BajanThings four years on…

As 2018 draws to a close and we look forward to 2019, it is that time of year to reflect on BajanThings four years on since its launch in December 2014 and over the past twelve months.

BajanThings is mostly about the things we are passionate about:

  • recording 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
  • hiking in Barbados and overseas.

We wish to thank all those who have encouraged BajanThings to continue writing, those who gave us information,  those who have shared old photographs with us, our guest contributors and those who write to us when we miss a comma or make a spelling error.  Thank you.  In 2019 we look forward to continuing to provide posts that educate, enlighten and inform.

Below is a table of all the BajanThings posts to date.

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 post date or by category or by number of unique viewers.  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 linkPublication DatePrimary CategoryUnique Visitors - 2018Unique Visitors - All Time
Home page2014/12/18Home Page6,81034,775
Bajan Fried Flying Fish2014/12/20Caribbean classic recipes1,7843,790
Bajan Rum Punch2014/12/20Caribbean classic recipes4,19010,071
Bajan Hot Pepper Sauce2014/12/21Caribbean classic recipes2,6568,490
Bajan Seasoning2014/12/21Caribbean classic recipes4,00012,137
Mount Roraima – Venezuela2014/12/21My International Trekking 62465
Circuit of Cordillera Huayhuash - Peru2014/12/31My International Trekking 204957
Hiking with the Barbados National Trust2015/01/05Bajan Hikes105537
The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2012 & 2013. A 14 day hike across Scotland2015/01/11My International Trekking 129453
Dr. Colin Hudson - Agronomist, Environmentalist, Inventor and Hiker (1938 - 2004)2015/01/12Bajan People 259640
The Colin Hudson Great (Barbados) Train Hike2015/01/12Bajan Hikes1,8034,050
Dr. Benjamin Bynoe (1803 - 1865)2015/01/16Bajan People 204715
Antarctica2015/01/18My International Trekking 1593
Capt. William T. Shorey (1859 - 1919)2015/01/19Bajan people 63185
Joe Fortes (1863 - 1922)2015/01/20Bajan people 44322
Barbados Hiking Association: Annual Hill Challenge2015/01/23Bajan Hikes3661,235
BOMEX (Barbados Oceanographic & Meteorological Experiment) -19692015/01/25Bajan History83240
Samuel Weatherhead (1756 - 1816)2015/01/26Bajan People 185448
William M. H. Greaves (1897 - 1955)2015/01/28Bajan People 56219
El Calafate & El Chalten - Argentina 20102015/01/30My International Trekking 70315
Vice Admiral Henry C. Bovell (1893 - 1963)2015/02/02Bajan People 185413
Dr. Alain Bombard (1924 – 2005)2015/02/04Bajan History158451
Mount Kilimanjaro - Tanzania2015/02/13My International Trekking 25136
Colin Hudson Great Train Hike 20152015/02/20Bajan Hikes49249
Boiling Lake hike - Dominica2015/03/03My International Trekking 24200
Three Man Well - Woodbourne Valley2015/03/11Bajan History121302
The old Kensington Oval, Barbados - RIP2015/03/18Windies Cricket338802
High Altitude Research Project (HARP) 1962 - 19672015/03/27Bajan History1,3312,612
Ben's Spring2015/04/02Bajan History310824
Crop Over 1988 - Mac Fingall2015/04/06I was there!55228
Bajan & Trini sports ambassadors - HK Sevens, March 20142015/04/09I was there!1674
Hurricane Ivan 2004 - Emergency radio service in Grenada2015/04/14I was there!123421
Ushuaia - Argentina2015/04/20My International Trekking 1688
Barbados Hiking Association: Sagicor Hill Challenge - 20152015/04/26Bajan Hikes55310
The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2015 - Scotland. A walk to the Park!2015/05/03My International Trekking 26504
Lord Nelson's statue - Bridgetown, Barbados2015/05/13Bajan History3161,310
Torpedoing of the Cornwallis in Carlisle Bay, Barbados, 11th September 1942: 75th Anniversary2015/05/21Barbados during World War I and World War II1,7598,226
The Seimstrand, St. Vincent & The Grenadines2015/05/28I was there!1231,238
A day trip to Mustique - St. Vincent & The Grenadines2015/06/03I was there!69290
Baby Burts trialling for the Windies cricket team!2015/06/10Windies Cricket18113
Memorials for departed friends2015/06/12Bajan People 173741
The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2015 - Scotland2015/06/17My International Trekking 121554
Boer Camp Pasture - St. Philip2015/06/29Bajan History49458
Chicken Rita's. Where Bajan's go for seasoned fried chicken!2015/07/02Bajan Restaurants6202,900
Run Barbados Marathon - Fri 4 Dec to Sun 6 Dec 2015Fun Mile, 5km, 10km, Half Marathon & Full Marathon2015/07/25Bajan Hikes32343
Thor Heyerdahl's Ra Expeditions to Barbados: RA-I 1969, RA-II 19702015/08/05Bajan History2,7345,481
The Bottom-up boulder between Bottom Bay and Harry Smith Beach, Barbados2015/08/16Geology of Barbados1621,196
Blue Box Cart. The growing years 1982 to 19912015/08/31Bajan History1631,163
Sid Graham. A forgotten Bajan WWII hero (1920 - 2017)2015/09/06Barbados during World War I and World War II2051,305
2nd Lt Walter Tull - first black infantry officer in British Army (1888 – 1918)2015/09/13Barbados during World War I and World War II132478
Scientific Studies of Coral Rock in Barbados2015/09/23Geology of Barbados243600
