A 65 square foot mural of the prominent 18th century writer and social reformer, Hannah More, has been unveiled at Hannah More Primary School, in Bristol.

Hannah More, who was born in Fishponds in 1745, was a well-known poet and playwright, as well as a stalwart for social reform. She dedicated her life to educating the poor through clubs for women and schools for children and worked with leading abolitionists and philanthropists to campaign against slavery and the slave trade.

First Base has been engaging with the school over the past year as part of our local community consultation for our proposed development of the Soapworks site.  To mark the school’s 275th anniversary celebrations, the mural was commissioned and unveiled by Cllr Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor of Bristol on 26th June 2020.

Cllr Asher Craig, Deputy Mayor of Bristol, commented: “Hannah More was a much-loved and well-respected writer in Bristol who used her talent to champion those less fortunate than herself.  As someone responsible for communities and equalities in our city, it’s a privilege to have unveiled this mural today, which I hope will inspire many children and adults to give what they can to making society a better place for everyone.”

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