May 25th 2024


In this great future, you can’t forget your past (Bob Marley)

Mark from M Womersleys, funded by the Commonwealth Heritage Skills Training Programme worked with experienced draughting tutors, Mr Philips, and Mr Domonic from the Harrison Centre- ABICE and 9 students, to record some of the vernacular buildings in the centre of St Johns. Over two weeks, the students developed their surveying, research and drawing skills on this project, learning more about the fine vernacular buildings in Antigua.

The buildings surveyed dated from the late 18th and early 19th centuries, with hurricane-resistant tripartite gable-ended frontages, and overhanging floors providing shade below supported by turned timber columns. The work helps feed into the efforts of Dr Reg Murphy and the Antigua and Barbuda Museum to record and promote these historic structures. The students presented their drawings to an audience in the Cathedral Church of St John and to ABS TV.

May 25th 2024

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