Efficient or Effective customer service? Process gone wrong2015/10/12I was there!22107
Keeping fish fresh before refrigeration2015/10/26Bajan History88973
Oistins Fish Fry - Barbados. Annies BBQ where locals go for lunch, dinner and a drink2015/11/11Bajan Restaurants142648
The Wreck of the SV Countess of Ripon2015/12/06Bajan History167773
The Wreck of the SV Nordenskjold2015/12/18Bajan History112709
Arthur Hutchinson's abandoned Lime Kiln at Ragged Point, Barbados2016/02/03Bajan History1161,551
Payload Fairing from Soyuz flight VS13 washes up at Bathsheba 48 days after launch2016/02/10Bajan History54314
The loss of The Kent - a letter in a bottle story2016/02/16Bajan History155523
John Frederick Bridgetower2016/03/27Bajan People 157699
Run Barbados Marathon Weekend 20162016/04/06Bajan Hikes1696
Feuding Chase brothers vault - Christ Church Parish church, Barbados2016/05/02Bajan People 199482
Adam Straughn (Straw) Waterman (1803 - 1887)2016/05/07Bajan People 169570
The Great Outdoors (TGO) Challenge 20162016/06/06My International Trekking 106568
Celestine's Restaurant2016/07/05Bajan Restaurants3701,195
Old Doll. The Matriarch of Newton Plantation2016/07/30Bajan People 107340
Cable & Wireless in Barbados2016/09/19Bajan History4301,093
Operation Golden Gun2016/09/25Bajan History49432
Parque Nacional Torres del Paine - Chile2016/11/08My International Trekking 20125
Return to El Calafate & El Chalten - Argentina 20162016/11/23My International Trekking 139371
Nine Mornings - A St. Vincent and The Grenadines Christmas Tradition2016/12/14I was there!204507
British Ship: SS Scottish StarTorpedoed - 19th February 19422017/02/19Barbados during World War I and World War II3411,392
Richard Clement Moody2017/02/22Bajan People 110534
International Communication in Barbados 50 years ago.2017/03/15Bajan History134389
Run Barbados Marathon Weekend 20172017/04/05Bajan Hikes89276
Laggan Stores and Coffee Bothy2017/04/25My International Trekking 85270
St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950’s & 1960’s. A very brief recollection of the people and events.2017/05/12Bajan People 9455,391
The Nidhe Israel Synagogue Mikveh: A Barbados Treasure from 16542017/05/17Bajan History423921
St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950’s & 1960’s. Growing up in Wellhouse and Marley Vale in the 1960’s.2017/06/07Bajan People 3171,336
A short walk through Knoydart, Kinloch Hourn, River Croe and Glen Affric in Scotland.2017/06/22My International Trekking 134301
Olaudah Equiano 1745 to 1797 (Slavery Abolitionists)2017/07/18Bajan History101531
Stede Bonnett. 1688 -17182017/08/15Bajan People 2251,047
Hurricane Janet - 22 September 19552017/08/20Bajan People 6252,033
Hugh Morris Alleyne Skinner better known as ballet dancer Hugh Laing2017/10/25Bajan People 151409
Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal.2017/11/22My International Trekking 200437
Hiking in Barbados with The Barbados Hiking Association2017/12/28Bajan Hikes4,6566,151
Mignon Lorraine Inniss: 19 Nov 1905 to 15 Jan 19952018/01/20Bajan People 529529
Frederick Gustave Ameile Delisle Saphile Wooding Deane RAMC FRCS Nov 1859 to 31 Oct 19352018/03/14Barbados during World War I and World War II412412
Football (soccer) in Barbados in the 1950s & 1960s2018/04/10Bajan People 1,6421,642
The Duke Affair - A West Indian versus the colonial establishment2018/04/18Bajan People 725725
Barbados Hiking Association 2018 Hill Challenge2018/05/01Bajan Hikes395395
Pitching Marbles in Barbados2018/05/09Bajan History606606
Barbados by FM Endlich - American Naturalist, March 18822018/05/30Bajan History236236
Revd. James Leith Moody: 1816 - 18962018/06/13Bajan People 196196
The Great Outdoor Challenge 20182018/06/27My International Trekking 373373
Palatinate Forest, Germany.2018/07/17My International Trekking 126126
Operation Carlota - Cuba's secret flights to Angola via Barbados.2018/08/01Bajan History1,5831,583
SS Quaker City. Torpedoed 18th May 1942. The story of John Heller.2018/08/14Barbados during World War I and World War II635635
The Sinking of the Florence M. Douglas and the story of Douglas the Barbadian who joined the German Navy in WW2.2018/10/03Barbados during World War I and World War II701701
Survivors arriving in Barbados in May 1942 from ships sunk by German U-Boats.2018/11/14Barbados during World War I and World War II709709
A sailing trip aboard the schooner Mary M. Lewis from Bridgetown to Georgetown – Summer 1939.2018/11/19Barbados during World War I and World War II333333
Barbados Blackwood Screwdock (dry dock)2018/12/03Bajan History427427

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The BajanThings crew – Peter Burton and William Burton
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1 thought on “BajanThings four years on…”

  1. David Miles-Hanschell

    Wishing you all for every day on that little piece of coral limestone a safe happy, healthy and an environmentally sustainable successful New Year in particular former pupils of The Lodge School 1955-1961.

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