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Bridgetown 1766

     Bridgetown in the Barbados was founded in 1628, and was originally called Indian Bridge. Around 1660 the name St. Michael's Town came to be used, and Bridgetown became the name of the town in the 19th century.
     The map displayed on the stamp is identified as that of John Gibson published in the Gentleman's Magazine, London, 1766. The map locates the following landmarks: The Church, the Old Church Yard, James Fort and Willoughby Fort, as well as The Bridge which crosses The Swamp.
     The stamp was issued to mark the 350th anniversary of the founding of Bridgetown.

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