Leonora from the air

Chameli posted:
skeldon_man posted:
Chameli posted:

very beautiful from far....lots of garbage near cowdam n sideline in by road

Cham, like you know cow dam good heh? Almost all the areas by the side lines are filthy. It's the peoples' dumping ground.

sk-man, i was there 2 yrs ago,  whenever i went to visit my aunty i walked there from public rd,  now they call it concrete strip.  i saw no cow standing around as was usual

Concrete strip been deh since the seventies I think but definitely since the early 80's. Used to be called Cowdam I believe.

Bai, the post office is before you get to the masjid. The last turn is just after the estate house. If you were going to Parika instead of Vreeden-Hoop, instead to banking that turn, you can go somewhat straight across to the Leonora market and Roxy Cinema.

Kas , I am saying the old post office, many years ago the old post office was by the last turn (road leading into roxy/market etc)  Then they moved the post office to opposite where I use to live. There is a story that not many people know about concerning the new post office, the builders read the blue prints wrong and the post office was built back to front, so the back of the post office is facing the public road. that was the mistake, It was too late to fix it.

Hi everyone.  That video starts just around Stewartville, near the Leonora fire station. I flew over the masjid heading towards Leonora Government School. This week I will shoot some more and hopefully you guys will be able to recognize more of it. 

Amral posted:

Kas , I am saying the old post office, many years ago the old post office was by the last turn (road leading into roxy/market etc)  Then they moved the post office to opposite where I use to live. There is a story that not many people know about concerning the new post office, the builders read the blue prints wrong and the post office was built back to front, so the back of the post office is facing the public road. that was the mistake, It was too late to fix it.

That's  correct Amral i remembered the Old Post Office on the Dam by the road leading to Roxy Cinema.[or Train Station]

Bear in mind the two turns came when the new road was built.

True Django. In those days there were lots of accidents because of the dangerous turns along some of these roads. As a result they created the new roads and got rid of some of those tight turns. I remember seeing many people at nights carting away wheelbarrows full of sand and fine stones that was dumped along the roadside for the building of the roads. Many bottom houses of both indians and blacks along the leonora/Stewartville side were enclosed using those things. Even my uncle took a helping too with me and others helping to cart it away

When i was little living at Hague Back,my mom will bring me out to visit my eldest aunt who lived at Cornelia Ida housing scheme,I also remembered the "high bridge" at Cornelia Ida.In 1965 my mom decided to move from Hague back and we settled at Cornelia Ida.

Amral posted:

What part CI bai. My old squeeze use to live there 

We lived in the area South of the Community Center bordering Hague Jib.Late 80's i bought one of the Bacchus brothers residence in Hague Jib,the one who used to be a driver of the Estate Manager [the brothers were body builders and wrestlers before our time]

Leonora posted:

Jango, are you sure you're not a professor in my town? One of the buddies he hangs out with is called Jango.   

Nah,that nick Django i took from the movie with Franco Nero,when i was a teenager had it painted on the back of a denmin jacket which i sowed.Any professor will be in the Electronics Service Business that's what i am qualified to do.

Gilbakka posted:

The old post office was a little south of the railway line, which is also south of the turn/junction with Roxy cinema street. I taught one of postman Phillip's sons. 

He had a shop in Leonora Parafield,hope me old brain is correct.

Django posted:
Gilbakka posted:

The old post office was a little south of the railway line, which is also south of the turn/junction with Roxy cinema street. I taught one of postman Phillip's sons. 

He had a shop in Leonora Parafield,hope me old brain is correct.

He lived in Parafield. I saw his house before he added the shop.

Leonora posted:

Anyone knows the Sawh family from Parafield?

There was a teacher named Ramdatt Sawh at Leonora Government School when I worked there 1969-70. A shortish fair complexion fellow who had two other brothers. I think he was from Parafield. I had initially thought he lived in Leonora Pasture.

Gilbakka posted:
Leonora posted:

Anyone knows the Sawh family from Parafield?

There was a teacher named Ramdatt Sawh at Leonora Government School when I worked there 1969-70. A shortish fair complexion fellow who had two other brothers. I think he was from Parafield. I had initially thought he lived in Leonora Pasture.

Damn Gilly. I was just starting primary school.

Gilbakka posted:
Leonora posted:

Anyone knows the Sawh family from Parafield?

There was a teacher named Ramdatt Sawh at Leonora Government School when I worked there 1969-70. A shortish fair complexion fellow who had two other brothers. I think he was from Parafield. I had initially thought he lived in Leonora Pasture.

The father was a driver on the Leonora Estate and had lots of sons and 2 daughters. One son had a drug store in G'town. Another son left Guyana in 1968 and through him a sizeable portion of Guyana migrated (including me); sadly he had Parkinson's and died last year.

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