featuring Our Emmeline, series 3, episode 7, 2021

Channel 4, Coronavirus: How to isolate yourself, 22 March 2020, features Our Emmeline wearing a surgical mask

BBC2 University Challenge, featured three questions on Reeves’ statues, 4 November 2019

CBBC Newsround, Mary Anning: Meet the girl getting a statue of her hero in Lyme Regis, 8 April 2019

BBC News, Hidden Heroines statue: ‘Making female success ordinary’, Carolyn Hitt, 7 January 2019

BBC News (BBC National News, North West Tonight, BBC South East), Suffragette statues mark 100 years of women’s first vote, 14 December 2018

BBC Breakfast, feature on the Our Emmeline unveiling, 14 December 2018

ITV Good Morning Britain, feature on the Our Emmeline unveiling, 14 December 2018

ITV News (including News at Ten), Statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst unveiled in home city, 14 December 2018

ITV, Statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst is being unveiled in her home city of Manchester, 14 December 2018

Sky News, Statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst unveiled on women’s vote centenary, 14 December 2018

5 News, Statue celebrating life of Emmeline Pankhurst erected in Manchester – 5 News, 14 December 2018

ITV, First part of Emmeline Pankhurst tribute unveiled, 16 July 2018

BBC One, Emmeline Pankhurst: Making of a Militant, featuring Sally Lindsay, by Helen Tither, Saffron Cherry TV, 18 June 2018

BBC South East, Celebrating the ‘cracker packers’ with a work in bronze, 8 March 2018

BBC Cumbria, Watch: celebrating the ‘cracker packers’ with a work in bronze, 8 March 2018

ITV Border, Cracker Packer statue unveiled in Carlisle, 8 March 2018

ITV, Emmeline Pankhurst statue to be unveiled in Manchester, 8 February 2018

BBC Breakfast, Feature on three statues: Emmeline Pankhurst, Alice Hawkins and Millicent Fawcett, filmed in my studio in West Sussex, 2 February 2018

BBC South East,  News and online feature: Emmeline Pankhurst: Artist begins work on statue, 18 January 2018

BBC North West, Emmeline Pankhurst: chosen Suffragette statue will ‘inspire women’, 4 April 2017

ITV Granada, Design chosen for Emmeline Pankhurst statue, 4 April 2017

ITV Border, Statue to be unveiled in honour of women from Carlisle’s industrial heritage, 8 March 2017

BBC News Cumbria, Sculpture for Carlisle Carr’s factory ‘Cracker Packers’, 11 March 2017

Have I Got News for You, BBC One, Episode 2, Series 51, Friday 15 April 2016 (feature on Sir Nigel and the missing mallard)

BBC South, BBC South East, BBC London, BBC Derby, Gresley Statue Unveiling at King’s Cross, including interview by Sara Smith with Hazel Reeves, 5 April 2016 (see BBC South East News’ Facebook page for video, 5 April 2016 and news website page Demeaning’ duck absent from Sir Nigel Gresley statue, 5 April 2016)

ITV News, Statue of railway engineer Sir Nigel Gresley set to be unveiled, 5 April 2016

Latest TVBrighton sculptor to unveil tribute to engineer Nigel Gresley at Kings Cross, London, interview by Holly Keogh, 4 April 2016, also on YouTube

ITV News, Duck ditched from statue of steam train designer, 1 April 2016

BBC One, Home away from home,  Hazel Reeves tutors Mick and Mary in portrait sculpture (featured from 24 mins), 14 October 2015

Channel 5, The Wright Stuff, discussion of the Gresley Statue, 13 October 2015


BBC Radio 3, Martin Handley’s Breakfast Show, Sounds of the Earth feature, Hazel Reeves’ Knepp dawn chorus soundscape, 9 August 2020

BBC Radio 3, Our Emmeline unveiling interview and features, 14 December 2018

BBC Radio 4, Today Programme, Our Emmeline unveiling feature, 14 December 2018

Radio 5 Live, Our Emmeline unveiling interview, 14 December 2018

BBC Radio Manchester, Our Emmeline unveiling interview, 14 December 2018

BBC Radio Manchester, interview on progress of Emmeline, August 2018

BBC Radio Cumbria, ‘Watch: Statue honours ‘cracker packer’ women, 8 March 2018

Cumbria FM, Cracker Packers statue unveiled in Carlisle, radio and video, 8 March 2018

Local BBC Radio (syndicated), BBC Georgey Tonight, Hazel is interviewed by Georgey Spanswick on her unveiling of the Cracker Packers and her Emmeline Pankhurst statue, 36m 54s in, International Women’s Day special, 8 March 2018

