When the past met the present

Boys of British Army standing beside a veteran who served in the Warwickshire’s

On Sun 7 Aug 2011, a Service of Praise and Thanksgiving on the Occasion of The 49th Anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence was held at the New Testament Church of God, Lozells, Birmingham UK.

It was a privilege to meet a few of the boys currently serving in the British Army standing alongside a veteran who served in the Warwickshire’s. 

The old and the young united in a common goal; to serve and protect the ‘Mother Country’ - men from Jamaica, Ghana and Zimbabwe.

Charity Cricket Day Event

West Indies Regiment

Another successful day sharing stories and new ideas. Picture shows Alisha Evans, Councillor Peter Douglas Osborn, Debbie Gooding and John Evans - The Royal British Legion, and holding the Colours the son of a Windrush Pioneer.

Alisha and John revealed their Commonwealth family connection and have promised to share their historic links to Britain following their planned trip back to Fiji later this month.

Happy Independence Day, Jamaica

Happy Independence Day, Jamaica

Independence Day is celebrated in Jamaica each year on 6th August. It is the celebration of the date in 1962 when Jamaica gained full independence from Great Britain.

Thanks to ITV1 (UK) for showing the first James Bond film today, Dr No, where Secret Service agent 007 goes to Jamaica… The film was released in 1962.

Charity Cricket Day





All proceeds to: ABF The Soldiers ' Charity, The Royal British Legion and The British Association for Cricketers with Disabilities

Sunday 7th August 2011, Bournville Cricket Club, Birmingham. Gates open at 12 noon.

Making this a better world.

Despite information being easily accessible through media coverage and the internet, the reason why Britain has such a diverse cultural population is still widely unknown.

For many years contributions and support given to Britain by West Indians and other Nations of the former Empire has been overlooked and kept out of the public domain. But not any longer!

The WAWI project was founded in 2009 with the publication of our book ' Why are West Indians in this Country?' Unlike many publications of this type it does not mark the end of our research but the beginning.

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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