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Golden Grove Celebrates Centenary As Village

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Golden Grove Celebrates Centenary As Village
Initiative and Self-Help of Inhabitants Praised.
His Excellency Unveils Memorial Tablet

WHEN the Centenary celebrations of the purchase of Golden Grove, East Coast, Demerara, by 50 manumitted slaves, were opened on Wednesday last His Excellency the Governor, Sir Charles Woolley, K.C.M.G., O.B.E., M.C., and Lady Woolley, were among the chief guests.
IN THE COURSE of a heartening and congratulatory address. His Excellency declared that his greatest interest in British Guiana was directed towards the welfare of the rural areas, and much of his time was occupied with the solution of problems for the benefit of these areas. The prosperity of British Guiana depended mostly upon what it produced, and he was glad that Golden Grove was in the front rank in farming activities.
DESCRIBED by the Governor as the “Apostle of the Villages,” Mr. M. B. Laing, C.M.G., O.B.E., in his address stressed the important responsibility placed upon Village…

HISTORICAL REVIEW OF GOLDEN GROVE VILLAGE

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HISTORICAL REVIEW OF GOLDEN GROVE VILLAGE

EVENTS, IMPROVEMENTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS, 1848 -1948.

Following is the historical review of the Golden Grove Village, East Coast, Demerara, covering the period of its acquisition as a village from May 5, 1848 to May 5, 1948, compiled and read by Mr. L. D. Sarrabo, a villager and former chairman of the Village Council, on the occasion of the opening of the centenary celebrations on Wednesday last, in the presence of His Excellency the Governor, and a number of prominent citizens.
May it please Your Excellency, Gentlemen: To-day a deep sense of joy and happiness thrills me because of the privilege and honour that are accorded to me to read a review showing the events, improvements and achievements which have taken place in various aspects in the life of the people over the years from 1848 to 1948.

SALE OF VILLAGE

On January 5, 1848, fifty men, good and true, pooled their resources and subscribed one hundred dollars each and bought Plantat…

Golden Grove Celebrates Centenary As Village

B.G. News

Golden Grove Celebrates Centenary As Village
Initiative and Self-Help of Inhabitants Praised.
His Excellency Unveils Memorial Tablet

WHEN the Centenary celebrations of the purchase of Golden Grove, East Coast, Demerara, by 50 manumitted slaves, were opened on Wednesday last His Excellency the Governor, Sir Charles Woolley, K.C.M.G., O.B.E., M.C., and Lady Woolley, were among the chief guests.
IN THE COURSE of a heartening and congratulatory address. His Excellency declared that his greatest interest in British Guiana was directed towards the welfare of the rural areas, and much of his time was occupied with the solution of problems for the benefit of these areas. The prosperity of British Guiana depended mostly upon what it produced, and he was glad that Golden Grove was in the front rank in farming activities.
DESCRIBED by the Governor as the “Apostle of the Villages,” Mr. M. B. Laing, C.M.G., O.B.E., in his address stressed the important responsibility placed upon Village…