Bajan People

Bajan’s (Barbadian’s) that have done outstanding things or have made outstanding contributions.

SS Quaker City torpedoed by U-156

SS Quaker City – Torpedoed 18th May 1942. The story of John Heller

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 […]

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BHA Hill Challenge 2018

Barbados Hiking Association 2018 Hill Challenge

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:

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Col. Duke - 1939

The Duke Affair – A West Indian versus the colonial establishment

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

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Lloyd Seale Lodge School 1964

Football (soccer) in Barbados in the 1950s & 1960s

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

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