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GUYANA: Logging History: MANAKA vs STAMPA back in the day – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 – by Francis Quamina Farrier

You could be one of about a hundred persons reading that headline, who would know exactly what this article will relate. In fact, you would be jumping for joy to realize that the sporting interactions of “MANAKA” and “STAMPA” of decades ago are remembered and written about, after all these years. You would also immediately know that this article will recall the glorious days of those two British owned and operated British Guiana timber concessions, which are located on the Essequibo River.

Both had a glorious era of Guianese and British Guiana history of logging. There were also the memorable occasions when sports teams from both locations engaged each other in exciting cricket and football encounters. It was a history which I personally experienced as a youngster, over seven decades ago.          Continue reading

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