Marjorie and Herbert
Herbert enjoyed his childhood in St. Andrew. He grew up at Haggats Plantation, a 500 acre sugar cane farm managed by his father, Malcolm. Haggats bordered Walkers Plantation, owned by Marjorie’s father.
This appears to be a picnic to Lakes, St. Andrew. Sugar cane planters wore pith helmets, which they called “cork hats.” Despite their rigidity, these hats were light and gave good protection from the tropical sun. Herbert is wearing his cork hat.
Herbert and Marjorie married in 1948. Marjorie would have been about 21, and Herbert about 25 years old.
Below is another wedding photograph.
I loved the old country homes. I don’t know where this is.
In those days, maids always wore uniforms.
Anthony was born in 1949, followed by Ian in 1951.
Seawell Airport (later renamed Grantley Adams International Airport) was an important connection to the world outside of Barbados. Marjorie is on the left below.
If you can identify anyone in the photo above, I would be grateful if you would contact me.
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