These beaded craft creations done by Detective Constable Allison Bryan were just a few of the items on display at the RBPF talent expo. (J. Carrington/BGIS)

Several people were impressed by the talent of members of the Royal Barbados Police Force (RBPF) on display at the inaugural expo, held at the Police Sports Club, Weymouth, St. Michael.

There was a steady stream of pedestrian traffic yesterday as patrons viewed clothing, beaded craft and jewellery, mounted photography, crochet, cakes and pastries, calligraphy, a wreath made from wine bottle stoppers, and much more.

Main organiser of the event, Detective Constable Allison Bryan, said she was pleased with the response to the displays.  “It has been very successful …  The response from the public and members of the force was tremendous.  Everyone that came thought it was a lovely event and they are looking forward to next year’s event being bigger and better.”

She commended her colleagues for their efforts in putting on the expo and expressed deep appreciation to all who supported her in making the venture a success.

Meanwhile, Constable Bradley Benskin, who is attached to the RBPF’s Public Relations Department, was pleased to show off several pieces of his photographs of scenes across Barbados.

He explained that as a roving photographer his aim is to capture aspects of Barbados’ heritage before it disappears.  “We started to lose a lot, so I decided to capture some of this before we lose it all.  When you go back and look at those pictures, you then realise just how much Barbados has changed, and how far we have come.”            

Some of the pieces on display included an old Bedford truck laden with sugar cane, two roosters perched on a “paling” with the sunset in the background, an image of the sculpture at the Rock Hall Freedom Village, and sunset on the ridge at Atlantic Shores.

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