Visit to St. Cuthbert’s Mission
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Visit to St. Cuthbert’s Mission

By realadmin / Published on Sunday, 09 Oct 2016 14:31 PM / Comments Off on Visit to St. Cuthbert’s Mission / 1667 views

This week we visited St Cuthbert’s Mission , an Amerindian community of a population of 1500 residents , located an hour by road off the Soesdyke/Linden Highway .

St Cuthbert’s Mission was founded in the late 1800s by Joseph Ferguson, who was also the village’s first Kafotay (or Chief ). At that time it was named “Pakuri” after the Platonia tree that were then plentiful in the area.
The village was renamed St. Cuthbert’s Mission when the first  Anglican missionaries arrived at the village and founded a Mission there on Saint Cuthbert‘s Day in 1889.
We hope you enjoy our pictures.
These visitors were forced to walk part of the long trail after their minibus boke down in the sand.
These visitors were forced to walk part of the long trail after their minibus broke down in the sand.
The St Cuthbert's Mission Primary/Secondary School
The St Cuthbert’s Mission Primary/Secondary School
This benab was built after the year 2012 when a fire destroyed the previous structure
This benab was built after the year 2012 when a fire destroyed the previous structure
Jamoons are in season and they are in bountiful lots in the mission
Jamoons are in season and they are in bountiful lots in the mission
Picturesque view of the Mahaica river aback the village
Picturesque view of the Mahaica river aback the village
These petals bloomed in the village
These petals bloomed in the village
Pepsi!! No that's the Mahaica River aback the village..dark and cool
Pepsi!! No that’s the Mahaica River aback the village..dark and cool
Entering the village brings quietude to one's thoughts.
Entering the village brings quietude to one’s thoughts.
A view of the river banks near the commmunity.
A view of the river banks near the commmunity.