Speightstown, the island's northern-most town, was once
a major seaport and important fishing village.
Founded in 1635 it was named after William Speights, a rich landlord
and merchant. In the past Speightstown was our most important port,
exporting sugar and molasses, indigo, cotton, tobacco and ginger.
It became so prosperous, with UK connections, it was known as 'Little
Bristol'. Prior to the development of proper roads Speightstown sent
schooners back and forth to Bridgetown carrying passengers and the
brick ballast that the Bristol vessels brought to our island.
These were used to build all the red brick buildings that still
stand at the Garrison and Pavillion Court.
In 1941 a great fire destroyed many historic buildings and with
the decline in commerce and the improvement in transport Speightstown
became rather run-down.
It remains however delightfully charming, with its wooden Georgian-style
two-storey balconied buildings that give Speightstown so much character,
creating a quaint old-e-worlde atmosphere.
It remains predominately untouched by tourist but is still a great
place to wander around and soak up our history.
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