During 2022 the North Wales Jamaica Society has been focussing on developing ways to establish links with the community in Pennants, Jamaica, working on reseach into our shared history and our reparation work
while developing school and community links.
Our plans for 2023 are to continue to support our current work and also to support the Jamaica Wales Aliance with the TAITH project.
You are invited to our next regular NWJS Open Meeting on Zoom
on Saturday 3rd December 2022 at 2.00pm in UK and 8am in Jamaica
The Direct Zoom link is:
We will provide an update on the TAITH Pathway 2 application
There was also be an NWJS Open Meeting meeting on
Saturday 26th November at 2.00pm in UK and 8am in Jamaica
This is for teachers from Jamaica and Wales to meet and intoduce themselves, on starting the Taith journey and exploring developing links with Jamaica.
Saturday 4th November 2022
We welcomed folks from around the world including a number of people from Pennants.
Lorna Thomas from the Pennants Community Research Team, who told us about the story of Robert Rumble, Liz Millman shared the research so far.
Saturday 1st October 2022:
We had another great meeting - thanks to all who managed to join us
On Saturday 3rd Sept 2022 we were joined by colleagues from Jamaica and Wales
The latest NWJS Update will be posted here shortly
We were 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.
Saturday 11th June 2022 - 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.
and we will be welcoming Prof Anthony Bogues, Director,
Centre for the Study of Slavery & Justice, at Brown University, in US
sharing an update into his research about Robert Rumble’s story
Saturday 7th May 2022
Sat 2nd April
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.
For more information email: email@example.com
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
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!
Our meeting on Saturday 1st May and was well attended by folks in North Wales, Clarendon, Jamaica and other parts of the world!
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
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.
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:
It starts part way through Caroine Sansome's presentation about Penrhyn Castle.