Westmoreland, Jamaica


This collection contains photographs relating to the parish of Westmoreland in Jamaica. Westmoreland, an outgrowth of St. Elizabeth, was created in 1703 and it is felt that the parish was so named because of its location. The present capital, Savanna-La-Mar, ‘the plain by the sea’, was founded in 1730, after Queens Town, presently called Bambury, was dethroned.

For more information on Westmoreland, visit our website at: http://nlj.gov.jm/history-notes-jamaica/

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Hussay Festival
Photograph depicting a large gathering in Westmoreland, in celebration of the Hussay, a traditional East Indian religious festival.

Governor General Clifford Campbell takes the oath at the swearing in ceremony
Sir Clifford Campbell was the first Jamaican born Governor General of Jamaica. He served in that position from December 1, 1962 to March 2, 1973. Here he is taking the oath at his swearing in ceremony.

Frome Sugar Factory, Westmoreland, Jamaica
The exterior of the Frome Sugar Factory in Westmoreland, Jamaica. Frome Sugar Estate was once the centre of the region's economic life, processing cane grown on its own lands as well as that supplies thousands of individual small growers from…