2010 Albanian Heritage Day: Parmour House
On 24th June 2010 an Albanian Heritage Day was held at Parmoor House to mark
the 70th anniversary of the arrival of King Zog and his family in England during
their wartime exile.
It was attended by about 130 people, who came from all over England and some from Europe. King Zog's grandson HRH Prince Leka II came with his fiancee Elia Zaharia. They visited children at Frieth School and then unveiled a blue plaque on Parmoor House. The British Inspectors of King Zog's Gendarmerie were represented by two great-nieces of General Jocelyn Percy: Jennifer Pembleton and Juliet Murray; and David Oakley-Hill whose father
D.R. Oakley-Hill worked for General Percy in King Zog's Gendarmerie in the 1930s.
The day included speeches, an exhibition of information, a lunch and the book launch
of "A Royal Exile" which tells the story of King Zog and his exile at Parmoor House.