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Thread #138311   Message #3932722
Posted By: GUEST,Phil d'Conch
22-Jun-18 - 06:13 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Three Friends' Advice (Lord Executor)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Three Friends' Advice (Lord Executor)
Just come from the linked threads. Seems the Trini Obeah-Shango cultures have been covered in a lot of threads but the Christian, not so much:

-Shouters, khaki, serges, palm beach, cork hats, leggings &c.

The Shouters or Spiritual Baptists are descendants of Loyalist African-(A)merikin colonials, who served in the British Corps of Colonial Marines against the U.S.A. in the War of 1812.

When it was all over, and the Yanks remained, some individual English-speaking Baptist Merikins wound up in Bermuda, Bahamas &c but the military units themselves got dumped in French-Catholic Trinidad.

Serge & palm beach are types of tropical weight wool/cotton blend fabrics. These, the Wolseley pattern cork hat, yet another tropical “turtle boy,” white shirts, khakis &c are all later period Euro-Colonial sterotypes.