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In 2022 the North Wales Jamaica Society is focussing on
our reparation work and research in Pennants, Jamaica,
while developing school and community links 


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You are invited to our next regular Open Meeting on Zoom will be on

Saturday 6th May  - at 2pm UK /  8.00am in JA

when we will be joined again by some of our colleagues and friends
in Pennants,  the Institute of Jamaica, the Jamaica Memory Bank, 
and colleagues from the Jamaica Wales Alliance,
Jamaica Heritage Links, Learning Links International,
Rotary Clubs of Bangor and May Pen, and the Coxwain Historical Group.


 

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting of the North Wales Jamaica Society.


Time: May 7, 2022 14:00 London / 8:00 Kingston

Click here to join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85964139132?pwd=cVVqaTNSSDkyd3puWUNxWWJmR3NhZz09

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Last Month:

Dr Jose Andres Fernandes Montes de Oca from the University of Costa Rica joined us to make a presentation from his recently completed PhD Dissertation, about the successful tenants rent strike held by local people in Pennants District, Clarendon, Jamaica, against Lord Penrhyn in 1938.

This led to pressure on the Douglas Pennant family to sell their remaining estates / plantations in Jamaica by 1940, so that local people could buy a plot and settle down.

The North Wales Jamaica Society has been working with the local community in Pennants, Clarendon, to explore story of the strike leader Robert Rumble, along with a range of support activities for the local school and community, also working with the local Rotary Club. 

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For more information email: lizmillman@yahoo.co.uk

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Check out NWJS Update  - November 2021 here 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The NWJS Annual Windrush Day Conference

- was held this year on Zoom on Sunday 20th June 2021

at 3.00pm (UK) and 9.00am (Jamaica) 

For more information Click Here 

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The North Wales Jamaica Society holds an open meeting on the first Saturday of the Month - we are currently trying an afternoon meeting at 2pm  which will be an easier time for our Jamaica based colleagues to join. Bring your own tea and cakes / breakfast!

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Our meeting on Saturday 1st May and was well attended by folks in North Wales, Clarendon, Jamaica and other parts of the world! 

 

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On Sat 6th March we explored the interesting history of the Tennants Strike in Pennants, in 1938 which was led by Robert Rumble, which caused the land settlement which enabled people to buy land previously ‘owned’ by the wealthy Pennant family. 

We also visited Pennants with a showcase of photos taken by Clifford Headley. 

 

 

And we carried on getting to know one another and explain the new NWJS approach 

You are welcome to contact us through this website - Contact Us

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We were delighted to welcome David Triggs, the President of the London based Henry George Foundation, as our guest. This is the organisation that helped the tenants in the Pennants community in Clarendon, Jamaica, to succeed in their challenge to their unreasonable landowner - Lord Penrhyn. 

 Click Here to find out about the Pennants History Community Research Project on www.spanglefish.com/pennantshistory

Please use Contact Us if you have any queries, contributions or ideas - we would like you to join us in our activities and research.

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The last NWJS Open Meeting on Sat 5th December was held in partnership with Jamaica Heritage Links 

10.30 for 11.00  > prepare your Saturday Soup ... and catch up with friends!

11.00 - 12.00 > update on NWJS plans and the Pennants Project

12.00 - 12.50 > 'Those were the days..... ' memories of Jamaican 2000 activities and achievents, with a Quiz prepared by one of our younger members Kiya.

12.50 > .....  moving on with plans for 'Jamaica Heritage Links'

1.00 > your Saturday Soup should be ready to enjoy with friends!

The North Wales Jamaica Societry is joining with UK Charity 'Jamaica 2000/Jamaiaca Heritage Links' for conference with a difference, sponsored by Learning Links International and 'Promoting our Heritge'. 

The Zoom recording link is:

https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/_a7CVqiBjVxrIRA7FrIR0xf_t5zVrqCAcyMi3otj16eFYEqR4g4r45pgKzYIf_aD.RK2qxT288DrrXxgt

It starts part way through Caroine Sansome's presentation about Penrhyn Castle.

 

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