Reception for Jamaican Wales Alliance at JHC in November 2018
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Programme for Jamaica Wales Alliance delegation visit to the Jamaican High Commission, London, on Wednesday 14th November
Prayers in English, Deputy High Commissioner Angella Rose - Howell, and in Welsh, Mayor of Bangor, Cllr John Wynn Jones
Welcome by Jamaican High Commissioner, His Excellency Seth George Ramocan
Response by Liz Millman, Co-ordinator of JWA, to introduce those present, including a welcome to representatives from the "South Wales Jamaica Scoiety" the new network for Jamaicans and Friends of Jamaica in South Wales.
Follow up by Dr Marian Gwyn, with messages from those individuals and organisations who can’t be present, including apologies from Edmund Bailey, the Lord Lieutenant of Gwynedd and John Hughes, Vice Chancellor of Bangor University.
Presentation of Keith Gardener’s Athletics Vest to be passed on to the new Sports Museum of Jamaica - by Dr Dai Roberts, Track and Field Athlete, who represented Wales at the Empire and Commonwealth Games in Cardiff in 1958
Reception of the roofing slate sample from the Royal Naval Hospital in Port Royal - passed on by JWA Co-ordinator Jonathan Greenland, Director of the Museum of Jamaica, to his Excellency, George Seth Ramocan, to bring over to the UK to present to Dayfydd Roberts, Director of the National Slate Museum of Wales for analysis and identification of it’s place of origin.
Recognition of the great contribution of those Jamaicans who signed up to the Armed Services in the First and Second World Wars and came to the the UK to support the rebuilding of the country after the Second World War, and the very significant contributions made by those now called the Windrush Generation - Cllr Derek Hainge, past Mayor of Bangor, 2019 Present of Bangor Rotary Club and Chair of the Bangor, Gwynedd / May Pen, Clarendon link committee
Presentation to the JHC of original oil painting of Enrico Stennett, in memory of his late wife Mary Stennett to be send to Jamaica to be part of a dispaly of recognition of the Windrush Generation
“Way back home” sung by John McAnuff, UK Senior Learner of the Year 2008, and one of the very few Jamaicans to have a qualification in “Jamiekan Langwidj”
Other contributions were made, along with final comments and thanks.
Welsh and Jamaican National Anthems - accompanied by Caroline Sansome on the wonderful organ in the Reception of the JHC.