Living with a fisherman’s family on Carriacou Feb 1967

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Zepherine McLaren – Portrait.

Zeph McLaren

Zeph McLaren

Zeph Mclaren born 06.06.1925 passed away on 19.12.2009 (see page on Zepherine McLaren and Mermaid and Boat Building in Carriacou). Using one of the photos I have collected, I painted this portrait over the New Year. I hope it conjures up fond memories. Note:The painting is in acrylic on canvas 30x25cm.

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Masima Noel – Carriacou’s oldest resident.

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Chris Cudgoe’s Photos.

Nick Cox Your Parents at their wedding. That brickwork hints Hillsborough RC Church. Patrick Patsy Compton, Samuel Fleary. I am trying to figure out the two young boys. Possibly Charles and Samuel. Henry and Leroy were older and maybe left by then. The person behind Patsy Compton looks like Ben Coy. 12 June 2014 at 14:55 · Like · 1 Christopher Cudjoe Christopher Cudjoe You doing well with the adults 12 June 2014 at 15:07 · Like Nick Cox Nick Cox Th young girls seem to be no more than 10 years old. I would only know them if they were from North Side (Meldrum, Belvidere, Limlair, Dover etc.) Mavis and Jane fall in that category, but I cannot recognize them. 12 June 2014 at 15:20 · Like Christopher Cudjoe Christopher Cudjoe One on the little girls to the right is Denise Clyne Clement 12 June 2014 at 15:48 · Like · 1

Nick Cox Your Parents at their wedding. That brickwork hints Hillsborough RC Church. Patrick Patsy Compton, Samuel Fleary. I am trying to figure out the two young boys. Possibly Charles and Samuel. Henry and Leroy were older and maybe left by then. The person behind Patsy Compton looks like Ben Coy.
12 June 2014 at 14:55 · Like · 1
Christopher Cudjoe
Christopher Cudjoe You doing well with the adults
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Nick Cox
Nick Cox Th young girls seem to be no more than 10 years old. I would only know them if they were from North Side (Meldrum, Belvidere, Limlair, Dover etc.) Mavis and Jane fall in that category, but I cannot recognize them.
12 June 2014 at 15:20 · Like
Christopher Cudjoe
Christopher Cudjoe One on the little girls to the right is Denise Clyne Clement
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Nick Cox Christine? 12 June 2014 at 14:57 · Like · 1 Nick Cox Nick Cox Cousin Leitha? Roy Benjamin. The two other fellas have familiar faces as well as the girl in the plaid dress. 12 June 2014 at 15:00 · Like Christopher Cudjoe Christopher Cudjoe Pinks Steele, Prisca DeLisle, Maxman Baptiste, not sure who the other is 12 June 2014 at 15:10 · Like · 1 Nick Cox Nick Cox Oh! Teacher Prisca! I knew her name much more than her face. 12 June 2014 at 15:11 · Like Nick Cox Nick Cox I do not know who Pinks Steele is. 12 June 2014 at 15:12 · Like Christopher Cudjoe Christopher Cudjoe Aunty Winifred Steil's daughter. From down street. 12 June 2014 at 15:41 · Like Nick Cox Nick Cox Oh. I actually know Pinks here in Brooklyn. 12 June 2014 at 15:53 · Edited · Like Precious V Quashie Precious V Quashie Tantie leita looking good 12 June 2014 at 16:54 · Like Susan Firmin Susan Firmin Who is the baby? 12 June 2014 at 20:06 · Like Precious V Quashie Precious V Quashie Christine is the baby 12 June 2014 at 20:27 · Like Nick Cox Nick Cox Christopher! Maxman Baptist on your dad's left? I did not know he was that young. Did you find out who the man behind Cousin Leitha is? 15 hrs · Edited · Like Clive Phillip Clive Phillip Isn't the one with her hair in a bun your mom 3 hrs · Like Bill Cameron Bill Cameron Hi Nick, I think the man you are referring to is Mr Alleyne (then Principal at BC) on Sydney's right shoulder. The man on the very left of picture in the background wearing a shirt is Barnabus Bethel. The man on Sydney's left shoulder is Roy Benjamin. Roy's baby was christened around the same time (see photo with Danny Clements and a lady from Madonna House, whose name I can't remember). Bill Cameron's photo.

