Designer of Barbados flag dies...

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Grantley Prescod, 77, died yesterday morning at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital after a short illness.

The former teacher at Parkinson Memorial Secondary School and education officer designed the flag after returning from studying design at the West of England College of Art for Specialist Teachers of Art.

Prescod did not only win the competition to design the island’s symbol of Independence, he actually made the first Barbados flag, after having been sent to Cave Shepherd by then Premier Errol Barrow to choose the lightest of fabrics in the identified colours.

In an interview last year, Prescod recalled that he chose “yards and yards and made about seven large flags”. A neighbour of his sewed the pieces together. His design was chosen from 1 029 entries in a competition organised by Government. He was awarded a gold medal, an inscribed scroll from Government and $500 which was donated by the Advocate Company Limited.

Describing Prescod as a man of considerable achievement, Prime Minister Owen Arthur said: “Barbadians must never underestimate the significance of the contribution made by citizens like Mr Grantley Prescod.

“His contribution, like the contributions of those who penned the National Anthem and the National Pledge, those who designed the Coast of Arms, is fundamental to the entire concept of Barbadian Independence.”

Last year, Prescod had the honour of flicking the switch to light up Bridgetown for Independence.


Source: Nation Newspaper
 
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joon-yah

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Bake 'N Shark said:
Rest In Peace sir.

Coolest flag in the caribbean ...one of the coolest in the world, bravo.
yeah . . . i always thought barbados flag wass hott to death. that lil devil pitch-fork in the middle straight:fyah :fyah :fyah .

RIP
 

Bake n Shark

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joon-yah said:
yeah . . . i always thought barbados flag wass hott to death. that lil devil pitch-fork in the middle straight:fyah :fyah :fyah .

RIP
lol@ 'devil pitch-fork'...dai'z Neptune's 'trident' dred...
 
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