BRIGHTON BLACK HISTORY – DAY TRIP - Saturday 19/6/2010
Tickets are now on sale for our Midsummer Trip to the Seaside... at bargain prices, and with Black History included!
Black History tour of the Brighton and Hove Black History Group will provide a FREE Black History tour of the town centre.
You can find out about ‘‘Dr Brighton’ – Sake Dean Mahomed, who served in the English East India Company Bengal Army and whose Baths & curry house were famous 200 years ago and about Queen Victoria’s African god-daughter.
There is also the option of visiting the Indian Army exhibition at the Royal Pavilion (£4.75 - 50% discount), before spending time on the beach or exploring the famous Brighton shops and attractions.
BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT:
£8 adults, £6 concessions (includes NBHA members), £4 children under 16.
Leave Doddridge Centre, Northampton promptly at 8am, return around 8.30 pm, on Saturday 19 June. (If interested ask about the coach picking up from Wellingborough).
To book contact: NBHA or Phone: 01604 590967 for further details.
Mary Seacole Wreath Laying Service – TRIP TO LONDON - Saturday 8/5/2010
In association with Heritage Lives, tickets are now on sale for a coach trip to attend the Mary Seacole wreath laying service in London on Sat 8 May and includes lunch.
This is an annual event organised by the Mary Seacole Memorial Association and the Royal College of Nursing. The Service will be at 11am in the Roman Catholic Chapel in St Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, and lunch will be provided at St Mark’s Church Hall.
£12 adults, £11 concessions (includes NBHA members), £10 children under 16.
To book contact: NBHA
Phone: 01604 590967 for further details.
WE WERE THERE... REMEMBERING THOSE WHO SERVED - Wednesday 3/3/2010
On Wed 3rd March 2010 Northamptonshire Black History Association is proud to host a national exhibition created by the Ministry of Defence.
The We Were There exhibition highlights the important contribution made by Britain’s ethnic communities to defence.
It helps to promote better understanding between communities by showing how men and women from Africa, Asia, the West Indies and other Commonwealth countries fought and served alongside British forces during many major conflicts.
For students of history and citizenship, the exhibition offers a wider and more inclusive perspective of our military past. It demonstrates how people from different religions, races, and cultures came together at times of great social, political, military and geographical change to help create and then defend the British Empire and democratic freedom. What has surprised many people is that most of those who served from the colonies were volunteers, including the whole of the Indian Army.
The modern armed forces section illustrates how the qualities of commitment, professionalism and bravery, exhibited in the past, continue today.
NBHA would like to invite ex-service personnel, individuals and community groups to take an active part in the 4 day event.
If you would like to get involved please contact NBHA or call 01604 590967. Click here to download a leaflet.
This free exhibition is open:
Wed (3rd) - 1pm to 4pm
Thurs (4th) & Fri (5th) - 10am to 4pm
Thurs (4th) - 6pm to 8pm
Sat (6th) - 10am to 1pm