Small manufacturers

Making a living

Making a cake tin

According to Carl Davson, 44, “My grandfather is the founder. He normally do plumbing work…”

Carl Davson

Each member in the Davson family has learnt how to bend the galvanised sheet into pots, buckets and feed cans, among many other things.

Davson, along with his uncle, 59-year-old David Davson, has been running the store which David says has been in existence for over 15 years.

According to David the business is “keeping my head above the water. The things we produce is of domestic purpose and everybody crave for it.”

“I’m proud that we can keep the family trade alive,” he added. He said that some of his children are in Barbados living prosperous lives off a similar trade.
“I learn the trade since I was six. From school I went straight to the workshop,” David related. “It was in Barr Street, Albouystown that my father use to make it at home before we came to this location.”

The Davsons’ store

“I really love making these things; it’s nice but hard sometimes,” he said.
Meanwhile, Carl Davson said that he first learnt the trade back in 1982, and that is all he has ever known: “From the time I leave school I join the workshop and I find that I enjoy it and I never did anything else.”

Making a cake tin

The Davsons teach the trade to persons in their Albouystown community and offer employment to about seven persons at the small store. According to Carl Davson, the family has a small outlet in their home community.

Over the years, the Davsons noted, the business has grown, despite the ups and downs.


Cheddi Jagan, Communism and the African-Guyanese

By Clem Seecharan Clem Seecharan is Emeritus Professor of History at London Metropolitan University.

Reflections on Cheddi Jagan, 1918-1997

Cheddi Jagan returned from studies in the United States to a British Guiana in 1943 that was a cauldron of poverty.

By ,

The life and times of Dr Cheddi Jagan in pictures

Dr Jagan enjoys a ride on a ferris wheel with his grandchildren. Cheddi Jagan and Forbes Burnham leave then British Guiana to plead their case abroad, following the suspension of the constitution by the British in 1953.

A renewed confident Jagan

Cheddi Jagan was born on March 22, 1918, and died on March 6, 1997.

Dr Cheddi Jagan: The man and his life

By Sharief Khan (An excerpt from an interview with Sharief Khan reprinted from Stabroek News, December 11, 1987, page 5) In gaining a politician like Cheddi Jagan Guyana might have lost a cricketer.


Not Ready to Subscribe ?

You can still join over other 15,000 subscribers and receive FREE breaking news alerts as they happen and the morning brief featuring top stories of the day. 

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now