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Play a part in bringing a statue of Barbara Castle to Blackburn

Published Tuesday 11 June 2019 at 15:52

The Council has launched a campaign to build a statue of Baroness Castle to celebrate the contribution she made to the borough, which she served as MP for 34 years, and the country as a whole.

The statue will be made in high quality bronze and stand proudly in Jubilee Square, where Barbara would have often passed on her constituency business.

The aim is to have a celebratory unveiling on 6 October  2020, on what would have been her 110th birthday.

Members of the public are invited to contribute to the cost of the statue via gofundme.com/BarbaraCastle where you can leave a donation.

The creation is expected to become a national tourist attraction and a valuable addition to the borough’s collection of art.

If you would like to leave a larger donation or want to share details of memorabilia or special memories, contact Julia Simpson at julia.simpson@blackburn.gov.uk or call 01254 588598.

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