William Burton

William Burton is the editor of BajanThings.com. BajanThings.com reflects my three loves: preserving handed down Bajan history, hiking and international travel.

Richard Goddard: 1935 - 2021

Richard Goddard – 1935 to 2021

Richard Goddard tribute by William Burton I first met Richard Goddard through my parents. But it was not until the early 1980’s that I joined his Sunday morning walks which started at Union Hall where he lived at the time. Soon groups from the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme joined as part of their qualification. …

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Westward Ho! - Charles Kingsley - Engraving

How they came to Barbados and found no men therein…

Amyas Preston was an English privateer of the Elizabethan period. Preston came from Cricket, St Thomas in Somerset.   He took part in many wars and battles in support of England. Among these were the Preston Somers Expedition in 1595. The Preston–Somers expedition was a series of military actions that took place from late May till …

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Hiking in Barbados

Hiking in Barbados | Run246 | The Barbados Hiking Association

The Barbados Hiking Association Group Hikes re-commence on Sunday 6th June 2021.  Please check the Barbados Hiking Association facebook Announcement page for further information. UPDATE – 29th May 2021 from Barbados Hiking Association The resumption of scheduled Barbados Hiking Association Group Hikes start on Sunday 6th June 2021 starting at Codrington College St John at 6.00am …

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Lump of Manjak - Barbados

Manjak

The origins of Barbados and the Petroleum deposits we see in the Scotland area began about 50 million years ago and approximately 4 km below the sea level.  The rivers of South America were depositing layers of gravel, sand and organic material across the ocean floor.  The sea was populated with small marine organisms and …

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