That the Brimstone Hill Restoration Society was formed by  Lieutenant Colonel H A C Howard (then Administrator of the Fortress) in April 1965, which was supported by then Premier Robert L Bradshaw.
Short History
An Historical Perspective
Charles Fort
Chronology of important events /    periods
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Chronology Of Important Events / Periods

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1623 The Englishman Thomas Warner, establishes the first permanent European settlement in the Lesser Antilles (the Eastern Caribbean ) at Old Road in St. Christopher (called by the native people 'Liamuiga' Fertile Island)
1625 The first permanent French Caribbean settlement is established also in St. Christopher, by Belain D'Esnambuc a privateer (pirate). English and French settlers cultivated tobacco and cotton for export. The English employed a significant number of Irish indentured labourers.
1626 English and French on St. Christopher combine to massacre the native Caribs / Arawaks at their ceremonial meeting place along a ravine of the Pelham River (since referred to as 'Bloody River')
1627 St. Christopher divided between English (middle) and French (outer ends: Capesterre and Basseterre) with the South East Peninsula and its salt ponds shared between the two.
1629 First armed conflict between the English and French on St. Christopher. A few months later a large Spanish fleet captures the islands. Many of those who escaped became buccaneers. Most settlers eventually returned.
1628-1635 Other islands settled by English and French colonists from St. Christopher: Nevis, Montserrat, Antigua, Anguilla (English); Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Martin (French).
1635 The Fig Tree battle between English and French. The French enlisted their able-bodied slaves with the promise of freedom - a promise never kept. The slaves revolt.
1639 First African slave revolt in the Eastern Caribbean is suppressed. French slaves had established themselves in the foothills of Mount Misery and waged a guerilla war. Phillipe de Poincey (after whom the poinciana, flower of the flamboyant tree is named), recently appointed French Governor, crushed the last remnants of this uprising.
1640's Sugar industry introduced to Barbados and St. Christopher. The technology had been developed in Iberia and the Canary Islands and introduced in about 1520 into Hispaniola, and later Brazil from where it was transmitted by the Dutch (whose focus was trade rather than the settlement policy of the English and French).
From 1650 Rapid expansion of the slave trade which accompanied the development of the sugar industry from the mid 17 century to the last quarter of the nineteenth century. The Caribbean islands received at least 5 million, nearly half of those who survived the infamous Middle Passage. Throughout the 18th century, the annual average number of Africans brought to the Americas exceeded 55,000.
1666-67 A bloody brutal war for St. Christopher between English and French. Both governors and hundreds of their men (including buccaneers) were slaughtered. The Treaty of Breda restored the English to their territories, but thousands settled in other English Colonies in North America and the Caribbean.
1671 The Leeward Islands become an administrative area, separated from Barbados.
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