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Month of events for Landship’s 150 years


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THE Barbados Landship kicked off its month-long celebrations to mark its 150th anniversary yesterday.
Following a scaled-down opening ceremony, the dock in Licorish Village and the entire street was open for all-day celebrations. There was karaoke, a concert in the late evening and various stalls with food, drinks and other knick-knacks to satisfy the various tastes of patrons.
The mostly young members of the Landship will perform around 11 this morning when the two days of festivities resume.
In one of the main rooms of the dock there is a mounted exhibition that chronicles the history of the movement.
Events administrator Theodore King told the SATURDAY SUN other activities would include a ten-day run of a play titled House Of Landship at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed on October 18, a lecture at Solidarity House on October 23, and a Landship Splash at Queen’s Park on October 26.
King said a plaque to commemorate the movement’s 150th anniversary would be unveiled during the Splash.
There will be service at the Queen’s Park Steel Shed on October 27 and events conclude with visits to the gravesites of Sir Clyde Gollop and two others. Landship chaplain Canon Noel Burke will officiate at these visits. (YB)


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