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 Anniversary, Hurricane 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 link||Date||Unique Visitors - 2017||Unique Visitors - All Time (31 Dec 2017)|
|St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950’s & 1960’s. A very brief recollection of the people and events.||2017/05/12||4,446||4,451|
|Bajan Rum Punch||2014/12/20||3,196||5,884|
|Torpedoing of the Cornwallis in Carlisle Bay, Barbados, 11th September 1942: 75th Anniversary||2017/03/22||3,089||3,092|
|Bajan Hot Pepper Sauce||2014/12/21||2,234||5,838|
|Thor Heyerdahl's Ra Expeditions to Barbados: RA-I 1969, RA-II 1970||2015/08/05||1,660||2,754|
|Hiking in Barbados with The Barbados Hiking Association||2017/12/28||1,495||1,534|
|The Colin Hudson Great (Barbados) Train Hike||2015/01/12||1,270||2,252|
|British Ship Scottish Star Torpedoed - 19th February 1942||2017/02/19||1,051||1,055|
|St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950’s & 1960’s. Growing up in Wellhouse and Marley Vale in the 1960’s.||2017/06/07||1,019||1,023|
|Torpedoing of the Cornwallis, Carlisle Bay, 11th September 1942||2015/05/21||999||3,379|
|Subscribe to BajanThings.com||2015/03/31||852||1,651|
|Bajan Fried Flying Fish||2014/12/20||846||2,007|
|Stede Bonnett. 1688 -1718||2017/08/15||822||824|
|High Altitude Research Project (HARP) 1962 - 1967||2015/03/27||749||1,281|
|Chicken Rita's. Where Bajan's go for seasoned fried chicken!||2015/07/02||746||2,282|
|Sid Graham. A forgotten Bajan WWII hero (1920 - 2017)||2015/09/06||712||1,101|
|Lord Nelson's statue - Bridgetown, Barbados||2015/05/13||557||995|
|The Nidhe Israel Synagogue Mikveh: A Barbados Treasure from 1654||2017/05/17||498||499|
|Welcome to BajanThings.com||2014/12/20||452||1,469|
|Olaudah Equiano 1745 to 1797 (Slavery Abolitionists)||2017/07/18||430||431|
|Richard Clement Moody||2017/02/22||424||424|
|BajanThings three years on...||2017/12/17||404||408|
|Cable & Wireless in Barbados||2016/09/19||330||665|
|Circuit of Cordillera Huayhuash - Peru||2014/12/31||307||753|
|Hugh Morris Alleyne Skinner better known as ballet dancer Hugh Laing||2017/10/25||258||258|
|Arthur Hutchinson's abandoned Lime Kiln at Ragged Point, Barbados||2016/02/03||257||1,437|
|International Communication in Barbados 50 years ago.||2017/03/15||255||255|
|The Bottom-up boulder between Bottom Bay and Harry Smith Beach, Barbados||2015/08/16||252||1,035|
|Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal.||2017/11/22||237||237|
|BajanThings two years on...||2016/12/20||220||313|
|Dr. Colin Hudson - Agronomist, Environmentalist, Inventor and Hiker (1938 - 2004)||2015/01/12||204||381|
|Nine Mornings - A St. Vincent and The Grenadines Christmas Tradition||2016/12/14||203||303|
|Memorials for departed friends||2015/06/12||188||568|
|Run Barbados Marathon Weekend 2017||2017/04/05||187||187|
|Laggan Stores and Coffee Bothy||2017/04/25||185||185|
|John Frederick Bridgetower||2016/03/27||181||542|
|The Seimstrand, St. Vincent & The Grenadines||2015/05/28||175||1,116|
|A short walk through Knoydart, Kinloch Hourn, River Croe and Glen Affric in Scotland.||2017/06/22||167||167|
|Return to El Calafate & El Chalten - Argentina 2016||2016/11/23||166||232|
|Adam Straughn (Straw) Waterman (1803 - 1887)||2016/05/07||157||401|
|Samuel Weatherhead (1756 - 1816)||2015/01/26||156||263|
|Keeping fish fresh before refrigeration||2015/10/26||155||885|
|The Wreck of the SV Countess of Ripon||2015/12/06||152||606|
|Hurricane Ivan 2004 - Emergency radio service in Grenada||2015/04/14||145||298|
