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.
A shot to the King and Reverend Nicholls.
Near shot of King.
Another near shot of Reverend Nicholls.
Timothy Richards presents silver plate to King.
Reverend Nicholls presents the group to the King. (sev. shots.)
A shot of one of the ladies who accompanied the group shakes hands with the King.
King shakes hands with Reverend Nicholls and leaves the hall.
A scene of the group during dinner in Islamic College.
A shot of Bell Easter Brock, Michael Irving and Pritcher Sharp at the dinner.
BBC Correspondent speaking with Reverend Nicholls.
Reverend Nicholls speaking.
A shot of the boys, Christopher Woodcock, Stafford Whiteman, Simon Doyle and David Yandell.
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Background: 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.