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PHOTO FLASHBACK: St Catherine – four parishes in one

Published:Thursday | September 29, 2022 | 9:12 PM
THE OLD FOUNTAIN: Ornately decorated, this ancient water fountain still provides cool, refreshing water for those passing along the road at Watermount district.
LLUIDAS VALE Church, surrounded by towering palms.
POINT HILL Anglican Church is a sedate stone structure surrounded by monuments of St Catherine citizens.
ANCIENT BUT USEFUL – This old stone building at Point Hill, the structure of which suggests past use as a fortification of some kind, is now used by the police and Public Works Department.

ST CATHERINE was one of the four early parishes of Jamaica – St Catherine, St Dorothy, St John and St Thomas-in-the-vale. With the passing of a law in 1867, the four parishes became one, named after the Queen of Charles II. Within the boundaries of these four-parishes-in-one is packed a lot of interesting history, including timeless architecture and symbols.