In September last year, the Commonwealth Plaque Trust put up its first plaque to commemorate the 'Three W's' of West Indies Cricket. One of those great cricketers, Sir Everton Weekes, turns 94 today.
Mike Read, the former Radio 1 disc jockey, has admirably turned his hand to commemorating heroes of the Commonwealth.
Read is chairman of the Commonwealth Plaque Trust and the British Plaque Trust. In September, the Commonwealth Plaque Trust put up its first plaque, to commemorate the ‘Three Ws’ of West Indies cricket: Sir Frank Worrell, Sir Clyde Walcott and Sir Everton Weekes. All three were born in Bridgetown, Barbados.
Walcott and Worrell are sadly no longer with us. But Weekes – along with the great Sir Garfield Sobers, Sir Wesley Hall and Sir Charlie Griffith – were all there to unveil the plaque to the Three Ws at the Kensington Oval in Barbados. The plaque is inscribed with the words ‘Commonwealth Plaque Trust’ as opposed to ‘British Plaque Trust’ on the original blue plaques.
The plan is to extend the commemorative scheme across the Commonwealth.
Three cheers for the Three Ws!