Ronnie Barker Statue in Aylesbury
The Ronnie Barker Statue
Artist - Sculptor Martin Jennings
A bronze statue of the late comedy legend Ronnie Barker was unveiled in Aylesbury where Sir David Jason and Ronnie Corbett join Ronnie Barker's widow for the official unveiling. The Porridge and Two Ronnies star, who died five years ago, began his acting career in Aylesbury more than 60 years ago.
AVDC commissioned sculptor Martin Jennings to design the statue as part of the Waterside development project. It now takes pride of place in the new public space outside the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre entrance in Exchange Street. The statue was officially unveiled by Mr Barker's widow, Joy. Mrs Barker said: "He would have been very proud of it. Martin Jennings has done a fantastic job." She was joined at the ceremony by some of her husband's former colleagues including long-time comedy partner Ronnie Corbett and Open All Hours co-star David Jason. Mr. Jennings has depicted Mr Barker in his role as prison inmate Norman Stanley Fletcher, in the classic 1970's series Porridge, sitting on a stone bench looking up at the new theatre.
Date Updated: 12/01/12