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.

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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Covid-19

Life after COVID19. Hope for a new world order

With the spread of the COVID-19 virus showing no sign of leaving the world any time soon it is probably premature to talk or think of life after it is gone. It appears that the necessary and common sense restrictions on gathering has slowed the infection rate and by extension the death rate. But as …

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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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