Bajan People

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

Barbados Sugar Estate with Windmill and Factory

Ronnie Hughes: Barbadian Sugar Plantations Index 1640 – 1846

Ronald G. Hughes: Barbadian Sugar Plantations 1640 to 1846 index was compiled from deeds, wills, maps, census, newspapers, surveyors’ plans and correspondence. The basis of this listing was Ronnie Hughes seminar paper 1977/78, Department of History, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, titled: “Barbadian Sugar Plantations 1640 to 1846“. Over the ensuing years …

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P/O Andrew Cole in Lockheed Hudson cockpit

The Beautiful Blonde in the Bank – F/L Andrew Leslie Cole AFC RAF

Errol Barrow was Andrew Cole’s navigator while he was in the RAF, firstly with 88 Squadron during World War II and for two years post-war they both flew with the BAFO Communications Squadron, assigned to Commander-in-Chief and Military Governor of the British Occupation Zone in Germany, Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir William Sholto …

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Forster Hall, St. , Barbados

Handbook of Barbados: Plantations & Sugar-Works 1912 – 1924

Handbook of Barbados – 1912. 1913, 1914. A handbook is sometimes referred to as a: vade mecum (Latin, “go with me”) or pocket reference or quick reference guide. Wikipedia The Handbooks of Barbados, during the period of 1912 – 14, presented a comprehensive guide to most everything about Barbados: part visitor guide, weather guide, political …

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Covid-19 Structure

Life after COVID19. Hope for a new world order

With the spread of the COVID-19 virus showing no sign of leaving the world any time soon it is probably premature to talk or think of life after it is gone. It appears that the necessary and common sense restrictions on gathering has slowed the infection rate and by extension the death rate. But as …

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Firing of HARP - 17th June 1963

Observation Mission – Firing HARP:
Monday 17th June 1963

The McGill University High Altitude Research Project (HARP) space gun project commenced in Barbados in 1962 under the direction of Canadian ballistics scientist Dr. Gerald Bull in his quest to economically launch a satellite into space using a huge artillery piece. The project was abruptly abandoned in 1967.  It’s unlikely we will ever know the …

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Monday 17th June 1963
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Dr. C. J. Davis - The Good Black Doctor

Christopher James Davis (1842-1870) – Le Bon Docteur Noir

Christopher James Davis was born at Whitehaven, St. Philip, Barbados on 23rd April 1842.  He was baptised on 4th June the same year. He was the youngest of 10 children. His Father, John Thomas Davis, was a Carpenter. His mother’s name was Mary Ann.  His family were Wesleyan Methodists.  Christopher Davis worked as a schoolmaster …

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Nine Fishermen. Bath Beach East Coast, Barbados, 1896 - B&W

A Fisherman’s Tale

Every picture tells a story. Adorning the walls of the Atlantis Hotel, St. Joseph, Barbados hangs an old black and white photograph titled the “Martins Bay Fisherman”. This Siza photograph of the nine fishermen of Bath is a picture with many stories. On an early December morning, near the turn of the 20th century, a …

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