This place was home to may cricket matches, what you see all overgrown near the sea.

I took this photo from Richmond Hill Montserrat and can tell you what was there only because my mind remembers – Sturge Park. Our eyes see it no more. The landscape has been permanently altered as fresh sands generated by an erupting volcano created more beach space and fertilised grassy park into wilderness. The neatly landscaped hillsides of Richmond Hill are now covered with acacia tress (Kusha in local twang). The sugar mill in the photo below, once housed the Montserrat Museum at Richmond Hill

The sturge Park land given by a Quaker family, the Sturges, will hopefully serve some other great purpose in the future; but for now, we await ….

Situations change, people!  Make hay, they say,  while the sun  shines.


About Joan Delsol Meade

Unashamedly Christian, though not a Christian imperialist. A Dominican from Montserrat, Caribbean woman, home maker, pastor and community builder. Child advocate and sponsor

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