Daily Archives: July 5, 2013

Friends of Victoria Village – Creole Breakfast – Aug 3, 2013- NYC

THE FRIENDS OF VICTORIA VILLAGE DIASPORA 

 Annual Creole Breakfast Morning

Celebrating the Men of Victoria Village

“Victoria Man ah Man, Victoria Man nah Tobacco Stick”

ROSE GARDEN BANQUET HALL

Church Avenue & E43 Street, Brooklyn, NY 11226

 SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 2013

10.00 A.M.- 2.00 P.M.

 PLEASE BRING A BOOK TO DONATE TO THE NEW FRIENDS OF VICTORIA DIASPORA LIBRARY

Adults – $25.00     Children – $10.00 (at the door)

 FOR TICKETS & INFORMATION:

• ULA AUSTIN-347 884 5163 •    CLAIRE ANN GORING – 718 209 5207

• WINSTON “Jeggae” HOPPIE – 718 812 7736 •   IVOR THOM-404 861 2168

• MICHAEL CHARLES – 646 875 1269 •   MARVA LANGHORNE – 917 470 8951

•ROSE OCTOBER-EDUN – 718 755 4956 •  MILFORD LEWIS – 917 679 9031

• AGUSTUS BARRY – 718 755 3949 •  LESLIE WEGMAN – 718 434 1595

• JOYCE ROBERTS – 347 406 6139 •  CHERYL AINSWORTH – 347 240 7672

• GRACE WEGMAN – 718 413 3066 •  PATRICK YOUNGE – 646 812 5719

National Insurance Scheme ( NIS) Annual Fun Day – NYC

 National Insurance Scheme ( NIS) Annual Fun Day

July 21, 2013 at 11:00am

Baisley Pond Park in Jamaica, New York

Contact Persons:
 
Oswald Blackman: 347 495 8948
 
Aubrey Medas: 917 951 5176
 
David Carr: 240 601 7594

Nostalgia: Wismar/Christianburg/Upper Demerara River – updated

NOSTALGIA….Wismar/Christianburg/Upper Demerara River – updated

by Peter Halder

Introduction
Christianburg was my home from 1957-1960. The time I spent there is still etched in my memory. It was an unenviable and unforgettable experience of what living in a mining area was like, especially when everybody knew everybody, and the males greatly outnumbered the females.

Christianburg was part and parcel of the Wismar-Christianburg- Silvertown- Silvercity- Wismar Hill area on the left bank of the Demerara River, opposite the then booming bauxite mining town of Mackenzie, now Linden. It was the District Administration centre for the Upper Demerara River District that extended from Kamuni Creek opposite and Princess Caroline adjacent to Atkinson Field, now Cheddi Jagan International Airport, southwards to Cannister Falls and the border with Brazil. An estimated 30,000 people lived in the Mackenzie -Wismar-Christianburg-Silvertown-Silvercity-Wismar Hill area.    [Read more]

On the Street Where I Lived – Updated – by Peter Halder

On the Street Where I Lived – Updated

by Peter Halder

I was born, grew up and lived for many years on a virtually unknown street in Guyana.

It’s name is Non Pareil Street and it’s in Albouystown. My family consisted of my father and mother, Ershad and Mary Halder , three brothers – Bonnie, Felix and Vernon, all of whom have passed away, and two sisters – Leila and Bernice. My niece, Olivia (Livy) Kissoon later came to live with us. She now lives in Toronto, Canada. Her Mom Leila had migrated to Trinidad, then England and now lives in Cyprus. Bernice now lives in Orlando, Florida.

Albouystown is the long, narrow southern suburb of Georgetown, often called a “slum area” due to its “long ranges” of one room homes, some thickly populated “yards”, latrines for the use of landlord and tenants and to a minor extent, crime.     [Read more]

Read original entry here:

https://guyaneseonline.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/on-the-street-where-i-lived-in-b-g/

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