BajanThings three years on…

BajanThings is three years old this month.  We published our first page on18th December 2014 and launched the site over the 2014 Christmas break.

BajanThings is mostly about things that we are passionate about, events that we have witnessed, or told by those who did and the life of some of the people who were born in, or had connections to, Barbados and made their mark on the world stage and hiking in Barbados and overseas.

2017 has been a watershed year for BajanThings.  We started out in 2015 with a handful of family and friends subscribers.  That grew to 192 by the end of 2016 and as we end 2017 BajanThings is nearing 600 subscribers!

Most of our readers are from Barbados (30%), USA (27%), UK (19%), Canada (13%) and other places where Bajans Live (11%).

The key change to the BajanThings website in 2017 is that we have moved from a http:// to a https:// locked format.  William retires at the end of the 2017 from his day job at Mobile & Marine Systems, the radio communication business he built over the last forty years.  You can expect some more in-depth posts in 2018.

This year St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950’s & 1960’s. A very brief recollection of the people and events was our top post.  Other notable posts were  the: Torpedoing of the Cornwallis in Carlisle Bay, Barbados, 11th September 1942: 75th AnniversaryHurricane Janet and British Ship Scottish Star Torpedoed – 19th February 1942.  These four posts used a similar interview style that seems to have been popular.

We wish to thank all those who have encouraged BajanThings to continue writing, those who gave us information, our guest contributors and those who write to us when we miss a comma or make a spelling error.  Thank you.  We hope that we will be able to continue to provide articles that educate, enlighten and inform.  We will continue to stay away from political and religious topics.

Below is a table of all the BajanThings posts to date and the number of unique visitors each post has had.  You can change the table sort order by clicking the arrows at the end of each of the header columns. You can sort the table alphabetically or by views or by post date. You can also filter the table based on a search term if you are looking for something specific. You can also click on any of the posts and the post will open in a new tab in your browser.

