Peter Burton

Peter Burton is part of the BajanThings crew. He is a co-editor of BajanThings.com with his cousin William Burton. Peter and William started BajanThings in December 2014 with the aim of building a website that focused on William's three loves: preserving handed down Bajan history, hiking and international travel. Peter maintains the BajanThings website and writes the occasional BajanThings post. Peter was born in Trinidad to Bajan parents. Peter's father, Jim Burton, worked in the oil industry, so as a child Peter grew up as a "third culture kid" in Trinidad, Barbados, England, Nigeria, Iran and Malta. He left Trinidad in 1970 aged 11 and went as a boarder to the Lodge School in Barbados. In 1971 he went to boarding school in England when his parents left Trinidad. His father retired to England in 1982. As an adult Peter has lived in England, Indonesia, Singapore and Hong Kong. After 20+ years in Asia, spent mainly in Hong Kong, Peter in 2014 returned to England and now lives in Surrey with his family. Peter trained as an engineer. In his early career he worked as a management consultant. Since 1998 he has worked in the field of advertising technology and programmatic advertising. Peter's day-time job is with with the start-up: SOLV Technology who have developed geo-defined advertising tools to help locate missing people and children. SOLV work with Law Enforcement Agencies, Emergency Response Agencies and Missing Persons Charities / NGOs to deliver messages that are broadcast as advertising banners within defined geographic areas on websites accepting commercial advertising.

Transitioning from a WordPress Classic theme to a WordPress Block Theme…

This is going to be a work-in-progress post trialling the move from a WordPress Classic theme (Astra Pro) to the default WordPress Block Theme – Twenty Twenty Four (TT4)… [this post is categorised as “Website Technology” so is excluded from the post page listing – but is available via the “Website Tech” or via the

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Iris Bayley at Andromeda

The Bush Teas of Barbados – Iris Bayley

It is customary for many of the inhabitants of Barbados when they are ill to use as remedies watery infusions of various plants, known as “bush teas”. If the disease has definite characteristics, such as skin rashes, swelling or pain, the infusion is applied locally, or pieces of the plant are bandaged upon the affected

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John R Archer Mayor of Battersea 1913

John Richard Archer – the first black mayor of a London borough in 1913

John Richard Archer was the first black mayor of a London Borough. In November 1913 he was elected for a one year term as Mayor of the London Borough of Battersea. Born in Liverpool, John Archer had a Bajan father and an Irish mother. The the first black person to be elected as a Mayor

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BajanThings - Increasing mobile PageSpeed results

Increasing the mobile PageSpeed score from 26 to 90+ using WordPress Astra Pro theme hosted on SiteGround

Since starting to use FlyingPress and FlyingCDN in October 2023 there have been a number of updates to FlyingPress, to our Astra Pro theme and to various plugins we use. Recently our homepage PageSpeed Insights score dropped from 90+ to 77! As of 21st March 2024 with a little help from FlyingPress Support we have

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P/O George Harold Frederick Inniss

P/O George HF Inniss: 31st May 1916 to 5th February 1941

In France the 8th May is la fête de la Victoire 1945, le jour de la libération. It is a national holiday when those that gave their lives fighting for the freedom of France are remembered. The date celebrates announcement of the end of World War II by Charles de Gaulle on 8th May 1945.

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