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Christmas Day. Rosignol, Guyana. 1945 – By Vidur

This entry was submitted by one of our readers:  Thanks to Vidur:
I am pleased to share with you some reflections, with this drawing of a ‘dream’ house –nostalgia mixed with fantasy- in my old village of Rosignol – Berbice River in Guyana in the early 1940s on Christmas day.

Illustration painted by Vidur

  Christmas Day. Rosignol, Guyana. 1945

Christmas in Guyana, in my young days was the event of the year. In my village of Rosignol, every home was spik and span for Christmas. Everyone must look their best and every household must have Christmas cake and Ginger beer for anyone who called in. Shops and most homes were gaily decorated with buntings. Shops, a couple with their own electric lighting and others with gas lamps brightened the village. Continue reading

A SLICE OF CHRISTMAS – By Dmitri Allicock


By Dmitri Allicock

Black cake

Fruits soaked in wine, eggs, orange peel and some flour too

Baking powder, rum, butter, black treacle & sugar that grew

Perhaps some roasted nuts, then mixed with eggs cracked

Grease or line pan with parchment paper then oven ‘ill react

Place into preheated oven and give it about 2 hours to cook Continue reading

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