Sailing to the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean 1500

Visiting Road Town: Around Town (continued)

The rather bleak entrance to H.M. Prison, which dates to the 1840s. It is located on the upper end of Main Street beyond the tourist shops.   Sunday Morning Well, a historic site located on Pickering Road across from Scatliffe Alley. According to a plaque at the site, "On August 1st 1834 the Proclamation of Emancipation was read in the territory of the Virgin Islands proclaiming the 5,133 Negro slaves free. This historic site popularly known as the Sunday Morning Well is one of the sites where the order was read, abolishing the English plantation slavery system."

Virgin Islands Supreme Court, on Pickering Road near the intersection with Fishlock Road.   A gazebo and sports field near where Long Bush Road intersects Pickering Road.

St. George's Episcopal Church, on Main Street.   An old tombstone in the small cemetery in front of the church, visible in the previous picture at right under the tree. The inscription reads: "Sacred to the memory of Fraunceis Milverton Steele, Assistant Paymaster H.M.S. Sphinx, who departed this life on the 21st October 1872, aged 27 years. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord." Click on the picture to see a bigger version; use your browser's "back" command to return here.

A cemetery in Road Town (I didn't note the associated church). It's located where Joe's Hill Road intersects Main Street / Pickering Road.  

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