BBC Radio 3, Hazel speaks about her favourite woman composer, Jocelyn Pook, and her favourite composition, ‘Dionysus’, as part of the “30 on 30” feature on the Breakfast show, 13 February 2018

BBC Radio Manchester, interviewed for the Breakfast show, 8 February 2018

BBC Radio Sussex, Neil Pringle interviews Hazel for the Breakfast show , 29 January 2018

BBC 5 Live, Adrian Chiles interviews Hazel Reeves on winning the Pankhurst commission, 26 April 2017

BBC Radio Cumbria, Breakfast show with Mike Zeller, interviewed on Cracker Packer statue with Elsie Martlew (54 mins in), 8 March 2017

BBC Radio London, Sir Nigel Gresley Statue, Hazel Reeves interviewed by Valley Fontaine, for Drivetime with Eddie Nestor (audio and video), 6 April 2016

BBC Radio Sussex, interviews with Hazel Reeves on the Gresley Statue for Sussex Breakfast with Nigel and for Sussex Drive with Jamie, 5 April 2016

BBC Radio Derby, audio interviews with Hazel Reeves, and website Demeaning duck absent from Sir Nigel Gresley Statue, 5 April 2016

Classic FM, news, 5 April 2016

BBC Radio London, Vanessa Feltz’ Show, feature on the Gresley Statue, 2 February 2016

BBC Sussex Radio, Breakfast Show, interview with Hazel about the Hove Plinth initiative, 29 December 2016

BBC Radio 2, Jeremy Vine show, feature on the Gresley Statue (featured from 1hr, 37m, 41s), 14 October 2015

BBC Radio 4, Today programme, feature on the Gresley Statue, 1 May 2015

BBC Radio London, Vanessa Feltz’ Show, one-hour feature on the Gresley Statue, 31 March 2015

Magazines & books

Lytollis, Roger, On a Pedestal: A trip around Britain’s Statues, October 2021 (features: Cracker Packers, Sir Nigel Gresley, Our Emmeline)

Helen Antrobus and Andrew SImcock, First in the Fight, includes ‘The Journey ‘ towards the unveiling of the Our Emmeline statue, iNostalgia, 14 November 2019

AS News, What is it like to be: a sculptor with Axial SpA (AS), Autumn 2019

The Economist, They could be heroes: Britain is in the midst of a Victorian-style statue mania, Joel Budd, 23 March 2019 (p78)

Cheshire Life, ‘Feel the heat’, John Cocks, 1 February 2019

Lancashire Life, Emmeline Pankhurst statue unveiled in Manchester, 28 January 2019

Open Up South Manchester, Making a stand, Deborah Grace, January 2019

Stylist, A statue of Emmeline Pankhurst was just unveiled in Manchester, Hannah-Rose Yee, December 2018

ARTICULATE, Hazel Reeves – the representation of women in public art, #17, October 2018

Cumbria Life, Hunter Davies – On the great day of the cracker packer statue unveiling, I will be there, bursting with pride – false pride of course. As it was not my original idea…, March 2018

British Baker, pladis reveals Cracker Packers statue for women’s day, Ashley Williams, 8 March 2018

Stylist, Manchester’s Emmeline Pankhurst statue gets Government backing, January 2018

British Baker, Carr’s biscuit factory to build ‘Cracker Packers’ statue, Ashley Williams, 15 March 2017

Steam Railway, The statue of quality, issue 453, May 2016, pp8-9

Plus, coverage of Gresley Statue in numerous railway magazines across 2015/16

Online interviews, podcasts & blogs

Knepp Wildland Podcast, The Soundscape, Episode 24, interview with artist Hazel Reeves, 13 June 2023

Off the Leash Podcasts, Shortcast #52 Hazel Reeves | Emily Williamson Festival, 11 November 2021

Your Manchester TV, It’s a women’s world: International Women’s Day Special, 3 March 2021

Culture Vulture Podcast, July 2020: Lucy Branch interviews me about women sculptors & telling stories in bronze, July 2020

Restless Magazine, Set in Stone: Why We Need More Female Statues, Mags L Halliday, 6 December 2019

ART UK, Deeds Not Words: commemorating the women’s suffrage movement through statues, Anthony McIntosh, 11 December 2018

People’s History Museum, Our Emmeline – my statue, by Hazel Reeves, 10 December 2018

3rd Dimension (PMSA), Sir Nigel Gresley at King’s Cross, Joanna Barnes, 7 April 2017

The Art Academy, Hazel Reeves in conversation with the Art Academy, 11 March 2013

