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History of The Valley, Anguilla in old photos and images

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Old historical photos and images of The Valley, Anguilla

A small historical reference

Geography: The town is located in the middle of the island, in front of Crocus Bay and nearby Crocus Hill, the island's highest point. Nearest villages are North Side, The Quarter, North Hill and George Hill.

The Valley has few examples of colonial architecture due to the relocation of Anguilla's administration to St. Kitts in 1825, though Wallblake House, built in 1787, still stands and is used as a rectory by the adjacent church. New shops have opened in new buildings and renovated West Indian-style cottages. Old shops have been modernized and have enlarged their stocks as well as their space.

The ruins of the Old Court House are located on Crocus Hill, the island's highest point. All that remains are the broken walls of a few basement jail cells. At Cross Roads at the western edge of The Valley is Wallblake House, a plantation home built around 1787 that is now owned by the Catholic Church (the parish priest lives there) and St. Gerard's Catholic Church, with its highly original fa├žade of pebbles, stones, cement, wood and tile.

Date of foundation:

Population: 1 067

Sights:

Valley. Bank of America
Bank of America
Valley. Blowing Point Road
Blowing Point Road
Valley. First Anguilla Scouts
First Anguilla Scouts
Valley. Government House
Government House, prior to 1967
Valley. South Hill
South Hill
Valley. St. Mary's Church
St. Mary's Church
Valley. The Secondary School
The Secondary School
Valley. Water pumping station
Water pumping station



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