Peter Burton

Peter Burton maintains the BajanThings website. He is William Burton's cousin. Peter writes the occasional BajanThings post.

CNS Cornwallis torpedo damage

Torpedoing of the Cornwallis in Carlisle Bay, Barbados, 11th September 1942: 75th Anniversary

The torpedoing of the Cornwallis in Carlisle Bay, Barbados on the afternoon of Friday 11th September 1942 by German U-Boat 514 is remembered by older Bajans as the dark day in 1942 when World War II reached Barbados’ shores. The 75th anniversary of the torpedoing of the CNS Cornwallis in Carlisle Bay was Monday 11th …

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Horatio Nelson, Trafalgar Square, Bridgetown, Barbados

Lord Nelson’s statue – Bridgetown, Barbados

The statue of Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson in Barbados was unveiled in Bridgetown on 22nd March 1813.  It was sculpted from bronze by Sir Richard Westmacott.  It is considered an excellent likeness of the British Admiral. Very soon after his victory and subsequent death at Cape Trafalgar in 1805, plans were made in Barbados to …

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Hong Kong Sevens 2014

Bajan & Trini sports ambassadors – HK Sevens, March 2014

Barbados and Trinidad both had teams competing at the 2014 Hong Kong Sevens.  Both teams were knocked out in the qualifier round.  That didn’t matter.  It was just a joy to see Barbados and Trinidad competing on the international stage. The Bajan team were a mixture of local boys and British boys whose parents or …

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Bajan Hot Pepper Sauce

Bajan Hot Pepper Sauce

Bajan hot pepper sauce is served with everything in Barbados. Recipes and preferences vary and like Bajan Seasoning each cook or family has their own “secret” recipe. Bajan hot pepper sauce is of a thick consistency with a bright yellow colour that is flecked with pieces of red Barbados Bonney hot peppers. At first taste …

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Delish Bajan Seasoning

Bajan Seasoning

Bajan seasoning is found in almost every home and is the secret to the success for many mouth-watering Bajan dishes.  One of the favourite uses is to place it between the meat and skin of fish or chicken before grilling, baking, or frying. Most Bajan’s today use a ready made alternative such as:  Delish Bajan …

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Bajan rum punch

Bajan Rum Punch

One of sour, Two of sweet, Three of strong, and, Four of weak is the rhyme Bajan’s use to mix a rum punch. 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 2 cups Bajan raw cane sugar syrup (thick) 3 cups Bajan rum (Burts preference is Cockspur!) 4 cups water A few dashes of Angostura Bitters Grated …

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