HISTORIC TRUST: Gallery helps Barbados heritage site

Brenda Alberts of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery with Black Star Liner

Brenda Alberts, on behalf of the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery, makes presentation to Black Star Liner

Black Star Liner is passionate about preserving the historic Pothouse Spring community lands in St. John’s Parish in Barbados. Almost single-handedly Black has been the volunteer custodian of the site which includes a natural spring and the remains of a 17th century plantation. Pothouse, also the name of a nearby village, refers to pottery making which used to be a plantation based industry. With good clay deposits in Barbados, pots were originally made for use in the manufacture of sugar. To help Black with his gardening endeavours the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery donated an inverter, the last critical component needed for his solar energy system, to run his irrigation pump. Pothouse Spring is located a short distance from St. John’s Church built in 1645. Barbados Day is planned this year at the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery on Saturday August 16, 2014.
Pothouse Spring, a unique site connected to the history of Barbados

Pothouse Spring, a unique site connected to the history of Barbados

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