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Barbara in Blackburn

June 4, 2020

Barbara Castle, that great champion of equality for women will have her statue unvelied in Blackburn on Ocober. Cllr Maureen Bateson, said: “Barbara Castle was a trailblazer for women everywhere. The statue will represent all that she did and will ensure that her memory lives on – inspiring future generations'

Sculptor, Sam Holland, said: “Researching Barbara opened my eyes and heart to the woman herself. Barbara’s arguments, passion and social conscience engaged me but her resilience in pushing through the Equal Pay Act cemented her as my lifelong heroine". The campaign has recently been supported by actor Maxine Peake - known for her roles in Black Mirror, The Theory of Everything and the BBC classic Dinnerladies - as well as director of 2010 film Made in Dagenham, Nigel Cole. It was also backed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and former Prime Minister Theresa May.

The public donation page is gofundme.com/barbaracastle