Leah Manning Mural

Number: 46
Artist First Name:Christopher
Artist Last Name:Dean
Made Year:1980
Installed Year:1980
Material:Stone/Portland Stone
Location:Leah Manning Day Centre

Christopher Dean was born in 1955 and patronised by Sir Frederick Gibberd as a young sculptor. Leah Manning – who gives her name to this sculpture and day care centre for elderly residents – was an influential educationalist, social reformer and Labour MP for Harlow from 1945-1950. She was notably instrumental in the evacuation of around 3800 children out of war-torn Bilbao to Britain in 1937.