The morning of Monday 18th May 1942 dawned like all previous mornings since the SS Quaker City, a Hog Island class merchant ship, left Bombay and sailed via South Africa on the way to Norfolk, Virginia. She was loaded with 4,500 tons of Manganese Ore. This is a very important ingredient in the production of steel […]
Bajan’s (Barbadian’s) that have done outstanding things or have made outstanding contributions.
James Leith Moody was born in Barbados to Col. Thomas Moody and Martha Moody (nee Clement). In 1835 he entered St. Mary’s College where he obtained a BA. He got his MA in 1863. He was ordained a Deacon in 1840 and Priest in 1841 by the Bishop of Lincoln. He served as a curate
When I was growing up in Barbados in the 1950’s and early 1960’s, “pitching marbles” was one of the most well-loved games for boys. I do not remember ever seeing girls pitch marbles, instead they used to play Jacks. The most popular marble games were: Holes Lings Killer Others games such as racing marbles 1.
The 2019 Barbados Hill Challenge which is organised by the Barbados Hiking Association will take place on Wednesday 1st May 2019. Here are a selection of photos of those who took part in this annual May Bank holiday event on Tuesday 1st May 2018. For further information on the next event please contact the organisers:
Oriel St. Arnaud Duke was born in Montserrat the second son of Dr Mansergh Duke, a Dublin doctor, and Emily née Wilkin. His family nickname was Konks. His first job was as a clerk in the Antiguan government. During World War I he volunteered for the British West India Regiment and was transferred to 10th
This is a personal history of football (soccer for North Americans) in Barbados from the perspective of a Lodge School boy during the period 1955 to 1964. While it is a personal perspective, I hope to capture the environment and evoke memories for others who lived through this period. Influences Two of the influences in