story icon Memories from the Islands

Memories from the Islands was a joint project involving Haringey Third Age, Moving Here, The National Archives and Bruce Castle Museum Haringey.

Participants selected their favourite photographs from a collection of images taken by the Ministry of Information of the Caribbean in the 1950s and 60s, all of which are available on Moving Here to download. Individuals memories and reminiscences in relation to those images appear here with their selected images.

A physical exhibition of this project is available for loan please contact enquiry@movinghere.org.uk.


Maybe you have a story which relates to these stories so why not Tell your Story? You can include photographs or items from the catalogue to be displayed with your story. You can also go to our search form to find a story which may be related to the places you are interested in.


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A ward in San Fernando Hospital, 1955Memories From the Islands - Hospitals
1940 - 1960
contributed by: Haringey University of Third Age
Children listening to a schools broadcast at Highgate Government SchoolMemories From the Islands - Listening to the Radio
1940 - 1960
contributed by: Haringey University of Third Age
Newspaper boys waiting to collect their copy of 'News'  Barbados 1960Memories From the Islands - Newspaper
1940 - 1960
contributed by: Haringey University of Third Age
Edith Bellot wearing the traditional costume of Dominica, based on French eighteenth century fashionMemories From the Islands - Dominica Dress
1940 - 1960
contributed by: Haringey University of Third Age
A general view of the interior of a footwear factory, Kingston, 1961Memories From the Islands - Shoe Factory
1940 - 1960
contributed by: Haringey University of Third Age
A plantation labourer cuts the sugarcane stalks into 'setts' for plantingMemories From the Islands - Cutting Cane
1940 - 1960
contributed by: Haringey University of Third Age
The bus station at MandevilleMemories From the Islands - Bus
1940 - 1960
contributed by: Haringey University of Third Age
Kings Street, KingstonMemories From the Islands - Horse and Cart
1940 - 1960
contributed by: Haringey University of Third Age
Drying cocoa on an estate in Grenanda, 1963Memories From the Islands - Cocoa
1940 - 1960
contributed by: Haringey University of Third Age
Playtime at Trench Town Comprehensive School, KingstonMemories From the Islands - Cricket
1940 - 1960
contributed by: Haringey University of Third Age
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