Beacons leave legacy

Melville Williams is a shining example of hard work and dedication is a true craft man of our fate who we are proud of calling A Beacon of St. Peter and indeed Barbados.

Melville Williams.

Residing in Lonesome Hill. St. Peter he can be dubbed the oldest entrepreneur in Barbados at the age of 102 years.

He was born on February 2, 1910 and at an early age began informal lessons with his father’s workmen who taught him the trade of making saddles along with riding horse and buggy.

Throughout his life here on the island, he has worked with all the estates in the parish of St. Peter and some in the parishes of St. Lucy and St. Andrew.

Williams is a believer in transferring of knowledge and is eager to relinquish his workshop and to teach the trade of making saddles and other apparel for horses to the youth in a hope that the craft would not vanish when his work on earth is completed.

2 Responses to Beacons leave legacy

  1. Richard Reid November 15, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    That’s my grandad! Looking good grandad. You inspire me right here in England. Love you lots.

  2. Irwin Williams November 26, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Melville Williams is my grand father. I am greately inspired by the humanitarian quality in him. He made sure all of his offsprings made it to america to begin a new and better life. Especially those who needed that assistance, when times was bleak at home he made it happened. I currently resides in Brooklyn, N.Y and I know for sure if was’nt for him, I would not be the educated family man that I am today. Long life and prosperity to Mr. Williams


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