Barbados’ 51st Independence: Rocklyn Buses & Standpipes


Yes, if you were a well behaved schoolchild, your bus-fare was 15 cents each way, even if you caught 4 buses a day… The little girl sipped from a lifesaver once seen all over the island, before running water in the majority of residences made a Standpipe obsolete… Police used to direct Traffic often instead of lights, but the Roundabout is still the most efficient way! Bread was not at Zephirin‘s near Eagle Hall nor Purity in Collymore Rock, a vendor would push a bread cart (a synonym for pregnancy in Barbados used to be, “she’s pushing bread-cartmeaning she’s heavy with child and due very soon) and the funny looking open sided bus was once a mainstay of Bajan public Transport, they were known as Rocklyn‘s for the company they originated from…

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