• Short Summary

    A silver plate was presented to King Hussein of Jordan during a reception he gave at Basman Palace, Amman, August 10, to welcome forty-eight British boys on their arrival to attend his 19-day Angle-Jordanian Youth Camp.

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    A silver plate was presented to King Hussein of Jordan during a reception he gave at Basman Palace, Amman, August 10, to welcome forty-eight British boys on their arrival to attend his 19-day Angle-Jordanian Youth Camp.

    After the Palace reception, King Hussein accompanied his young guests - led by the Reverend John Nicholls of Nottinghan U.K. - to the nearby Islamic College, where they will join twenty-three Jordanian boys for one week's camp in the College grounds. Afterwards they are scheduled to go on to a camp on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives, from where they will visit the many surrounding holy place.

    The idea for the camp resulted from a suggestion made last years by the Reverend Nicholls to King Hussein when they met in Jerusalem. Reverend Nicholls suggested it would be a good idea if a group of typical British boys could live for two or three weeks with Jordanian boys. The King was enthusiastic, and said he would pay all expenses during their stay in Jordan.

    More than 1,000 British boys applied to go; 48 were selected. Each was responsible for raising ???70 for his own fare. This they did in a variety of ways ranging from baby-sitting to delivering newspapers and working on buildings sites. Each boy has donated a further GBP10 towards refugee work in Jordan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA6P1SUUS2NYQ8TVFEZO813JBG
    Media URN:
    VLVAA6P1SUUS2NYQ8TVFEZO813JBG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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