Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica

A Sweet Forgetting: Slavery, Sugar and Scotland

Growing up in Scotland, Stephen McLaren was drawn to a land on the other side of the Atlantic, a garden paradise he discovered years later had landscapes that reminded him of home. “Since I was a teenager, I’ve always wanted to visit Jamaica and savor its Caribbean heat, its energy, its natural beauty,” Mr. McLaren said. “I craved to experience it firsthand both as a photographer and a visitor.”

Read more on the New York Times website.

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A defendable, water-powered mill – a Jamaican sugar planter’s response to the threat posed by French privateers, circa 1760

20 June 2018, Cowcross Street, London


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