Haggatts, the foundation of my origins!

Haggatts, the foundation of my origins!





By Stanley Collymore


Forged into existence from the tedious and back-breaking

toil of sugar cane labourers and the skilled endeavours

of cane factory employees and agricultural workers,

you’ve been sandwiched between the impressive

contours of Chalky Mount and Lakes Village

on your eastern flank, Belleplaine on your

northern perimeter and the rolling hills

of St. Simons on your western border.


While, simultaneously, the majestic and unimpeded flow of

the crystal clear, spring waters of Haggatts and Bruce

Vale Rivers, copiously and unifyingly adding their

voluminous quantity, quality and glimmering

brilliance, in the locality of Lakes Bridge,

to those of Lakes River, jointly amidst

all this practically and most beneficially making their

indispensable and appreciated contributions to the

continuous, splendid and widespread irrigation

of an absolutely picturesque, immaculately

pristine and - unmistakably for me and

similarly all those who proudly and

supportively share the same local

origins as well as a cultural and

social empathy with this our

beloved region - a flawless

and undisputable beacon

highlighting everything

here that’s both proper

and principled about

humanity and that

the wider world,

in general, in its

wisdom would

do fine to copy

and afterwards

aptly become.


© Stanley V. Collymore

3 October 2019.



Author’s Comments:

There is no other place on Earth that I owe so very much to - and will enduringly remember that - than my beloved Haggatts and Lakes Districts in St. Andrew, Barbados.


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Added on October 3, 2019
Last Updated on October 3, 2019
Tags: Heritage



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