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City Airport protester gets her moment on Trafalgar Sq plinth

PUBLISHED: 15:51 05 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:39 05 October 2010

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A WOMAN taking a local authority in East London to the Ombudsman over aircraft noise at London City Airport had her big moment last night when she took centre stage on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth. Campaigning artist Jacqueline Bradshaw-Price used her 60 minutes of fame to highlight the issue of airport expansion

By Mike Brooke

A WOMAN taking a local authority in East London to the Ombudsman over aircraft noise at London City Airport had her big moment last night when she took centre stage on Trafalgar Square’s fourth plinth.

Campaigning artist Jacqueline Bradshaw-Price, who runs a fine arts and restoration studio at Old Ford, used her 60 minutes of fame to highlight the issue of airport expansion.

“Someone in the crowd suggested I move,” Jacqueline told the East London Advertiser when she got down afterwards.

“But why should I move? If I went elsewhere, the person moving in after me would have the same noise problem all over again.”

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Jacqueline is taking Newham Council to the Ombudsman over City Airport being allowed to expand to double the flights.

Not all the spectators were taking her campaign seriously.

“A few drunks turned up and asked if I was taking my clothes off,” Jacqueline added. “I said certainly not!’ and they drifted off quickly.”

The campaign is a passion with Jacqueline, but she also found time to sketch a few people in the crowd before the cherry picker’ came to pick her off at midnight.

“It was an amazing experience,” she said. “There was even a full moon beaming down.”


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