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The Real Angels of Mercy

For generations West Indian women have followed a calling to care for the sick and weak. Despite a lack of credit or recognition, we thank you for turning the other cheek.

NANNY OF THE MAROONS possessed a wide knowledge of herbs and other traditional healing methods practiced by African and native Islanders.

"Thank You"

Members of the British & Caribbean Veterans Assocation

Just some of the British & Caribbean Veterans who have fought and continue to fight for democracy and freedom.

Thank You All

One of Britain's forgotten hero's

Jasper Powell. 2nd World War. West Indian

Following America's entry into WW2 in 1941, they made a request to Britain for  workers - under the heading of Manpower & Agriculture on a fixed term appointment.

Britain looked to the Caribbean and in response over 40,000 British West Indians volunteered. Permission granted, they worked in factories and on farms all over the USA. Jasper Powell was one such worker and this is his story....

United we stand

We all have commitments of one sort or another, often leaving us with limited time to do the things we really want to do. However where there is a will there is always a way and over the last few weeks we have utilized our time combining business with pleasure, attending 'Meaningful Meetings' and Networking with Colleagues'.

Hall Green Citizenship Award

H receiving Citizenship Award

Horace receiving his Award for contributions to his local area and the wider community - presented by the Lord Mayor

17th July 2011.

Rev'd David Senior explains...

Horace was involved in speaking at his Uncle's funeral and remarked on his journey on the "Empire Windrush" in 1948. He reflected on the question "Why are West Indians in this Country?" and why there is little evidence and celebration of their contribution to Great Britians welfare and survival.

Visit to St Alban's Academy

Thursday 7th July 2011, H and myself were invited to attend St Alban's Academy, Birmingham.

We addressed parents from Yemen and Somalia communities on the subject of Why West Indians are in this Country and to encourage them to consider how they themselves fit into British Society.

It was an informative and enlightening session as stories were exchanged with all those present. 

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