Compiled by Anselma Aimable

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Did you know Sir Dudley St Leger Hill who was the Lieutenant-Governor of St. Lucia from 1834 -1837 played a major role in the development of Place d’Armes (Derek Walcott Square)?

He planted the ornamental trees, he removed the old Court House which was an eye-sore in the centre of the square and then transferred the Castries market to its present advantageous and more suitable position at the north-west corner of the wharf.

Source: St. Lucia: Historical, Statistical, and Descriptive by Henry Hegart Breen -1844

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One comment

  1. A man with vision shame lots of planning people do not think like that nowadays.


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