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PICTURED: Mary Anning attracted attention from Hollywood with the film Ammonite. Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan filming a scene on the Beach at Eype near Bridport in Dorset for the 2020 film Ammonite about the life of fossil hunter Mary Anning.
A statue of pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning will finally be built thanks to a crowdfunding campaign launched by a schoolgirl.
Evie Swire, 13, learnt about Anning at school but was dismayed to discover there is no statue commemorating her achievements.
Together with her mother Anya Pearson, she set up the charity Mary Anning Rocks, whose patrons include Sir David Attenborough, academic and broadcaster Professor Alice Roberts and novelist Tracy Chevalier.