Calls for Drax Hall to be opened to public as Barbados becomes a republic

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Channel 4 News published this video item, entitled “Calls for Drax Hall to be opened to public as Barbados becomes a republic” – below is their description.

Removing the Queen as head of state is seen as the final step for Barbados in cutting ties with its colonial past, a past haunted by nearly 200 years of brutal enslavement.

James Drax was one of the first plantation owners in Barbados, and a pioneer of slavery in the Caribbean.

His ancestor Richard Drax, who’s the Conservative MP for South Dorset, is now set to inherit that same plantation.

We investigated how that is being received in Barbados.

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