Martin Ough Dealy

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                                                     Hope Gardens - Parish of St Andrew - Kingston

My mother Margaret, my sister Charmian and I lived together in Jamaica between 1946 and 1951. The island then was still a British Crown Colony. The education system was based on English traditional lines and a number of its secondary schools had a good reputation for scholarship. It was to benefit from this that we three went to the island- Charmian and I to go to school and Mum to be the anchor and mentor.

An island of incredible beauty, Jamaica was populated by about 1 million people. The capital Kingston was a pleasant place on the whole in which, perhaps a quarter of the island's total population lived.

The following are some memories, good and not so good of that formative time in my life.


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