The caption on the original photograph says “Albion Estate”, but I still have my doubts
I think it’s Enmore estate.
It looks like Wales..before they changed the cane hoist.
That’s not Albion Estate. In those days we used to live next to the sugar factory. The cane hoist (lifter) never looked liked that. There were five houses near the factory. My Dad’s. The Corts, The Chinsammy , The Kings and The Srinarines.
This is not Wales. My first project in 73 was to replace the cane hoist at Wales.
Looks like Port Mourant estate.
It is a surprise that no one has yet convincingly identified this factory. My best friend, ( not a CHS student) , Mr Seepram Dubreesingh lived on the main road leading to the factory and only about about 150 metres away. During the early fifties, I visited him and a Mr. Chinsammy quite frequently, and at no time do I recall seeing that cane hoist. I am also certain it is not Port. Mourant. I was in awe when looking at a low hoist lifting tons of canes and feeding them to a huge hungry crusher. Tons of canes disappear in minutes.
If this was a factory that lived in Guyana, we can only hope that someone who lived and worked there would contact this website and provide credible information.
My late uncle “Moonboy” Rambarran used to operate the Albion Estate lift.
You are right cousin Lowtan. Back of the hoist was the mule stable and no coconut palms within miles. I walked past that hoist innumerable times on my way to Boundyard to visit my sister,Betlin. I vividly remember stopping at Mr. Dalwah’ cake shop opposite that hoist for my cold refreshing I-Cee orange soda. While there, I was also enjoying his juke box bellowing”sundar sapna beet gaya”, “Murli wale murli bhajai” etc. and watching that hoist making its continuous motion from punt to chute and back.
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