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Government of Jamaica



Grand Opening – Wilton Gardens Train Park | POSTPONED – NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED

Via Zoom. Meeting ID: 832 8563 2267 | Passcode: 534481


Date: Feb 25, 2021
Organiser: Planning Institute of Jamaica Community Renewal Programme (PIOJ-CRP)

Out of the pain wrought on so many lives by the Kendal Train Crash of 1957, something good is emerging.

From the 1960s to this day, the children of Wilton Gardens have grown up playing in and around the locomotive from that crash as the engine was placed there in recognition of the number of persons from Trench Town who perished on that day.

The residents have now organized themselves to create a heritage site with the former Jamaica Railway Corporation locomotive as its centrepiece. An extension of the storied history of Trench Town that continues to offer inspiration through cultural objects that in stillness, continue to teach our history.

You are invited to support the community by joining the Grand Opening of the Wilton Gardens Train Park, 2PM, Thursday February 25, present your boarding credentials on the Zoom Internet platform.

Already on board are: Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF); Poverty Reduction Programme; Planning Institute of Jamaica Community Renewal Programme; the Social Development Commission (SDC); and the Delegation of the European Union.