On December 12th 2010 The Memory Tree website was launched at a special celebration event attended by the contributing groups who helped to bring the project to life. As part of the celebration we were privileged to have the great Cyrille Regis O.B.E. who gave an inspirational talk, after which he was interviewed by members of the contributing groups about his life. We are proud to present the final edited version of this interview here, and we hope that you will find it interesting.
Cyrille Regis is, of course, best known as the first black captain of the England Football team, and is beloved by supporters of West Bromwich Albion, for whom he remains one of their favourite star players. A truly inspirational man, who’s insights into what it was like moving to Great Britain from French Guiana in the 1960′s are fascinating.
We would like to thank him for his contribution to this site, and wish him well with all his future endeavours.
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Contributors to the Our Roots Project from the public group