Saturday, 5 March 2011

Railings around the Parliment Buildings in Barbados made in Derby by Andrew Handyside.

The Barbados Parliment buildings were completed in 1874, a masterpiece of Gothic Architecture, built of local coral limestone, strategically placed in the heart of the Capital, Bridgetown, these buildings house the House of Assembly and the Senate.
The buildings are surrounded by some ornate railings that were made right here in Derby by Andrew Handyside and Company Ltd.

Andrew Handyside railings around Barbados Parliment Buildings.

Closer photograph showing the ornate details :
Andrew Handyside railings around Barbados Parliment Buildings.

I would like to thank Kammie Holder in Barbados for taking this photograph for me.

You can read more about the history of these buildings in Barbados on their website :
www.barbadosparliament.com
Where it mentions the railings from Derby !

Can you help find more Handyside stuff ?
If anyone out there knows of any other decorative railings around the world bearing the Handyside badge that I have not mentioned yet then please get in touch with details, location, photographs etc.

Thanks
Andy

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