Scotiabank Bridgetown went back in time on Wednesday June 13th to celebrate Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison being inducted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with a customer appreciation day. Prominently displayed in the branch was memorabilia of historic Barbados including old oil lamps and lanterns, a Rediffusion, hand operated sewing machine, coal pot, mortar & pestle, the traditional monkey pot, Warri game (a pit and pebble strategy game that originated in the Sudan), condensed milk can that was transformed into a mug with molded metal handle, and a jucking board complete with blue soap.
Customers were pleasantly surprised throughout the day, when old time Bajan personalities came to visit the branch. Scotiabank’s Rico Layne, Assistant Manager Learning & Development, who never had the opportunity to meet the real King Dyall, took on his treasured colourful persona. Scotiabank’s Charmaine Waterman, dressed as the old Nut Seller with an authentic “hawkers” tray, gave out brown paper bags of treats to customers containing nut cakes, baked nuts, and traditional Bajan sweets. Scotiabank’s Janelle Pilgrim completed the cast of characters as Mother Sally.
Branch Manager, Stephen Smith, commented: “It was a lighthearted, educational day for customers and staff with several customers taking the opportunity to bring their young family members to view the display and explain the use of the various items. We were amazed that several of our young people have never seen historic Bajan memorabilia like the Rediffusion… as a result we decided to leave our displays up for the remainder of the month.”
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