Chateau Margot

Details: complements of Amanda Richard. 

The Chateau Margot Chimney is dated July 1, 1889. This Chimney stands

at the front of the village from which its name is derived; Chateau Margot

on the East Coast Demerara, some eight miles from the capital city. It is the

solitary remains of a former sugar factory which according to a

description from the weekly Argosy of 1883 ‘boasted the finest cane land

in the colony of British Guiana during the nineteeth century operating

successfully on the vacuum pan process for many years’.

 

The chimney was constructed by a brick layer, Anlemo Gordon, from

Buxton, East Coast Demerara. It stands on a huge concrete base and was constructed from red bricks. The chimney, despite its functions during the

time of sugar operation, served as a beacon to ships approaching Port

Georgetown even after the sugar factory was demolished. Still standing

today, this site represents an aspect of our nation's industrial heritage, thus

signifying a very important historical milestone. It reflects humankind's

dual power of destruction and creation; the hope of a better life, and the

ever-greater power over matter.

 

Gordon was said to have told his groom, in the days of horse-drawn carriages to “unhitch those quadrupeds and provide them with provender, or I shall connect my shoemaker to your tailor.”

 

 

 

 

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Chateau Margot

Details: complements of Amanda Richard. 

The Chateau Margot Chimney is dated July 1, 1889. This Chimney stands

at the front of the village from which its name is derived; Chateau Margot

on the East Coast Demerara

That is some erection!

Baseman posted:
Dave posted:

Chateau Margot

Details: complements of Amanda Richard. 

The Chateau Margot Chimney is dated July 1, 1889. This Chimney stands

at the front of the village from which its name is derived; Chateau Margot

on the East Coast Demerara

That is some erection!

This is because he can achieve Success  with Good Hope and La Bonne Intention at Vryheid's Lust.  

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