These councils in turn elected six chiefs as unofficial members of the Legislative Council. Most areas of the Park is fairly flat but the area where our caravans and Cleavewood House are located is hilly so you may not be able to get from one side to the other without the use of a car if you have limited mobility. But you will need to bring a few things along with you: Why not pack your swimming costumes and towels in a separate bag so that if you arrive early before your Holiday Home is ready you can head straight for the pool? Or head to the beach, it's also voted England's best and just a 5 minute drive by car or go green and take our bus. We commit to running as much as possible during your stay where it is safe to do so always adhering to Government and industry guidelines. For the Golden Coast Holiday Park follow the road around to the left and you will arrive at the Park on your left. Gold, which initially brought Europeans to the Gold Coast, remained in the hands of Africans until the 1890s. [80][72], In the meantime, the British became interested in the broad areas north of Asante, known generally as the Northern Territories. Subscribe to receive our latest special offers: Inspiration delivered right to your doormat. As the country developed economically, the focus of government power gradually shifted from the hands of the governor and his officials into those of Ghanaians. You'll banish boredom this holiday! [78] Once the asantehene and his council had been exiled, the British appointed a resident commissioner to Asante, who was given both civil and criminal jurisdiction over the territories. Golden Coast Holiday Park, Station Road, Woolacombe, EX34 7HW. [135], With elected members in a decisive majority, Ghana had reached a level of political maturity unequaled anywhere in colonial Africa. By the mid-1930s, however, a gradual rapprochement between chiefs and intellectuals had begun. [135], Notwithstanding their call for elected representation as opposed to a system whereby the governor appointed council members, these nationalists insisted that they were loyal to the British Crown and that they merely sought an extension of British political and social practices to Africans. Grant (known as Paa Grant), R. A. Awoonor-Williams, Eric Ato Nkrumah (all lawyers except for Grant, who was a wealthy businessman), and others, the leadership of the organisation called for the replacement of chiefs on the Legislative Council with educated persons. [9] Traditional techniques of panning and shaft mining, however, yielded only limited output. Baten drew a long run trend that included the experience of the pre-colonial, colonial and post-independence era. He received further training in the United States at Lincoln University and at the University of Pennsylvania. [131] In the 1890s, some members of the educated coastal elite organised themselves into the Aborigines' Rights Protection Society to protest a land bill that threatened traditional land tenure. The manner in which politics were then conducted was to change after Kwame Nkrumah created his Convention People's Party (CPP) in June 1949. Nonetheless, although the CPP agreed to work within the new constitutional order, the structure of government that existed in 1951 was certainly not what the CPP preferred. In practice, however, British efforts to usurp more and more judicial authority were so successful that in the 1850s they considered establishing European courts in place of traditional African ones. [134] Even though the delegation was not received in London (on the grounds that it represented only the interests of a small group of urbanised Africans), its actions aroused considerable support among the African elite at home. It was replaced by the African Company of Merchants, which led the British trading efforts into the early 19th century. [172] The ministries of defence, external affairs, finance, and justice were still controlled by British officials who were not responsible to the legislature. From 1914 to 1918, the Gold Coast Regiment served with distinction in battles against German forces in Cameroon and in the long East Africa campaign. [181] The British trusteeship, the western portion of the former German colony, had been linked to the Gold Coast since 1919 and was represented in its parliament. The constitution of 1954 ended the election of assembly members by the tribal councils. [166][153], The constitution of 1951 resulted from the report of the Coussey Committee, created because of disturbances in Accra and other cities in 1948. The volume of trade reportedly increased threefold. [91], In 1925 provincial councils of chiefs were established in all three territories of the colony, partly to give the chiefs a colony-wide function. [12] In 1821 the British government withdrew their charter and seized privately held lands along the coast. The British had abolished the Atlantic slave trade but kept the institution in its colonies until 1834. [31], By the late 19th century, the British, through conquest or purchase, occupied most of the forts along the coast. In keenly contested elections, the CPP won 57 per cent of the votes cast, but the fragmentation of the opposition gave the CPP every seat in the south as well as enough seats in Asante, the Northern Territories, and the Trans-Volta Region to hold a two-thirds majority of the 104 seats. These were the Gold Coast itself, Ashanti, the Northern Territories Protectorate and the British Togoland trust territory. [69][33], Military confrontations between Asante and the Fante contributed to the growth of British influence on the Gold Coast. Four heated pools including one outdoors with thrilling slides, Surfing simulator and ropes course for adrenaline seekers, Lots of all-weather activities and entertainment for all ages, Traditional Devon pub with adventure play area, Dogs permitted on pitches in Paddock only, Either pack your own bed linen or hire it in advance – linen is included in our Holiday Homes when you book direct. The Northern Territories were proclaimed a British protectorate in 1902. MacCarthy's encouragement of coastal opposition to Asante and the subsequent 1824 British military attack further indicated to Asante leaders that the Europeans, especially the British, did not respect Asante.