A statue commemorating ‘Cracker Packers’, the name given to women who used to pack Carr’s Table Water Biscuits, was unveiled in Carlisle to mark International Women’s Day yesterday. The bronze statue is located opposite the pladis factory, home of Carr’s Table Water Biscuits, and is the only one of its kind to depict women outside of the Royal Family in Carlisle. It shows two Carr’s bakery women workers - one former from 1910, and one from the modern day, celebrating the city’s female workforce - a fitting tribute to commemorate International Women's Day.
The statue was created by elected member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and award-winning artist, Hazel Reeves, who is also renowned for her seven-foot bronze sculpture of Sir Nigel Gresley, proudly displayed in King’s Cross Station.
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