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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01254 588598.