Best wishes 2017
Reading Community Carnival procession on Monday 29th May 2017.
BAFA (Reading) is planning to take part in the Reading Community Carnival procession on Monday 29th May 2017.
Why not come along and join us?
Participants will be provided with a BAFA (Reading) 50th Independence T-Shirt (subject to demand). If you are interested in being part of the procession, please send an e-mail to email@example.com
Sadly the honourable Mr Rupert Ramsay who recently surpassed
his century (one of our oldest Bajans in Reading)has passed away.
He was a deeply religious family man who knew the King James bible from back to front. He was a known in the church at all levels as he took up many prominent positions within the church over the years.
A man of wisdom who will be missed by his family and friends.
We are humbled to have had him amongst us, RIP Mr Rupert Ramsay
The 'Our Journey so Far' documentary was screened on 29th April at Asantewa House to an audience that included the Barbados High Commissioner and the Mayor of Reading.
Here's a sample of some of the feedback we received...
'An excellent insight to the stories of some of the elder and their experiences'
'Very insightful story for the Bajan community. Provided a strong feeling of community and togetherness'
'Brought back memories of listening to Mum and Dad's accounts of their experiences'
BAFA (Reading) is pleased to announce that you can now purchase copies of the DVD for £5 collected or £6 including postage and packaging (price quoted assumes postage to UK addresses).
Please contact George on 07930473291 to obtain your copy.
Community shout out
Mr Ozzie Smith is looking for a long lost relative
The name that was used was Jack Smith. He was
deported from Long Island NY (Sheepshead Bay) in 1956, back to Barbados. He was a cook at the Lundies Restaurant.
My grandmother's name was Essie Smith.
Attached is a picture of him.
If you can help the contact details are
Ozzie Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Q in the Community and A LIL BIT A BIM.
Adults £8 and children over 10 is
Coach from Reading.
Coach fare is £20 Adult BAFA members, £23 Adult non-members and £13.50p Children under 16 .
Pick up points are Tilehurst Triangle 09.00 am Norcot Junction opposite Reading retail park on the Oxford Road 09.10 am and Russell Street 09.20 am
Q In the Community
A Lil Bit of Bim
In Coventry on the Sunday 28th May 2017.
Come and join the BAFA coach leaving from Reading to attend this event.
More details to follow.
Congratulations! 100 years old Rupert Ramsey received his card from the Queen
Thanks to all that attended our 50th Independence Dinner and Dance
BAFA 50th Independence and BAFA Barbados T-Shirts now available
Concessions for BAFA members.
Shirts can be purchased for £10
contact Rio -07740564233
Thank you to those of you who attended the Artefacts Roadshow events at Reading Museum in recent months.
On three occasions we displayed historical items that were used ‘back home’ before Barbadians moved to Reading in the 50s and 60s.
The High Commissioner Mr Guy Hewitt recently attended the Artefacts Roadshows to enjoy the display and here are some comments from visitors:
“This was a lovely display of artefacts but the conversations with the people made the visit, an event – thank you”
“Very informative – the artefacts and photographs with the text underneath paint a whole picture of the time and place”
“Awesome experience talking to the team –a walk down memory lane – thank you”
We have exciting news to announce about a Museum display and cultural extravaganza so watch this space.
You can always keep up to date via our website: http://www.bafa-reading.org.uk/
please refer to bafa heritage project tab at the top of the page for full details and event dates
Bafa working in the community. well done jenny and the team
West Indies men and women t20 champions 2016
THANKS TO THE LEEDS BUILDING SOCIETY FOR THE FINANCIAL PRESENTATION AT OUR OGM LAST NIGHT
PRESENTING BAFA WITH A CHEQUE
TOWARDs OUR UP AND COMING
BARBADOS DAY CELEBRATION IN READING
BAFA BARBADOS 2015 INDEPENDenCE DINNER AND DANCE
Bafa have DONATED
TO THE ALZHEIMER'S SOCIETY UK
COLLECTED FROM ITS RAFFLE AND LOCAL FUNDRAISING CONTRIBUTIONS
Barbados and Friends Association (Reading)
Corporate Communications, Ground Floor South ,
Tel: 07889 641600 - Chair person
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