Nick Cox Christine?
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Nick Cox Cousin Leitha? Roy Benjamin. The two other fellas have familiar faces as well as the girl in the plaid dress.
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Christopher Cudjoe Pinks Steele, Prisca DeLisle, Maxman Baptiste, not sure who the other is
12 June 2014 at 15:10 · Like · 1
Nick Cox
Nick Cox Oh! Teacher Prisca! I knew her name much more than her face.
12 June 2014 at 15:11 · Like
Nick Cox
Nick Cox I do not know who Pinks Steele is.
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Christopher Cudjoe Aunty Winifred Steil’s daughter. From down street.
12 June 2014 at 15:41 · Like
Nick Cox
Nick Cox Oh. I actually know Pinks here in Brooklyn.
12 June 2014 at 15:53 · Edited · Like
Precious V Quashie
Precious V Quashie Tantie leita looking good
12 June 2014 at 16:54 · Like
Susan Firmin
Susan Firmin Who is the baby?
12 June 2014 at 20:06 · Like
Precious V Quashie
Precious V Quashie Christine is the baby
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Nick Cox
Nick Cox Christopher! Maxman Baptist on your dad’s left? I did not know he was that young. Did you find out who the man behind Cousin Leitha is?
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Clive Phillip
Clive Phillip Isn’t the one with her hair in a bun your mom
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Bill Cameron Hi Nick, I think the man you are referring to is Mr Alleyne (then Principal at BC) on Sydney’s right shoulder. The man on the very left of picture in the background wearing a shirt is Barnabus Bethel. The man on Sydney’s left shoulder is Roy Benjamin. Roy’s baby was christened around the same time (see photo with Danny Clements and a lady from Madonna House, whose name I can’t remember).
Bill Cameron’s photo.

TBT 1988 — in Calliste, Saint George, Grenada.

TBT 1988 — in Calliste, Saint George, Grenada.

Chris Cudgoe's photo. What's happening here?

Chris Cudgoe’s photo. What’s happening here?

Nick Cox South Side? Which village? 12 June 2014 at 15:01 · Like Christopher Cudjoe Christopher Cudjoe Brunswick

Nick Cox South Side? Which village?
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Christopher Cudjoe Brunswick

Chris Cudgoe's photo. Who's who?

Chris Cudgoe’s photo. Who’s who?

A few photos here provided by Chris Cudgoe with comments taken from facebook.

 

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Bishop’s College Original Intake – 1964

Bishop’s College Original Intake – 1964.

The names of the first intake of students to Bishop’s College in 1964 have always been a bit of a mystery….until now. Patrick David has kindly consulted with family and friends and between them they have compiled a list of names of the first student intake of 1964. Patrick has also furnished a few other snippets of information about the arrangement of classes and the first teaching staff.

I just want to pass on my thanks and appreciation to Patrick for sending this valuable information. Patrick says in an email:

“I am consulting with some former colleagues to complete the list including my brothers. Currently I have about 96 names. I’m not certain of total intake but initially there were only three classes; 3A, 3B, and 3C,administered by the three teachers, MR Noël , MR Roberts and Miss Lorna Cayenne. A month or so later when Father Wappler joined, we were then divided into 4 classes. I think it grew to167 students through subsequent intakes. However, turnover was high due to mass emigration as in the case of my brothers and myself. The next intake was December 1964 or January 1965.
MR Bernard Bullen took over in January or February 1965 as Principal.”

Later he wrote:

“………..those days were so filled with excitement and being part of something new that you just coped with the rigour of academia. it’s is such a trip to remember those days – so many pleasant memories. Indeed I realised many of the people were featured on the 1968 information; many had left. One thing I should emphasise is the logistical effort required to get children from all around the Island to start school at 08:30 instead of the customary 09:00
This required transportation via three buses and may have set the trend for school children on the Island. One operated from Windward, another from north of the island i.e. Top Hill, Mt. Pleasant, Dover, the final one Belle Vue, Belmont , Harvey Vale, L’esterre etc. The bus drivers were: Lennox McQuilkin, Winston Stewart (“W”), Nick Andrew and Gifford Andrew (“Big Andrew”). These men were determined to see everyone succeed.

Nick Cox has provided the following additional information:

‘I remember all four buses going by my house with the Bishop’s College students. I remember the unique engine sounds; Austin (Lennox, Nick and Big Andrew) vs Morris (“W”). I remember so many names of students, you (i.e. Selwyn Mills) included, even without meeting them. Many students I met in person later in life.
We must remember the bus drivers for picking up the lunch carriers on the 11:00AM run and getting them safely to the hungry students.’

