Return of Personnel and Material 1914

This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.  It started in Europe on the 28 July 1914.  Although much of the fighting took place in Europe, large navies which included a growing number of submarines, and the new invention of the aircraft meant that the war could easily spread to other parts of the world, and it did.  Because of these concerns the Colonial Administration on St. Kitts started monitoring the availability […]

Honey Bees String Band

The reaction we received last week to the post of the photograph of Wings was amazing. Thanks to everybody who wrote to tell us that Wings was run by Theophilus and later Terrence Dolphin. We hope to be able to find out more of the story of that restaurant over the coming days. Today we hail Culturama in Nevis with an image of the Honey Bees String Band. Once again, we would be grateful to […]

Restaurant week

Restaurant week starts today.  It has become a yearly feature now.  Families look forward to enjoying a night out at a reasonable price and restaurants offer dishes around a particular item.  This year, the star of the plate is plantain. There was a time when the choices for those who wanted to eat out were very limited.  Our photograph this week is of a place that was very popular in the late 1970s and 1980s. Wings was at the airport.  It […]

Personnel Files of the Leeward Islands Police Force

We are continuing with interesting material found in the personnel files of the Leeward Islands Police Force.  In 1954 PC Green was charged with causing damage to government property.  He had cut the side of a pair of boots issued to him as part of his kit. In today’s world the first question that pops into one’s head is – Why did he not ask for another pair?  But this was over 60 years ago. Things were different […]

The Tiniest Letter

It has been a while since our last gem.  We have been busy doing other things and especially working on the new website  However this item simply had to be shared. Assistant Archivist, Mavis Johnson Vaughan is currently cleaning up some personnel files that came to us from the Police Force some years ago.  She is smoothing out the creases, and removing all rusty paper clips and treasury tags.  She is also listing them so […]