Caledonia Housing Association proud sponsor of Dundee Discovery Walk

Date Posted: 7th of April 2016

Caledonia Housing Association was delighted to be in attendance, as one of the 10 sponsors, at the launch of the Dundee Discovery Walk on Wednesday 6 April.

The Discovery Walk celebrates Dundee’s contribution to science and society with specially commissioned bronze plaques. The 10 plaques are set into the pavement in the open space area of the newly-named Slessor Gardens at the heart of the waterfront development. Each plaque gives clues to the fascinating stories of Dundonian individuals whose discoveries and inventions have made many important and exciting contributions to modern life.

The 10 Dundonians, who have made a significant contribution to society, have been nominated and chosen by the public and include Mary Ann Baxter, Geoffrey Dutton, Sir James Alfred Ewing, Margaret Fairlie, R D Low, James F Riley, Walter Spear, D’Arcy Thompson and Mary Lily Walker.

Julie Cosgrove, Chief Executive of Caledonia Housing Association, said:

“Caledonia Housing Association is honoured to champion Mary Lily Walker, her work to improve the lives of people in the city of Dundee as well as her connection to housing are strongly aligned to our own objectives.”

Mary Lily Walker (1863–1913) was a pioneering social reformer who worked tirelessly to improve conditions for women and children working in Dundee’s slums. Born in the city, she became one of the first students at what is now the University of Dundee and applied her analytical skills to improve the quality of life of the city’s residents.

Pictured: Chief Executive Julie Cosgrove who unveiled the Mary Lily Walker plaque at the event alongside a leading lady historically dressed as Mary Lily Walker for the event.

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