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Nursing heroine Sister Dora remembered at thanksgiving service

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The Walsall community came together today (Sunday 21 January) to commemorate the life and work of Sister Dora.  

Floral tributes for Sister Dora at her statue in Walsall town centre
Floral tributes were laid at Sister Dora's statue

Dorothy Wyndlow Pattison, better known as Sister Dora, was a nun who selflessly ministered to the people of Walsall during the 1860s and 1870s.

A thanksgiving service was held at St Paul's Church at 11am before the congregation made their way to her statue at The Bridge.

Deputy Mayoress Mrs. Christina Harris laid floral tributes at the ceremony, which is held in the town centre every year.  

Laying floral tributes at Sister Dora's status
Deputy Mayoress, Mrs. Christina Harris laying floral tributes at the Sister Dora statue

“ It has been an honour to continue the tradition of remembering such an important figure in this town's history.

It is so important that we keep Sister Dora’s memory alive and continue to take inspiration from her life. “

The Deputy Mayor of Walsall, Councillor Anthony Harris


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