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  • By BMHS on April 19, 2017
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    Crop Over is just around the corner! Join us at Crop Over Craft Works on 01 July 2017 starting at 10:00 a.m. Each year we showcase the very best from local artisans, activities for the children, guided gallery tours and live demonstrations. It is fantastic day the entire family can enjoy. If you are interested in securing a stall space […]
  • Appeal for Artifacts – Barbados at 50

    By BMHS on April 22, 2016
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                Watch the full video here Barbados at Fifty: Pursuing the Road to Independence   Objective: To Commemorate 50 years as an Independent nation   Programme: Appeal for Artifacts for the Barbados at Fifty Exhibition Comments:  To commemorate Barbados’ 50th birthday, the BMHS is developing a commemorative exhibition. The exhibition will seek to achieve three […]
  • [This Day in History – March 9]

    By BMHS on March 9, 2016
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    [This Day in History – March 9]   DEATH OF JACKIE OPEL – THE CREATOR OF SPOUGE   March 9, 2016 marks the 46th year of Jackie Opel’s untimely demise in a car accident on Bay Street, St. Michael, Barbados. Born 27 August 1937, Opel was christened Dalton St. Clair Bishop. He attended St. Mary’s School which is located in […]
  • [This Day in History – January 21]

    By BMHS on January 22, 2016
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      [This Day in History – January 21]   Errol Barrow Day As secular dates go on the Barbadian calendar, January 21 is of significant national importance as it is the date chosen to commemorate the life and achievements of the Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow “Father of Barbados’ Independence.” But who exactly was Errol Walton Barrow and what were […]
  • [This Day in History – January 5]

    By BMHS on January 5, 2016
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    [This Day in History – January 5] Arrival of Small World Gondola On January 5, 1959 Barbadian fisherman DaCosta Brathwaite and his son Chesterfield landed a strange catch at Crane Beach, St. Phillip. On his usual trip to the fishing banks, Brathwaite, the skipper of the power boat “New Providence,” spotted a small object afloat. Further investigation revealed the object […]
  • This Day in History – November 25

    By BMHS on November 26, 2015
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    [This Day in History – November 25 ] Establishment of the Barbados Regiment On November 25, 1948, the Volunteer Force was restored under the new name of the ‘Barbados Regiment.’ The Force had taken an active role in World War II, with several of its Volunteers enlisting, and in 1942 the War Department absorbed the Force into a special Caribbean […]
  • This Day in History – November 22

    By BMHS on November 22, 2015
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    [This Day in History – November 22] Sinking of the Stavronikita Thirty-seven years ago today, the former Greek cargo vessel the ‘Stavronikita’ was sunk just a quarter of a mile off Barbados’ west coast; the first ship in Barbados to be deliberately sunk to create an underwater attraction. On the morning of August 26, 1976, while on its way to […]
  • This Day in History – November 25

    By BMHS on November 22, 2015
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    [This Day in History – November 25 ]   Establishment of the Barbados Regiment   On November 25, 1948, the Volunteer Force was restored under the new name of the ‘Barbados Regiment.’  The Force had taken an active role in World War II, with several of its Volunteers enlisting, and in 1942 the War Department absorbed the Force into a […]
  • [This Day in History – Obadele Thompson Wins Bronze in Sydney

    By BMHS on September 23, 2015
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    [This Day in History – September 23] Obadele Thompson Wins Bronze in Sydney On September 23, 2000 at Olympic Park, Olympic Stadium, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, Obadele Thompson clocked 10.04 seconds in the men’s 100 metre final to secure Barbados’ first individual Olympic Games medal.  Thompson placed third in the race to win the bronze medal for Barbados.  The […]

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