When Peter and I sat down with a beer and discussed the possibility of starting a website in December 2014 neither of us expected BajanThings would grow to the comprehensive source of information about Barbados that it has become. Some of the articles have become a source of information for researchers. Some articles have gathered information from many different sources and put it in one place for the first time.
Our family and friends were the first subscribers and the first articles were some test post about Bajan recipes and my travels. Eight years on we have published nearly 170 posts!
We have stayed away from religion, politics and interpreting history according to our view. We write the facts and leave the reader to form their own opinion. We think that this is important.
Some of the articles are researched in depth and take countless hours of research. Between the first notes and the publication can be years. Others are shorter and leave it to the reader to do further research, if they wish.
BajanThings is a hobby site. Peter spends countless hours working on the website. It is a labour of love and the token revenue we receive from Google ads does not even pay the website hosting and registry fees far less buying us a few beers!
We have been very fortunate to have guest writers who have made available their extensive research. Thanks to each and every one of them.
Over the last two years we have been honoured and very pleased to publish comprehensive research from:
- Bill Hern
- Craig Burleigh – Barbados Island Life
- David O’Carroll
- Jenny Gonsalves
- Jim Webster
- John Fraser
- John Knox
- Kim Johnson
- Lynda Lewis & Jim Webster
- Roger Gibbs
- Simon Kriendler
We welcome anyone who has a story on bygone Barbados to write it and send it to us. Or if you have additional information on an existing article add it as a comment. This will add to the article, sometimes from a different perspective.
Some of the articles have put Bajans, or people connected with Barbados, in contact with family or events that occurred many years ago. We are especially proud of this.
Below are the top posts from 2022 and the all-time top posts. Missing from the listing below is our most recent post on Rediffusion Barbados published on Christmas eve 2022.
A full listing of the all the posts on BajanThings can be found by clicking on Posts Index on the navigation menu.
As a new year dawns we wish to thank all of our subscribers and wish each one gets everything that they need. Hopefully, by this time in 2023 the world will be a more peaceful and healthier place.
We wish you a healthy and Happy 2023 from the Bajan Crew.
William Burton & Peter Burton
BajanThings – All things Barbadian. Bajan history. Bajan folklore. Interesting Bajan people. Hiking in Barbados and overseas
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