|About BajanThings.com website||2014/12/19||144||546|
|The old Kensington Oval, Barbados - RIP||2015/03/18||144||464|
|Dr. Benjamin Bynoe (1803 - 1865)||2015/01/16||142||511|
|Oistins Fish Fry - Barbados. Annies BBQ where locals go for lunch, dinner and a drink||2015/11/11||132||506|
|Boer Camp Pasture - St. Philip||2015/06/29||127||409|
|The Wreck of the SV Nordenskjold||2015/12/18||124||597|
|Operation Golden Gun||2016/09/25||124||383|
|Scientific Studies of Coral Rock in Barbados||2015/09/23||117||359|
|Blue Box Cart. The growing years 1982 to 1991||2015/08/31||116||1,001|
|The loss of The Kent - a letter in a bottle story||2016/02/16||113||368|
|Barbados Hiking Association: 2016 Hill Challenge||2016/03/02||109||584|
|The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2015 - Scotland||2015/06/17||105||433|
|The Great Outdoors (TGO) Challenge 2016||2016/06/06||103||462|
|Mount Roraima – Venezuela||2014/12/21||91||403|
|Old Doll. The Matriarch of Newton Plantation||2016/07/30||89||234|
|The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2012 & 2013. A 14 day hike across Scotland||2015/01/11||86||324|
|Feuding Chase brothers vault - Christ Church Parish church, Barbados||2016/05/02||86||283|
|William M. H. Greaves (1897 - 1955)||2015/01/28||84||171|
|Three Man Well - Woodbourne Valley||2015/03/11||83||181|
|Dr. Alain Bombard (1924 – 2005)||2015/02/04||76||295|
|Payload Fairing from Soyuz flight VS13 washes up at Bathsheba 48 days after launch||2016/02/10||71||260|
|Vice Admiral Henry C. Bovell (1893 - 1963)||2015/02/02||67||235|
|Boiling Lake hike - Dominica||2015/03/03||65||176|
|2nd Lt Walter Tull - first black infantry officer in British Army (1888 – 1918)||2015/09/13||63||347|
|Hiking with the Barbados National Trust||2015/01/05||60||434|
|Crop Over 1988 - Mac Fingall||2015/04/06||60||173|
|Colin Hudson Great Train Hike 2015||2015/02/20||55||200|
|Mobile & Marine Systems - Barbados||2015/03/24||55||245|
|Barbados Hiking Association: Sagicor Hill Challenge - 2015||2015/04/26||51||255|
|Capt. William T. Shorey (1859 - 1919)||2015/01/19||50||122|
|Barbados Hiking Association Hill Challenge||2015/01/23||47||287|
|El Calafate & El Chalten - Argentina 2010||2015/01/30||47||246|
|A day trip to Mustique - St. Vincent & The Grenadines||2015/06/03||46||222|
|BajanThings one year on...||2015/12/21||42||431|
|Joe Fortes (1863 - 1922)||2015/01/20||41||278|
|Mount Kilimanjaro - Tanzania||2015/02/13||38||111|
|Parque Nacional Torres del Paine - Chile||2016/11/08||34||105|
|The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2015 - Scotland. A walk to the Park!||2015/05/03||29||478|
|Run Barbados Marathon - Fri 4 Dec to Sun 6 Dec 2015Fun Mile, 5km, 10km, Half Marathon & Full Marathon||2015/07/25||28||312|
|Baby Burts trialling for the Windies cricket team!||2015/06/10||19||95|
|Ushuaia - Argentina||2015/04/20||15||72|
|Run Barbados Marathon Weekend 2016||2016/04/06||15||80|
|Bajan & Trini sports ambassadors - HK Sevens, March 2014||2015/04/09||12||58|
|Efficient or Effective customer service? Process gone wrong||2015/10/12||11||86|
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The BajanThings crew – Peter and William Burton
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4 thoughts on “BajanThings three years on…”
Congratulations…..this is a great site….looking forward to many more years and posts.
Congratulations William and Peter. Looking forward to more in 2018.
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.
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 . . .