Errol Barrow Statue

Errol Walton Barrow was the first Prime Minister of Barbados who was in possession of a political career which spanned over a thirty-six (36) year period. This 'Father of Independence' made a profound impact on the political, social and physical landscape of Barbados and  in recognition of his contribution to the progression of the island, a statue was unveiled in his honour.


The Errol Barrow Statue was sculpted by St. Lucian sculptor Ricky George and is an impressive  9ft tall bronze statue which weighs approximately two thousand (2000) pounds. Majestic in appearance, it stands commandingly at the southern end of Independence Square in the capital city of Bridgetown, where it overshadows an area that was once one of Barrow's favourite political platforms.


January 21st, 1989 was declared Errol Barrow Day across Barbados. Barrow was born on January 21st, 1920 so this is why the date of January 21st holds such significance in the history of Barbados and the hearts of Barbadians. This holiday is seen as a time to reflect on the immeasurable contribution Barrow made to the island of Barbados. A contribution that among many things saw us break away from Britain and become independent.


In the same year of 1989, Errol Walton Barrow was declared one of Barbados' National Heroes.


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