Nigg, Belvedere, Hampshire and Williamsburg  were  new housing schemes located North of the highway, about a mile inland from the Atlantic ocean.

Behind the last row of houses was a swampy savannah with fishes and spika birds, mongrove sea defence and a shell beach with ocean silt.

These housing settelemts  starting from Albion Front to Rose Hall Town. Buildings on the South side of the highway were there previously.  Williamsburg being closest to Rose Hall Town, is now part of that town, but Nigg, Belvedere  and Hampshire are still part of the Albion/Kilcoy NDC. 

This area was once covered with crab grass, where canals were dug and roads made. The bridges were first wooden structures, that are now concrete culverts.    

I believe the horse betting place was located where Albion school head teacher house was once located at Albion Front, that is now a restaurant.  Yollanda  cinema was also located at Albion Front. Albion Front was where the two-mile road began from the highway, that went to the sugar factory.   

These housing settlements on most sugar estates resulted after a Sugar Workers Warfare Fund report published in the 1950s, describing the poor living conditions and  sanitation on sugar estate logies.

On most sugar estates like Port Mourant, Skeldon, Albion, etc the new houses were built around 1959, when the logies were removed.

I was told the logies were  first built for the slaves. 

Is there a specific place at Albion called Albion ? Where was Old Albion  and now New Albion ? Khire's Lust is not a correct answer.     

On most sugar estates like Port Mourant, Skeldon, Albion, etc the new houses were built around 1959 when the logies were removed.

Even after the new houses were built and the old short stilt houses demolished, a  couple logies were still present in Skeldon. One was by Kingstion, near the Skeldon Estate Community Center, the other one was across Banya Koker sideline dam(behind where Novelty Cinema now stands)from Skeldon Scots School. This one was commonly referred to as Bull Hall. The one behind the Vedic Mandir was demolished earlier. 

skeldon_man posted:

On most sugar estates like Port Mourant, Skeldon, Albion, etc the new houses were built around 1959 when the logies were removed.

Even after the new houses were built and the old short stilt houses demolished, a  couple logies were still present in Skeldon. One was by Kingstion, near the Skeldon Estate Community Center, the other one was across Banya Koker sideline dam(behind where Novelty Cinema now stands)from Skeldon Scots School. This one was commonly referred to as Bull Hall. The one behind the Vedic Mandir was demolished earlier. 

Are there any logies existing anywhere in Guyana? Would be nice to show my son when he gets older so he can know his history and what his forefathers endured.

GTAngler posted:
skeldon_man posted:

On most sugar estates like Port Mourant, Skeldon, Albion, etc the new houses were built around 1959 when the logies were removed.

Even after the new houses were built and the old short stilt houses demolished, a  couple logies were still present in Skeldon. One was by Kingstion, near the Skeldon Estate Community Center, the other one was across Banya Koker sideline dam(behind where Novelty Cinema now stands)from Skeldon Scots School. This one was commonly referred to as Bull Hall. The one behind the Vedic Mandir was demolished earlier. 

Are there any logies existing anywhere in Guyana? Would be nice to show my son when he gets older so he can know his history and what his forefathers endured.

I know for sure there are none left in Skeldon. This would have been a good educational experience for the younger generation.

skeldon_man posted:
GTAngler posted:
skeldon_man posted:

On most sugar estates like Port Mourant, Skeldon, Albion, etc the new houses were built around 1959 when the logies were removed.

Even after the new houses were built and the old short stilt houses demolished, a  couple logies were still present in Skeldon. One was by Kingstion, near the Skeldon Estate Community Center, the other one was across Banya Koker sideline dam(behind where Novelty Cinema now stands)from Skeldon Scots School. This one was commonly referred to as Bull Hall. The one behind the Vedic Mandir was demolished earlier. 

Are there any logies existing anywhere in Guyana? Would be nice to show my son when he gets older so he can know his history and what his forefathers endured.

I know for sure there are none left in Skeldon. This would have been a good educational experience for the younger generation.

Someone told me that there are a couple logies located in Coconut Dam , Cane Grove, ECD.

kp posted:
skeldon_man posted:
GTAngler posted:
skeldon_man posted:

On most sugar estates like Port Mourant, Skeldon, Albion, etc the new houses were built around 1959 when the logies were removed.

Even after the new houses were built and the old short stilt houses demolished, a  couple logies were still present in Skeldon. One was by Kingstion, near the Skeldon Estate Community Center, the other one was across Banya Koker sideline dam(behind where Novelty Cinema now stands)from Skeldon Scots School. This one was commonly referred to as Bull Hall. The one behind the Vedic Mandir was demolished earlier. 

Are there any logies existing anywhere in Guyana? Would be nice to show my son when he gets older so he can know his history and what his forefathers endured.

I know for sure there are none left in Skeldon. This would have been a good educational experience for the younger generation.

Someone told me that there are a couple logies located in Coconut Dam , Cane Grove, ECD.

Yes, I heard the same. Belladrum and Hope Town have the  mud houses. 

GT, our children were born overseas and knows little about Guyana, so I just completed my autobiography and also documented my ancestor's [and myself]  history from India to Guyana to Canada for them, while scanning about 500+ documents.

Surprisingly, I was told when some of the indenture labourers passed on, their birth certificates and other immigration documents were thrown in their cremation fire.  

I believe Guyanese parents overseas should document their family history for their children/GC, because it might be much harder for them to find out about their ancestors  later. 

In the 1960s, I took hundreds of photographs of my community and around  Guyana and some are now on display in museums in other countries,  educating citizens about the Indian Indenture  Program.

I have a copy of the 1950s Sugar Workers Welfare Fund report with aerial and ground photographs of most estates, including logies. It has an aerial photograph of the logies on the sugar estate where I lived, taken  on the year I was born. It was an emotional experience to see the places where I lived during my earlier years.   

Which sugar estate did your grandparents lived ? PM me the answer. 

The last logie I saw was a display unit, in the administrative manager's compound at Leonora. A WCD poster might be able to say whether  its still there.

Also, a few years ago  I photographed another logie at Port Mourant.  Reference the sugar estate dispensary near the PM market. Walking along the dispensary  road  about two hundred yards and cross a small bridge over the trench to the right, is an open area with the logie, that can be seen from the road.  

If it is not possible to visit these places, PM me and I will send you a photograph of a logie.  

 

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