Thursday, July 31, 2014

A postcard from the British West Indies: Anguilla

Anguilla, a British overseas territory, is an island in the Carribean. It is located less than ten miles north of St. Martin and 200 miles east of Puerto Rico. The main island is very small with only 35 square miles to live on and 13,500 inhabitants.

Did you know this tiny island had a revolution in 1967? You can read all about it here. A really fascinating story. Today the separation from St Kits and Nevis is commemorated every May 30th on Anguilla Day, a National Holiday.

Issued 2007. Part of a set of 60 stamps celebrating 40th anniversary of the Anguillan revolution. Reverend Leonard Carty was one of the revolution leaders. 

Totally unexpected, thx Pat!


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