National & regional newspapers

The Daily Telegraph, Here’s what a monument to the late Queen should – and shouldn’t – look like, 13 September 2022

The Guardian, Acclaimed photographer Roger Bamber – a life in pictures, 13 September 2022

The Guardian, The Great British Art Tour: Manchester celebrates ‘Our Emmeline’, who changed history, Anthony McIntosh, 8 March 2021

Metro, What do today’s sculptors think about calls to topple racist statues across Britain, Renuka Odedra, 4 July 2020

Manchester Evening News, The winners of the Manchester Culture Awards 2019 revealed, Maya Black, 14 November 2019

Manchester Evening News, 50 reasons why Greater Manchester is so great, Emma Gill, 26 January 2019

The Guardian, The new Pankhurst statue makes me proud of the Manchester I grew up in, Anita Sethi, 16 December 2018

The Telegraph, Statue of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst unveiled in Manchester, by Telegraph Video, 14 December 2018

The Guardian, Emmeline Pankhurst Statue unveiled in Manchester – video, 14 December 2018

The Guardian, Thousands welcome Emmeline Pankhurst Statue in Manchester, Helen Pidd, 14 December 2018

iNews, Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst statue unveiled in Manchester on 100th anniversary of women’s first vote, Dean Kirby, 14 December

The Independent, Emmeline Pankhurst Statue unveiled in Manchester, Olivia Petter, 14 December 2018

The Sun, Statue of Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst unveiled 100 years to the day since women first voted in the UK, Chris Riches, 15 December 2018

The Telegraph, The industrial UK city where the suffragette movement was born, Cathy Toogood, 13 December 2018

The Independent, Emmeline Pankhurst: Who was she and how did she lead the suffragette movement?, Sabrina Barr, 13 December 2018

Mail Online, In Video – Emmeline Pankhurst statue undergoes bronze pour, 25 October 2018

Manchester Evening News, Statue of Emmeline Pankhurst will be unveiled next month to mark 100 years since women got the vote, Alice Wragg, 10 November 2018

The Guardian, Memorials for local heroes and forgotten poor to reach wider public, Maev Kennedy, 30 July 2018

Manchester Evening News, Our Emmeline – pictures show progress on the Pankhurst statue 100 years after votes for women, Paul Britton, 16 April 2018

Sunday Times, Biscuit heroines, I give you a cracker of a statue, Hunter Davies, 4 March 2018

Manchester Evening News, Emmeline is coming home – plans for statue of suffragette in St Peter’s Square approved, Sam Yarwood, 9 February 2018

Manchester Evening News, Decision over Manchester’s new Emmeline Pankhurst statue expected next week, Jennifer Williams, 2 February 2018

The Daily Telegraph, Pankhurst statue gets Government backing, Sophie Jamieson, 19 December 2017

Manchester Evening New, Manchester’s new statue of Emmeline Pankhurst will be ready next year. This is what it will look like, Jennifer Williams, 18 December 2017

The Guardian, Manchester’s Emmeline Pankhurst statue gets government backing, Josh Halliday, 17 December 2017

iNews, Manchester to receive statue of Emmeline Pankhurst to celebrate votes for women, Sophie Williams, 17 December 2017

Metro, Why Britain needs more female statues, that aren’t nudes, royals or virgins, 8 March 2017

The Guardian, Call for more statues to celebrate women in UK, Guardian International Women’s Day blog, Helen Pidd, 8 March 2017

Manchester Evening News, These are the designs for the new Emmeline Pankhurst statue, 1 March 2017

The Telegraph, 5 April 2016

The Times, 5 April 2016

iNews, Pioneer’s statue ruffles feathers, 5 April 2016

Mail Online, Feathers are ruffled as statue is unveiled of genius behind world’s fastest steam train the Mallard – WITHOUT a duck at his feet, by Thomas Burrows, 5 April 2016

The Yorkshire Post, Nigel Gresley statue unveiled at King’s Cross – and he’s out for a duck, by Lindsay Pantry, 5 April 2016

Yorkshire Evening Post, Tribute to steam legend Sir Nigel Gresley, 6 April 2016

The Scotsman, Duck row reignites ahead of Sir Nigel Gresley statue unveiling, Alastair Dalton, 26 March 2016

Evening Standard, In a flap – Sculptor of tribute to Mallard designer steams ahead – without his duck, Robert Dex, 22 March 2016 (photo by Roger Bamber)

The Observer, Memorial to man who made the Mallard runs into row over a duck, Jamie Doward, 7 February 2016 (photo by Roger Bamber)

The Times, Feathers fly in row over statue with (or without) a duck, Tom Whipple, 2 February 2016 (photo by Roger Bamber)

