Bajan People

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

Conrad Burton KHS vs Belmont School

Baby Burts trialling for the Windies cricket team!

Baby Burts (Connie as he is known at school) is 10. Baby Burts is half Bajan and dreams of playing cricket for the Windies and emulating Garfield Sobers‘ who hit six sixes in an over in a county cricket match on 31st August 1968 in Cardiff.  He is also half Scottish and dreams of playing …

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CNS Cornwallis torpedo damage

Torpedoing of the Cornwallis in Carlisle Bay, Barbados, 11th September 1942: 75th Anniversary

The torpedoing of the Cornwallis in Carlisle Bay, Barbados on the afternoon of Friday 11th September 1942 by German U-Boat 514 is remembered by older Bajans as the dark day in 1942 when World War II reached Barbados’ shores. The 75th anniversary of the torpedoing of the CNS Cornwallis in Carlisle Bay was Monday 11th …

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Sagicor Hill Challenge

Barbados Hiking Association: Sagicor 2015 Hill Challenge

This year the Hill Challenge is  sponsored by Sagicor Financial Services, and the name has been changed to reflect this. It is organised by the Barbados Hiking Association and takes place on Friday 01 May, which is a holiday in Barbados. The route is the same as previous years but the start and finish has …

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HMS Victorious 1942 commanded by Bajan Henry C. Bovell

Vice Admiral Henry C. Bovell (1893 – 1963)

Henry Cecil Bovell was born in Barbados on the 4th of January 1893 the only son of the Sir Henry Alleyne Bovell KC, Attorney General of Barbados, and Lady Annie Cecil (nee Briggs) Bovell.  He died aged 70 on 31st March 1963. He left Hazelwood School ( In Collymore Rock)  in the summer of 1905 for …

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Greaves Crater named after Bajan William M. H. Greaves

William M. H. Greaves (1897 – 1955)

William Greaves’ family came from the west of England but were living in Barbados where his father, Eustace C. Greaves, was a doctor. William, who was his parents’ only son, attended Lodge School, Barbados, from 1905 to 1915, and then spent 1915-16 at Codrington College, Barbados. Having won a scholarship to St John’s College, Cambridge, …

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Port Elmsley pka Barbadoes

Samuel Weatherhead (1756 – 1816)

Samuel Weatherhead was born in the parish of St. Philip, Barbados in 1756. At an early age, he ran away from home and took passage on a merchant ship sailing for England. En route, pirates seized the ship. However, Samuel and all on board escaped certain death when, by a small majority, the captors voted to spare …

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Joe Fortes (1863 – 1922)

Joe Fortes (1863 – 1922)

Joseph (Joe) Seraphim Fortes was a prominent figure in the early history of Vancouver, Canada.  He was born in Bridgetown, Barbados on February 9, 1863.  After leaving his homeland in his mid-teens, he worked in Britain for several years. In 1884 he sailed around Cape Horn from Liverpool  on the Robert Kerr, arriving in Burrard Inlet  …

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