Author: Susan Bywater

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Susan Bywater

Is an award winning freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories about social justice and environmental issues. Her first book, Women Who Dig: Farming, Feminism, and the Fight to Feed the World (University of Regina Press) was released in early March 2002.

The Brazilian Neymar, who this Tuesday has turned 27 years, celebrated with a big ‘red party’ the anniversary. He surrounded himself with his teammates of Paris Saint Germain and some other colleague, like his compatriot Arthur, the Barça, who traveled to the French capital 48 hours from the classic of the Copa del Rey against Real Madrid. Neymar did not allow, at least apparently, that his injury to his right foot – which will prevent him from playing until the beginning of April and which is being treated in Barcelona – would spoil the party, for which he wore red crutches, to match the motto of the night. All attendees had to wear at least one garment of that color.

The London Society and London Historians* have joined forces to conduct this most important of polls. Last year, they asked for nominations; dozens were submitted. Now the list has been whittled down to a terrible ten.

The shortlist contains a mix of maligned monuments — from abstract sculptures to (perhaps controversially) war memorials. Some were chosen for sheer ugliness. Others were deemed to be unsuitable for the location, or inappropriate to the subject.

Take a look at the shortlist and cast your vote. Some of the inclusions may surprise.

The ‘winner’ will be announced at a special event on 26 February 2019. The evening will also include a series of talks about Londoners who should be commemorated but aren’t.

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