Ambassador of Peru to the UK, Juan Carlos Gamarra Skeels (centre), with Cllr Sharon Addis (Wingham PC Chairman), Kerry Coltham (Wingham PC Clerk), Steve Sheath (St Mary's Churchwarden) and Revd Stefan Thomas (local Priest and Army Chaplain). Photo credit: Gareth Wnters

Wingham was very fortunate to receive a visit from the Embassy of Peru and members of the Defence Attache's Office on Wednesday 11 August 2021 in order to carry out a wreath laying ceremony before the plaque of General William Miller inside St Mary's Church. This is in relation to a series of activities to commemorate the Bicentennial of the Independence of Peru.

Plaque inside St Marys Church, Wingham

The short service, conducted by Revd Stefan Thomas, included a brief history of General Miller's life and his connection with Wingham where he was born in 1795.

The Embassy of Peru have included some pictures of the visit on their facebook page, HERE

A few more pictures of the visit (All photos kindly shared by Gareth Winters):-

The Ambassador very kindly also donated a book on General Miller to the village:-

Gareth Winters, WCN Editor, wrote an article on the event with photos for the October Community Newsletter. Please see page two of the WCN below

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