Tuesday, 7 August 2012

National Archives celebrates 50 years of Caribbean independence

To commemorate 50 years of Jamaican and Trinidadian independence, The National Archives is publishing images from the Colonial Office photographic collection on Flickr, the photo sharing website.

The National Archives will be uploading images from nearly 20 countries from Monday, the anniversary of Jamaica's independence, to 31 August, the anniversary of the independence of Trinidad and Tobago.

Visit the Caribbean collection on Flickr to view the images. New countries will be added each week day, beginning with Antigua (8 August) and the Bahamas (9 August).

The hugely diverse collection spans the colonial period and the National Archives will continue to augment it over the course of this year with images from the Central Office of Information collection (catalogue reference: INF 10) to produce a unique resource for Caribbean history.

Some of images remain unidentified, so if you recognise people, places or incidents not in the descriptions, please let them knows in the comments section below the images

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