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Click to enlargeSt Philip's Church, Charlestown. An old postcard by R.P. Kaps, Jeweller, High Street, Georgetown.
Just to attach a titbit of social history to this picture :
St. Philip's Church and the Venerable Archdeacon Thomas Farrar.
The marriage of Melicent Ann Austin to Thomas Farrar took place on 13 Aug 1857 in St Philip's. Thomas was from Holbeck, Leeds. He was born on 21 Dec 1830, christened on 22 Dec 1830 and died on 21 Aug 1893 in Georgetown.  Melicent was a descendant of Thomas Austin who is believed to have been born on the Island of Barbados in about 1727.

Their son was Rt. Rev. Walter Farrar, D.D. (1865 -1919). He studied at Queen's College, Georgetown, and was the second student to win the British Guiana Scholarship (the first being his future brother-in-law, James Hill Conyers) to Keble College, Oxford, in 1883.
He returned to British Guiana and was ordained a deacon by Bishop William Piercy Austin in 1888. After working in British Guiana, Antigua and Barbados, amongst other places, he settled in Bognor Regis, where he was vicar from 1915 to 1916.. He married Alice, eldest daughter of William Francis Bridges, J.P., Administrator of British Guiana.

■ Find out more on 'The Clergy of the Parish of Bognor Regis' page at Parish Church of St. Wilfrid, Bognor Regis, Sussex.* (Source of the historical information shown above.)

See also
■ Historic St. Philips Anglican Church gets new look, 08 Mar 2010 (Kaieteur News Online).*
■ Scenes from the rededication of St Philip's Parish Church (Stabroek News), 02 May 2013.*
■ Gunmen invade St. Philip's Anglican, rob parishioners, 03 Nov 2014 (Kaieteur News Online).*
(* links worked on 3rd March 2019)



Click to enlargeLombard Street, looking north.
From a postcard by R.P. Kaps, Georgetown (1906).
Not only did the British build the first railway in South America in 1848, from Georgetown to Plaisance; our forebears also established trams in Georgetown in 1877.
Find out more at the Tramways of Georgetown, British Guiana by Allen Morrison.
Nowadays the public transport system no longer includes trains or trams.
(* link worked on 3rd March 2019)



Click to enlargeA somewhat precarious canal crossing in Georgetown.
From the Keystone View Company's "Tour of the World" stereographic card set. The stereograph was introduced in Europe in 1840 and the USA in about 1851. It continued for around 100 years. It was the most popular mass market photographic form from around 1890 to 1940.
[Source: The "Keystone Tour of the World 400 Series:" Stereographic Images of Africa and American Self Represenation, Megan Claire Halsband, Thesis, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2008].



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Stabroek Market Square circa 1911, looking remarkably neat and tidy compared to the hustle and bustle of more recent times.
From an old postcard.

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Stabroek Market, mid-1920s.
From an old postcard.

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Work underway on the sewage system in the 1920s. The Georgetown Sewerage and Water Commissioners were established in 1929 to operate and maintain the sewage and water works of central Georgetown.

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A street scene in Georgetown, Demerara in 1888. Illustrated London News, 7th April 1888, p.363.
"Across Two Oceans -- sketches by our special artist, Mr. Melton Prior."

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The ice stall in the market, Georgetown, Demerara in 1888.
Illustrated London News, 7th April 1888, p.363.
"Across Two Oceans -- sketches by our special artist, Mr. Melton Prior."

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St. George's Cathedral - an old postcard published by R.P. Kaps, Jeweller, High Street, Georgetown, Demerara.

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Sunday morning in Georgetown, Demerara, 1888.
Illustrated London News, 7th April 1888.
"Across Two Oceans -- sketches by our special artist, Mr. Melton Prior."

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Georgetown, Demerara, sketched from the lighthouse. Illustrated London News, 1888. "Across Two Oceans -- sketches by our special artist, Mr. Melton Prior."

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Government House, Georgetown, British Guiana. An old postcard published by The Argosy Company.

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The June Fish, a market scene in Demerara. From a sketch by Alfred Trauble. Harper's Weekly, June, 1874.

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A tram rattles down Water Street in Robbstown. Another postcard published by The Argosy Company, circa 1906.

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The commercial centre of Georgetown, British Guiana, 1956. In the distance, Stabroek Market and the River Demerara. [British Guiana Handbook, 1956.]


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