Barbados Plantations

Barbados Plantations, ownership, acreage, managers, maps…

OGILBY (JOHN) 1671 Barbados map

The Printed Maps of Barbados 1500s – 1980s

This project: The Printed Maps of Barbados 1500s -1980s, weaves together the work of three authors and researchers: E. M. Shilstone, Tony Campbell and Alan Moss. “The Printed Maps of Barbados, described by Tony Campbell and illustrated” was published in 1965 by The Map Collectors’ Circle, Durrant House, Chiswell Street, London EC1.  It is no […]

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Carson Don Lorde's first home in Wellhouse

St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950’s & 1960’s. Growing up in Wellhouse and Marley Vale in the 1960’s

The rite of passage from boy to man in St. Philip, Barbados. Growing up in Wellhouse and Marley Vale in the 60’s I define my rite of passage as the transition from child through puberty to teen then on to manhood. I take pleasure in reflecting on some of the things I enjoyed as I

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St Philip Barbados sugar factory 1950s

St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950s & 1960s. A very brief recollection of the people and events

Growing up in St. Philip, Barbados in the 1950s and 1960s life revolved around two seasons: crop season (when the cane was being harvested) and out of crop (or hard time). The latter was called hard time because wages were lower. These were even more important than school holidays, Christmas or Kite Season. During crop

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Adam Straw Waterman memorial St. Georges Church - Barbados

Adam Straughn (Straw) Waterman (1803 – 1887)

Adam Straughn (Straw) Waterman was born a slave in 1803 in either St. John or St George. Probably on one of the estates owned by the Drax Family. He got his freedom before emancipation. Adam married Nancy Hannah at St. John’s Parish Church on 2nd November 1835. Some sources say she was an outside daughter of

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Lime Kiln - Ragged Point

Arthur Hutchinson’s abandoned Lime Kiln at Ragged Point, Barbados

To extract sugar from sugar cane Calcium Oxide (CaO) known as lime has to be added to the cane juice. This allows the impurities to precipitate and be removed from the juice. This is done in large settling tanks after the cane juice is heated. The residue, called mud, is filtered out and used to fertilise

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