A new well-illustrated book on the several lives of a Jamaican family in Britain has just been published (Horsgate Books, £25.00). The Jippi-Jappa Hat Merchant and His Family tells of the arrival in 1919 of a prosperous Kingston merchant, with… Continue Reading
Passengers arriving at Montego Bay airport still step out of the plane and down an old-fashioned portable stairway before standing on the tarmac itself. Let’s hope these will never be replaced by the modern, air-conditioned tunnels of other airports. Otherwise… Continue Reading
Article from The Gleaner, 2010 Eighteen members of the Friends of the Georgian Society of Jamaica are spending two weeks touring a number of Jamaica’s historic buildings. The FGSJ is a UK-based group, affiliated to the Georgian Society of Jamaica,… Continue Reading
FGSJ members and supporters were greatly saddened by news of Geoffrey Pinto’s death on 16 September 2016. FGSJ Chairman, Peregrine Bryant, notes that he was a remarkable man, whom he first met at the Vernacular Architecture Forum in Falmouth in… Continue Reading
Good news for Spanish Town as a new project to restore the historic Georgian buildings around Emancipation Square is launched.
Laura Facey’s Ascension, Photograph John Pheasant Although delayed for five days by the Icelandic ash cloud, FGSJ’s visit to Jamaica turned into a triumphant success thanks to the brilliant improvisational skills of our hosts and organisers who salvaged almost… Continue Reading