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Plaque to Anne Acheson

    Anne Crawford Acheson CBE FRBC (b. Portadown, Ireland, 1882 – d. 1962, Lisburn, United Kingdom) was a British-Irish sculptor. She and Elinor Hallé invented plaster casts for soldier’s broken limbs. Acheson exhibited at the Royal Academy and internationally. She was awarded the CBE in 1919. During the First World War, she worked for the Surgical Requisites Association at Mulberry Walk in Chelsea, London. Acheson received the Gleichen Memorial Award in 1938. She divided her time between London and Glenavy, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. A blue plaque commemorating artist Anne Acheson’s achievements was unveiled at First Presbyterian Church, Bridge Street, Portadown on 27 September 2018 by her great nephew, Rev John Glasgow Faris.

    Address : 5 Watson St, Portadown, Craigavon BT63 5AQ, Northern Ireland

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