Near the small village of Cave in the Parish of Westmoreland lies the Chebuctoo Great House. The house is set on a high bluff overlooking the ocean . . . continue to read more about this property as well as learn about transportation in Montego Bay one hundred years ago. Read more
The Chebuctoo Great House built in the 18th Century
The Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica (FGSJ) are mounting a London exhibition showcasing Jamaica’s fine historic buildings and the FGSJ’s and the Georgian Society of Jamaica's work to preserve and restore them.
Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica exhibition, 11-12 June, to include:
Venue: Hogan Lovells, Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, London.
Entry by pre-purchased tickets only. Bookings on the attached form below must be received by June 2nd. Also download the flyer for more details and the tweetable suggestions .
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On Sunday, May 18, the St. Ann and St. Mary Chapter members had an enjoyable excursion to Worthy Park Estate and Distillery in the parish of St. Catherine.
We took the scenic route, driving through quaint villages along narrow, winding roads. Many "oohs and aahs" could be heard as our members appreciated the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains.
Upon entering the estate, we headed directly to the main house. Our charming hostess, Joan McConnell, who owns the estate with her husband, gave a warm welcome. She ushered us into her lovely home and to a comfortable outdoor patio. The group expressed more collective "oohs and aahs" as we took in the majestic garden. See slideshow/gallery below for a pictorial journey:
Ladies of the Georgian Society Enjoying the Landscape
The name "Worthy Park" was patented in 1670 - this land was given to a Lieutenant Francis Price for his services to Cromwell during the English invasion and ultimate capture of Jamaica from the Spanish in 1655. The commercial production of cane and sugar began fifty years thereafter, in 1720, and the production of cane and sugar has continued in every year to the present day.Since 1670 Worthy Park has been owned by three families including the present proprietors. The Clarke Family acquired the Estate in 1918. Since the time of acquisition by the Clarkes, the Estate has remained private and has always been owner-operated and managed.
The Worthy Park brand is "Rum Bar", an easily recognizable icon of Jamaican life and culture. The end products of the Worthy Park operation are: Rum Bar White Overproof Rum, Rum Bar Worthy Gold, Rum Bar Rum Cream and Rum Bar Vodka. To the delight of of our members we tasted them all and was very glad indeed that we didn't have to drive home.
Written by Lena Joy Rose. Photos by Jackie Prendergast and some by Lena Joy Rose,
The St Ann/St Mary Chapter Invites you to our First Annual Easter Tea Party on Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 2:30 p.m., Coyaba Gardens, Ocho Rios.
Join us for a relaxing afternoon of live mento music with Allan Swymmer, former lead singer of the original Jolly Boys; Andrew Roblin, international recording artiste; and Roy Harris on rumba.
As part of the festivities, author Fay Pickersgill will be the keynote speaker. Attendees will get a chance to purchase an autographed copy of her book at the signing.
About the Author: Fay Pickersgill is a former Director of Tourism for Jamaica. Once listed among the 100 most powerful women in the travel business by the influential Inter-national Travel Agent Magazine, she has served the industry for over 30 years. In 2001, she was awarded a National Honour, Commander of the Order of Distinction, by the Government of Jamaica for her outstanding contribution to the tourism industry.
"All Proceeds Benefit the Annotto Bay Baptist Church Restoration Project"