Page/Post URL linkDateUnique Visitors – 2017Unique Visitors – All Time (31 Dec 2017)
Home page2014/12/187,24527,984
St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950’s & 1960’s. A very brief recollection of the people and events.2017/05/124,4464,451
Bajan Seasoning2014/12/213,9398,142
Bajan Rum Punch2014/12/203,1965,884
Torpedoing of the Cornwallis in Carlisle Bay, Barbados, 11th September 1942: 75th Anniversary2017/03/223,0893,092
Bajan Hot Pepper Sauce2014/12/212,2345,838
Thor Heyerdahl’s Ra Expeditions to Barbados: RA-I 1969, RA-II 19702015/08/051,6602,754
Hiking in Barbados with The Barbados Hiking Association2017/12/281,4951,534
Hurricane Janet2017/08/201,4081,410
The Colin Hudson Great (Barbados) Train Hike2015/01/121,2702,252
British Ship Scottish Star Torpedoed – 19th February 19422017/02/191,0511,055
St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950’s & 1960’s. Growing up in Wellhouse and Marley Vale in the 1960’s.2017/06/071,0191,023
Torpedoing of the Cornwallis, Carlisle Bay, 11th September 19422015/05/219993,379
Subscribe to BajanThings.com2015/03/318521,651
Bajan Fried Flying Fish2014/12/208462,007
Stede Bonnett. 1688 -17182017/08/15822824
High Altitude Research Project (HARP) 1962 – 19672015/03/277491,281
Chicken Rita’s. Where Bajan’s go for seasoned fried chicken!2015/07/027462,282
Sid Graham. A forgotten Bajan WWII hero (1920 – 2017)2015/09/067121,101
Celestine’s Restaurant2016/07/05579825
Lord Nelson’s statue – Bridgetown, Barbados2015/05/13557995
The Nidhe Israel Synagogue Mikveh: A Barbados Treasure from 16542017/05/17498499
Welcome to BajanThings.com2014/12/204521,469
Olaudah Equiano 1745 to 1797 (Slavery Abolitionists)2017/07/18430431
Richard Clement Moody2017/02/22424424
BajanThings three years on…2017/12/17404408
Contact Burts2014/12/203971,017
Cable & Wireless in Barbados2016/09/19330665
Circuit of Cordillera Huayhuash – Peru2014/12/31307753
Hugh Morris Alleyne Skinner better known as ballet dancer Hugh Laing2017/10/25258258
Arthur Hutchinson’s abandoned Lime Kiln at Ragged Point, Barbados2016/02/032571,437
International Communication in Barbados 50 years ago.2017/03/15255255
The Bottom-up boulder between Bottom Bay and Harry Smith Beach, Barbados2015/08/162521,035
Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal.2017/11/22237237
BajanThings two years on…2016/12/20220313
Dr. Colin Hudson – Agronomist, Environmentalist, Inventor and Hiker (1938 – 2004)2015/01/12204381
Nine Mornings – A St. Vincent and The Grenadines Christmas Tradition2016/12/14203303
Memorials for departed friends2015/06/12188568
Run Barbados Marathon Weekend 20172017/04/05187187
Ben’s Spring2015/04/02185514
Laggan Stores and Coffee Bothy2017/04/25185185
John Frederick Bridgetower2016/03/27181542
The Seimstrand, St. Vincent & The Grenadines2015/05/281751,116
A short walk through Knoydart, Kinloch Hourn, River Croe and Glen Affric in Scotland.2017/06/22167167
Return to El Calafate & El Chalten – Argentina 20162016/11/23166232
Adam Straughn (Straw) Waterman (1803 – 1887)2016/05/07157401
Samuel Weatherhead (1756 – 1816)2015/01/26156263
Keeping fish fresh before refrigeration2015/10/26155885
The Wreck of the SV Countess of Ripon2015/12/06152606
Hurricane Ivan 2004 – Emergency radio service in Grenada2015/04/14145298
About website2014/12/19144546
The old Kensington Oval, Barbados – RIP2015/03/18144464
Dr. Benjamin Bynoe (1803 – 1865)2015/01/16142511
Oistins Fish Fry – Barbados. Annies BBQ where locals go for lunch, dinner and a drink2015/11/11132506
Boer Camp Pasture – St. Philip2015/06/29127409
The Wreck of the SV Nordenskjold2015/12/18124597
Operation Golden Gun2016/09/25124383
Scientific Studies of Coral Rock in Barbados2015/09/23117359
Blue Box Cart. The growing years 1982 to 19912015/08/311161,001
The loss of The Kent – a letter in a bottle story2016/02/16113368
Barbados Hiking Association: 2016 Hill Challenge2016/03/02109584
The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2015 – Scotland2015/06/17105433
The Great Outdoors (TGO) Challenge 20162016/06/06103462
Mount Roraima – Venezuela2014/12/2191403
Old Doll. The Matriarch of Newton Plantation2016/07/3089234
The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2012 & 2013. A 14 day hike across Scotland2015/01/1186324
Feuding Chase brothers vault – Christ Church Parish church, Barbados2016/05/0286283
William M. H. Greaves (1897 – 1955)2015/01/2884171
Three Man Well – Woodbourne Valley2015/03/1183181
Dr. Alain Bombard (1924 – 2005)2015/02/0476295
Payload Fairing from Soyuz flight VS13 washes up at Bathsheba 48 days after launch2016/02/1071260
Vice Admiral Henry C. Bovell (1893 – 1963)2015/02/0267235
Boiling Lake hike – Dominica2015/03/0365176
2nd Lt Walter Tull – first black infantry officer in British Army (1888 – 1918)2015/09/1363347
Hiking with the Barbados National Trust2015/01/0560434
Crop Over 1988 – Mac Fingall2015/04/0660173
Colin Hudson Great Train Hike 20152015/02/2055200
Mobile & Marine Systems – Barbados2015/03/2455245
Barbados Hiking Association: Sagicor Hill Challenge – 20152015/04/2651255
Capt. William T. Shorey (1859 – 1919)2015/01/1950122
Barbados Hiking Association Hill Challenge2015/01/2347287
El Calafate & El Chalten – Argentina 20102015/01/3047246
A day trip to Mustique – St. Vincent & The Grenadines2015/06/0346222
BajanThings one year on…2015/12/2142431
Joe Fortes (1863 – 1922)2015/01/2041278
Mount Kilimanjaro – Tanzania2015/02/1338111
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine – Chile2016/11/0834105
The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2015 – Scotland. A walk to the Park!2015/05/0329478
Run Barbados Marathon – Fri 4 Dec to Sun 6 Dec 2015Fun Mile, 5km, 10km, Half Marathon & Full Marathon2015/07/2528312
Baby Burts trialling for the Windies cricket team!2015/06/101995
Ushuaia – Argentina2015/04/201572
Run Barbados Marathon Weekend 20162016/04/061580
Bajan & Trini sports ambassadors – HK Sevens, March 20142015/04/091258
Efficient or Effective customer service? Process gone wrong2015/10/121186

Thank you for subscribing to Bajan Things.  We wish you a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a Healthy 2018.

The BajanThings crew – Peter and William Burton
BajanThings – All things Barbadian. Bajan history. Bajan folklore. Interesting Bajan people. Hiking in Barbados and overseas…

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Responses to “BajanThings three years on…”

  1. Honor Wiltshire

    Congratulations…..this is a great site….looking forward to many more years and posts.

  2. Lynda Lewis

    Congratulations William and Peter. Looking forward to more in 2018.

  3. Jo

    We are veteran “snowbirds” who come to “our island” (Rockley area)–and this will be our 20th year. We stay 6-8 weeks, and enjoy this website immensely. It keeps us in touch and informed of our beautiful “home away from home”. It is a LOT of work to maintain this….so, please know we appreciate your efforts and expertise.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS from Jo & Greg.

  4. Dan Philips

    I am grateful for the existence of your blog pages . . . somehow became emotionally attached to parts of bajan life . . . particularly bathsheba bajan life . . .
    thanks for all you do . . .
    Dan Philips

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