The Story of Red Bay, East End
About the Book
Discover the Red Bay, East End, British Virgin Isands, in this book that captures the spirit of the place as it was decades ago. From berthing boats on a daily basis, swimming in beautiful waters, and enjoying visits by sailors from Her Majesty’s ships anchored in Drake Channel, you’ll find an accurate picture of what life was like at the bay. Charles Wheatley, who spent his life as an educator on the British Virgin Islands, compares what life is like there now to what it was long ago ago in this important record for travellers, historians, teachers, and residents. The author highlights the economic and social significance of Red Bay in the life of the East End community and imagines how pristine and tranquil the bay must have looked before humans interrupted its natural beauty. Filled with images, the names of boats, notes on religious life, and insights on what everyday people did for fun, the book serves as an invaluable resource for scholars and encourages young residents to appreciate and treasure their heritage.
About the Author
Charles Wheatley began his career in education as a class teacher in February 1955 in East End Methodist School. He served as a head teacher of North Sound Methodist School, West End Methodist School, Cane Garden Bay Methodist School, East End Methodist School, and Road Town Elementary School. He was the first local principal of the British Virgin Islands High School, chief education officer, and the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Health, Education, and Welfare. He left that position to serve as president of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College for the next fourteen years, where he is president emeritus. He is also the author of Voices and Visions of Education Heroes, Leaders, and Elders: A History of Education in the British Virgin Islands.