The Telegraph, Train lovers in a flap about statue with a duck, Beth Ryan, 2 February 2016

The Guardian, Duck and cover: there’s no row like a rail enthusiasts’ row, Ian Jack, 16 January 2016

The Independent, Are you calling us quackers? Duck fanciers fight for legacy of man behind the Mallard, Nick Clark, 12 October 2015

The Scotsman, Design dispute over memorial to Scots rail pioneer, Ilona Amos, 1 May 2015

The Times, Duck derails statue of steam train designer, Tom Whipple, 1 April 2015

Yorkshire Post, Duck trouble settled in bid to honour rail legend,  Ben Barnett, 1 April 2015

The Scotsman, Sir Nigel Gresley statue planned for King’s Cross, 3 November 2014

The Times, Statue of Gresley and his duck set to arrive at King’s Cross, Michael Binyon,
22 August 2014

Local newspapers

Brighton and Hove Independent, Emmeline Pankhurst Statue unveiled by Brighton-based Sculptor, Bex Bastable, 20 December 2018

News and Star, Crackers about Cracker Packers, 10 March 2018

Cumberland News, I wanted to capture their spirit and camaraderie, Roger Lytollis, 9 January 2018

News and Star, Carlisle’s Cracker Packers immortalised in bronze, 8 March 2018

The Cumberland News, Countdown on to unveiling of Carlisle cracker packers statue, 24 February 2018

News & Star, Countdown on to unveiling of Carlisle Cracker Packers statue,  24 February 2018

News and Star, Project about history of Carlisle’s Cracker Packers supported by lottery grant, 12 January 2018

The Cumberland News, Cracker Packers immortalised: sculptor chosen to celebrate biscuit workers near factory site, 10 March 2017

News & Star, Cracker Packers to be immortalised: sculptor works with staff to create figure of biscuit workers, 11 March 2017

News & Star, Cracker Packer joy: sculptor will celebrate women workers, 8 March 2017

News & Star, Why Carlisle’s famous cracker packers deserve to be immortalised, 12 March 2017

The Argus, Brighton sculptor’s statue of Flying Scotsman engineer unveiled, by Neil Vowles, 14 April 2016

Ham & High, Why did a King’s Cross statue have to lose its duck?, by Alison Oldham, 12 April 2016

New Camden Journal, No duck? Sir Nigel Gresley’s statue is unveiled at King’s Cross, Dan Carrier, 7 April 2016

The Edinburgh Evening News, Sir Nigel Gresley Statue ruffles Mallard fans’ feathers, 6 April 2016

Derby Telegraph, Statue to world-famous Derbyshire engineer Sir Nigel Gresley unveiled – without duck, 7 April 2016

Burton Mail, Statue to South Derbyshire engineer is unveiled without the ‘demeaning’ mallard, 5 April 2016

Thorne and District Gazette, Statue of Doncaster rail pioneer to be unveiled on 75th anniversary of his death, by Darren Burke, 5 April 2016

The Argus, Engineering great behind The Mallard and The Flying Scotsman to get his moment in the spotlight, by Neil Vowles (photos by Roger Bamber and Andy Fallon)

Brighton & Hove Independent, Statue by Brighton sculptor to be unveiled at King’s Cross, Bex Bastable, 25 March 2016 (photo by Andy Fallon)

New Camden Journal, First look at finished Gresley statue heading for King’s Cross station (minus duck), by Dan Carrier, 18 March 2016 (photo by Andy Fallon)

Online stories

4barsrest, RNCM Founding Principal to be honoured with sculpture, 20 February 2024

Congleton Nub News, Sculptor announced for Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy statue in Congleton, Elizabeth’s Group, 29 January 2021

Confidential, Body Confidential’s Manchester Women of the year 2018, 21 December 2018, by Tori Attwood and L’Oréal Blackett

Government Equalities Office, Baroness Trafford, Statue of Emmeline Pankhurst unveiled in Manchester today, 18 December 2018

Carlisle City Council, Cracker Packers statue, 8 March 2018

Viva, Statue of WoManchester’s Emmeline Pankhurst to be unveiled in December, February 2018

Cumbria Crack, Statue celebrates Carlisle workers, 24 February 2018

Cumbria Crack, Artist appointed for Carlisle Public Artwork, 8 March 2017

The Engineer, Of ducks and men, Stuart Nathan, 18 May 2016

Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Statue celebrates Mallard designer and Past-President Sir Nigel Gresley CBE, website article, 21 April 2016

Press Association,, Statue of steam train designer Sir Nigel Gresley ducks Mallard issue, 5 April 2016