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The Jamboree Origins

In early 2008, having expanded my Facebook friends list with many Maliphants, I said to Victoria Maliphant (who lives in Kidwelly [##49015]):

“I wonder how many Maliphants we could get together in the same place at the same time?”.
Her reply was “I dare you to try” (or something close to that).
Challenge accepted!

Whilst planning my response to that challenge, I decided to use the term Jamboree because the word was used in the early 20th century (prior to its use in Scouting) to refer to “a lavish or boisterous celebration or party”, which seemed appropriate 🙂 .

So that’s how the 2009 Jamboree came to be, and 32 people were there on the day.
However, before the day was done, people were saying to me “you are going to do this again next year aren’t you?”

I was left little choice, so it became an annual event.
Here is a list of all the Jamborees that have taken place:

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1stAugust 1st 2009The Beaufort Arms, BristolReportPhotosMap
2ndAugust 14th 2010The Beaufort Arms, BristolReportPhotosMap
3rdAugust 20th 2011Upton Castle, CoshestonReportPhotosMap
4thJuly 21st 2012The Bay Brasserie, MumblesReportPhotosMap
5thAugust 3rd 2013Masons Arms, KidwellyReportPhotosMap
6thAugust 9th 2014Caeffatri Bar & Grill, BridgendReportPhotosMap
7thAugust 8th 2015Upton Castle, CoshestonReportPhotosMap
8thAugust 13th 2016Prince of Wales, PorthyrhydReportPhotosMap
9thAugust 12th 2017Gwyn Arms, GlyntaweReportPhotosMap
10thAugust 11th 2018Old Kings Arms Hotel, PembrokeReportPhotosMap
11thAugust 10th 2019Abercrave Inn, AbercrafReportPhotosMap
August 8th 2020The Great Pub in the SkyReportPhotosMap
12thAugust 7th 2021Probably in Wales (t.b.a.)ReportPhotosMap