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Events 2011


EPR 2011 NEWSLETTER

Together Again!

The words went out on the streets that EPR 2011 will happen, same time, same place for the second consecutive year. Many who were clearly disappointed to have missed 2010`s event were destined to party with friends and colleagues at this event.

Due to the impetus, feedback and vision of EPR a group of us decided to form a committee, http://epreunion.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56:newsletter&catid=34:latest-news that would share the weight of commitment required to foster the growth of this event. The committee met on many occasions with rewarding results in formulating a structure for the way forward. The talent and enthusiasm of individuals on the committee was clear to see by their attitude, actions and results.

,The Pavilion, Moor Lane, Birmingham http://www.thepavilion.co.uk/ ticked every box regarding cost, space and security so we decided that all roads would lead to this venue for the second year for EPR 2011.

 

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EPR Committee left to right: Wayne Howell, Ken Straun, Griff Griffith, Happy Davidson, Don Campbell,

Ossie Osbourne, Annette Erskine & Sherry Mcpherson

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Yes ladies and gents this is were it starts

Although many guests pre-booked, many others turned up on the night with various reasons for not being able to make a commitment in advance. However, the committee did its best to cater for all in every way possible so that everyone would have a fulfilling night.

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Evening All!

Tony & Joyce Sayers saying hello

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Greetings old chaps!

Wayne Howell, Brian Phillips,.....& Wife........

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Really? Yes!

Happy & Karen

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Ladies and gents!

As always, once the fun and laughter starts discipline goes. I say again............

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Barry Kelly entertaining the ladies

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Beauty personified

This is surly what it is all about. Meeting up again, 10, 20, 30 or dare I say it, 40 years later and the radiance is still there for all to see.

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Guttersloh Days

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Laarbruch Days

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Retake of a photo from the old days at Bruggen (5 from 15 people)

PLEASE NOTE:

All photos used in this newsletter were taken by Dr Vanley Burke and individuals who kindly sent some of them to me. Please see the Gallery for majority of the photos taken at this event.

If you have photos of this event please send them to me where possible and I will include appropriate ones in this newsletter and the Gallery, particullarly of people dancing.

 

Including in the programme on the night was a raffle, and 4 catergories of awards. There were several raffle prizes but the top one was a trip for two to Jamaica.  Many thanks to all committee members who donated the prizes and a special thanks to Wayne & Voilet Howell for donating the top prize,

The 4 categories of awards were:

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1st to arrive on the night - Barry Kelly - bottle of wine

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1st to pay for event in full - Sharon(second year in a row) 2 bottles of Champain

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Youngest ex-Service Person at EPR 2011 - Nigel (Slix) Ford - bottle of wine

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Oldest Ex-Service Person at EPR 2011 - Frank (Frankie) Francis was presented with EPR Mascot (Walking stict called Sir Windrush) and a bottle of rum to take away.

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Raffle Prize Winner - Ron Arneau

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Raffle Prize winner - Sharon Senior

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Raffle Prize Winner - Gerard Francois

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Top Raffle Prize Winner on the night - (Left) Noel(Reg) Denny - a trip for 2 to Jamaica.

All raffle prizes were donated by  members of the EPR Committee.  A BIG thanks to all.

The DJ encouraged our dancing feet to merge on the dance floor,going way back in time with the music. It was clear to see that people were rocking to the beat whilst going down memory lane.

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Lloyd is in another world?  Like the sign says, Fatal attraction!!!!

Who said there isn’t heaven on earth?

Many thanks to Dr Vanley Burke for giving us his very valuable time in providing  numerous photos of Event 2010 & 2011. For decades he has photographed and document the history of black people as can be seen by following this link:  http://www.connectinghistories.org.uk/collections/vanley_burke.asp

There were up to 100 people attended on the night. With feedback from questionnaires and a guest book at the event its clear to see that the evening was a success.

For Summary of EPR Questionnaire Analysis Click:http://epreunion.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57:epr-questionnaire&catid=34:latest-news

A cheque for £150 being presented to Rachel McFee, Centre Manager of OSCAR Sandwell, by EPR Committee Member Sherry McPherson

 

 

The committee have created a badge to the represent our EPR identity:

 

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The attachment of the badge will be in the form of a `Tiepin`, costing hopefully approximately £2.50.  There will be one off production version of this badge dated 2010 to commemorate the inaugural event of EPR.  All other productions will not be dated.

 

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Sunday, 15 January 2012 21:45

50th Anniversary Ball

 

BARBADOS- BRITISH MILITARY VETERANS

 

 

INVITES YOU TO THIER

 

50TH ANNIVERSARY

 

BLACK & WHITE GALA BALL

 

SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2012

 

7.00PM (19.00 HOURS) UNTIL 01.00 AM (01.00 HOURS)

 

@ INTERNATIONAL BANQUET HALL

 

CASA GRANDE, OLDBURY, ST. PHILIP

 

BARBADOS

 

FINE DINING and DANCING

 

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT

 

DRESS CODE:  FORMAL & BEST DRESS UNIFORM

 

Contribution BDS. $ 135.00 (all inclusive)

 

 

Information: Tel: William (Oszye) Osbourne 12464238706// 2523784

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Delbert Nurse 1246 428 6984// 2360141

Kelvin Holford 1246 438 6722// 432 9156

 

 

 

 

 

 

BARBADOS- BRITISH MILITARY VETERANS

 

Dear friends,

 

I am writing to you wishing all a prosperous, safe and healthy 2012.

 

This is to notify you of our planned celebrations in May 2012, for the young men that left our island Barbados in the months March to June 1962 for the adventure of a military life in the United Kingdom.

 

We are also giving thanks for all our brothers and sisters that served in the armed forces.  This is an opportunity to rekindle old friendships, now that we are reaching a time in our lives when the memories are fading.

 

We, the now old sweats are hoping that those that know of the celebrations will pass on the information to those that at present we do have any contact information.

 

All of us that are residing back home are looking forward to welcoming as many of you that can get here. We are hoping that you will make every effort to come and see our amazing homeland and us.

 

Come in from the cold and enjoy the sea, sun and sand.

On the night of the event if you do not wish to go home, the hotel is giving a room to sleep 4 for the cost of BDS$200.00/ night.

 

Please use the contact information and do not hesitate to contact any of us or any one that you know here.

Send to me any of the fellows that you know, addresses, telephone numbers or Email, and I will make every effort to contact them.

 

Here are some names that we wish to contact: Orville Skinner. Carlyle Nicholls. Julian Nelson. Richard (Snowy) Weekes. Oliver Maloney. Nat Walters. Deacon Walters. Jeff Griffiths. Oliver Wilkinson

 

Please see the attached flyer.

 

Best regards

 

William (Oszye) Osbourne

Organiser

 

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