Nick has also written:

‘I started Bishop’s College in 1971 following my siblings, Gloria Cox (on the original list), Jerva Cox and Jean Cox.  This is the type of history that the people of Carriacou should be aware of.  It is the story of what makes us who we are today.  I hope that the leadership in both high schools in Carriacou, make the reading of the information on this site a requirement as part of an orientation to high school.
I have fond memories of being awakened at 5:00 AM to participate in the feeding and counting of the chickens.  In the summer months I listened to my parents discussing how many chickens they needed to sell to accumulate enough money to pay Gloria’s school fees ($EC24.00 per term).  Mr. Anthony Clouden from Bogles was the one who would come by the yard to purchase chickens by weight, using the spring balance.  I am sure many Carriacouans have their stories to tell.
Thanks to Selwyn Mills for pointing out the importance of the Bus Drivers.’

Agnes McKenzie (nee Brown) remembers:

‘I can still recall the day I started at Bishop’s College. I have fond memories of boarding the bus at Mt. Pleasant, traveling through the villages of Limlair, Dover, Meldrum, Belvedere and Bogles picking up students on the way to school. That’s a part of our history that can never be forgotten.’

Approximately one quarter of students walked from surrounding villages; Lauriston, Six roads, Brunswick, Prospect Hall , Hillsborough and Bogles.”

Original Intake of BC Students February 1964
ADAMS Manson
ALEXANDER David
ALEXANDER Everest
ALEXANDER George
ALEXANDER Joan
ALEXANDER Valerie
ALEXIS Alexia
ALEXIS (Freddie) Dennis
ALEXIS (Noreen) Jacintha
ALEXIS (nee AUGUSTINE) Palmira (pia)
ANDREW Astor
ANDREW Ezra

BARCLAY Theresa
BATISTE Alfred
BATISTE Lionel
BARTHOLAMEW Letitia
BEDEAU Jeffery
BEDEAU Lloyd
BEDEAU Patsy
BENJAMIN Albert (‘flash’)
BETHEL Tyrone

BASCOMBE Bernardine

BILLY Maureen
BRISTOL Dunstan(‘courtney’)
BRISTOL Joseph
BROWN Agnes

BROWN Margaret
BROWNE Joe
CAYENNE Annette
CAYENNE Vestin
CHARLES Edith
COLLINS Winifred
COMPTON Bridget
COMPTON Cyril
COMPTON Nuala (Nola)
COX Annie
COX Deborah

COX Gloria
COX Margaret

CUDGOE Monica
CUMMINGS Cryspin

CUMMINGS Erva
DAVID Bernard
DAVID Eileen
DAVID Emma
DAVID Gemma
DAVID Gustav
DAVID James
DAVID Patrick
DAVID Sybil
DAVIDSON Brenice

DOUGLAS John
FAURE Joe
FLEARY Martin

FLEARY Rosalyn
FLEARY Viola
GABRIEL David
GABRIEL Nell
GAY Joycelyn

GEORGE (Pancake) Leroy
JACOB Betty

JACOB Nicholas
JAFFIER Cornelius
JAFFIER Prince
JAMES Vena
JOHN David
JOHN Joan
JOHN Judith
JOSEPH Maria(lou)
JOSEPH David
JOSEPH Davis

JOSEPH Josephine
JOSEPH Merle
JOSEPH Mary
JOSEPH Magdalene
LEVINE Patricia
LOGAN Gordon
Mc LAWRENCE Humphrey

McLAWRENCE William (Irvin)
McDONALD George
McFARLANE Sarah
McFARLANE Sarahnie
McINTOSH Alicia
McKENZIE Dunbar
McKENZIE Louise
McKENZIE Pentlan
McKENZIE Solomon
McKENZIE Stephanie

McLEOD Josiah
McQUILKIN keith
MILLS Selwyn
MOSES Joan

MOSES Lenford

MOSES Merle

MOSES Rex
NEDD Jacintha
NOEL Jim
NOEL Lloyd

NOEL Margaret
NOEL Matthew

PHILLIP Margaret

PHILLIP Michael

PIERRE Louise
PRIME Esther
PRIME Jean
PRIME Merrill

QUADALOUPE Esther
QUAMINA Paul

QUASHIE Rhodda
RAYMOND Henry
SAMERSON Samlyn
SCOTT Clarissa
SCOTT Festina

SIMON Merlene
SIMON Roy
STIELL Henry
STIELL Joyce
THOMAS Errol

WILLIAMS Minita

WILLIAMS Vena

N.B. That’s a total of 119 names for the February 1964 intake. Well done and thanks to all contributors.

If anyone can add any other name (or names) to this list PLEASE send them in and I will add them on.

BTW did anyone ever take a photo of the first intake in 1964? That would be treasure indeed.

In the meantime, thanks again to Patrick David for his valuable contribution to the history of Bishop’s College.

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