600 plus in Heritage Walk

For the third consecutive year, the Crop Over Heritage Walk in The City attracted hundreds of Barbadians (interested in their own culture and heritage) and      visitors alike.

Much like last year, there were over 600 people walking through Bridgetown, enjoying the cool night air, as they listened to the stories about Historic Bridgetown And Its Garrison, now a World Heritage property.

The tour began at Pelican Village, snaking its way through the General Post Office car park, on to Jubilee Gardens, up Lower Broad Street, across to Milk Market, up Swan Street, through Busby Alley, to James Street, stopping at the James Street Methodist Church, before venturing onto Colridge Street and the Colridge Street car park, along Lucas Street, touching Prince William Henry Street and National Heroes Square, before ending in Cavan’s Lane at the Screw Dock on the Pierhead.

Throughout the near three-hour tour, the walkers were treated to historic re-enactments and depictions of noted characters like King Dyal and the Minstrel Shilling, and were entertained at points by the tuk band, and a representation of the country’s only National Heroine Sarah Ann Gill, played by Gaye Gajadhar, who rendered the traditional Methodist hymn And Can It Be?.

Keeping Muh Lady covered.
Keeping Muh Lady covered.
National Heroine Sarah Ann Gill, played by Gaye Gajadhar.
National Heroine Sarah Ann Gill, played by Gaye Gajadhar.
The “Minstrel Shilling”.
The “Minstrel Shilling”.

 

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