Story and photos by Samaria Deonauth
The blooming gardens of Bachelor’s Adventure are pleasing to the eye. The village which is tucked away between Paradise and Enterprise on the East Coast has been in existence for over 40 years, providing its residents with a quiet place to live. It sits on former estate land, which once played a role in Guyana’s history. It was at Bachelor’s Adventure that the only significant armed confrontation between the government forces and the enslaved Africans of the East Coast who rose up in 1823, took place.
‘Bachelorventuran’ Fitzpatrick Cockfield said that he was born and bred in the village. Looking back nostalgically, Cockfield spoke of the unity which existed in the community back in the ’60s when he was a young boy. He said things were different then. People were more “community spirited,” he said and “this used to be a clear, well-kept neighbourhood” but “it’s now run down.”