Gems from the Archives – 50 Carnival expenses

Our item today is a rather tattered piece of paper that records the expenses incurred for the first ever carnival held in St. Kitts. The event took place in 1957. The main organizer was the late Basil Henderson, who did his very best to keep documents related to it. The change in the value of the currency is worth noting.

Although these records are from a private source we were very happy to add them to our collections. They document an event that became an annual fixture on our calendar, and one that is popular with Kittitians and with visitors alike.

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