In 1833 Thomas Buxton presented The Emancipation Bill. The Act came into effect on 1 August 1834. 150 years later, on 1 August 1985 the government of Trinidad and Tobago declared Emancipation Day a national holiday to remember the abolition of slavery.

Presented by the Speyside Senior Citizens Group, the tour will take guests through a historic view of the village, inclusive of the sites that are documented and those unknown because of their folklore influences. Participants will see the village through the village members’ eyes and family heritages as they speak of an undocumented journey that […]

In 1833 Thomas Buxton presented The Emancipation Bill. The Act came into effect on 1 August 1834. 150 years later, on 1 August 1985 the government of Trinidad and Tobago declared Emancipation Day a national holiday to remember the abolition of slavery.