Babington, Margaret (memorial stones)

Margaret Babington (1878-1958)

The sculptress for this memorial in the nave was Mary Gillick. She has shown Miss Babington in profile and her appearance at around the time she began her association with the Friends of Canterbury Cathedral. The plaque is inscribed: “a devoted friend of the cathedral”. She was the author of the local bestselling book, The Romance of Canterbury Cathedral. Mary Gillick is best known for her portrayal of Elizabeth II on UK coinage from 1953 to 1970.  For more on Margaret Babington, click on the images.  The memorial is a bronze portrait medallion inset upon a stone tablet – the stone is probably a variety of Hopton Wood Stone, a limestone from Derbyshire.