William Burton

William Burton is the editor of BajanThings.com and is Peter Burton's cousin. William and Peter started BajanThings in December 2014. The BajanThings.com website reflects William's three loves: preserving handed down Bajan history, hiking and international travel.

Hurricane Ivan 2004 - Grenada

Hurricane Ivan 2004 – Emergency radio service in Grenada

Grenada is a volcanic island of 90,000 people that is a major producer of nutmeg, cloves and other spices.  Its known as the “Spice Island”. On Tuesday 7th September 2004 Grenada was was struck by Hurricane Ivan (a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale). For nearly 12 hours the island was subjected to storm

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Mac Fingall 1966

Crop Over 1988 – Mac Fingall

One Night in a Calypso Tent Crop Over circa 1988. Imagine a gymnasium, standing room only with Untouchables, RPB, Bumba, Duke Check-e.d. Shirt WBB, Ras Iley, Miss B, De Devil, Prince Yellow pouring out sweet Calypso and Ragga Soca. Mac Fingall as M.C. keeping it hot between each performer. The audience enjoying every moment. Ready

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Fountain Square Barbados

Ben’s Spring

Ben’s Spring is one of the fresh water springs that flow from the base of the upper coral rock terrace that make up the centre of the island. These coral rocks were the first to rise above the sea 1 to 2 million years ago. In 1860 the Barbados Government decided that it was time

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HAPR Project delict space gun

High Altitude Research Project (HARP) 1962 – 1967

The High Altitude Research Project (HARP) space gun was set up at Paragon just to the east of the runway of what was then Seawell Airport – the brainchild of Canadian ballistics scientist Dr. Gerald Bull and jointly funded by McGill University, Canada and the USA Army Research and Development Center. The HARP project was

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The old Kensington Oval, Barbados

The old Kensington Oval, Barbados – RIP

The Kensington Oval in Barbados is one of the world’s famous cricket grounds and every cricketer wants to play test cricket there. Many a historic match took place on the Mecca as it was called. For many years I organised a group of 10 to 20 friends when England, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, India or South Africa

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