On February 21st 2007, just 5 days short of Madeleine’s 101st birthday, a memorial to her memory was unveiled in her home town of West Bromwich.
The site for the memorial, right in front of the new multi-million Public Arts Building, was a very appropriate choice, as Madeleine would have walked past there many times in her younger days on the way to school.
The memorial was the brainchild of local Historian, Terry Price, and the unveiling was attended by local dignataries, including the Lady Mayoress. It was a privilege to be there as the Guest of Honour and despite the freezing weather, crowds turned up to be there.
The memorial is made of polished black marble, and features a profile of Madeleine with an inscription on the side detailing her career. I hope the photos and articles will give you a sense of how well it has been received by her home town, and of how proud they are of their most famous citizen.