Monday, September 21, 2009

Church at Mayreau

Church at Mayreau, originally uploaded by DiscoverSVG.

n the 1700s French settlers arrived bringing with them slaves from West Africa who were put to work in cotton fields. Though many islands of the Lesser Antilles changed ownership as a result of the Anglo-French wars of the 1700s and 1800s, Mayreau remained a privately-owned French island throughout and, as a result, became predominantly Roman Catholic. The small stone church was constructed at the top of Station Hill which still stands

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