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Harris Promenade, Trinidad and Tobago

Harris Promenade - Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago
Harris Promenade
Harris Promenade, San Fernando, Trinidad and TobagoMap
+1 868 675 7034
Neighborhood: San Fernando
Overview

Harris Promenade is perhaps the most notable landmark in the Southern city of San Fernando. The Promenade was built in the late 1800s in tribute to Lord Harris, who was Governor from 1846 to 1854. The area is well known for its ambience, with its greenery making for a suitable backdrop for people requiring a break from the hustle and bustle that surrounds it. The Promenade has been remodelled over the years, however, some of the original elements have been preserved. One recent additon is the Wall of Honour, which pays tribute to notable "San Fernandians" and others. Another new feature is the amphitheater, where live concerts are put on and enjoyed by spectators.

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By Hehsheemah | Posted 06/10/13
  I think that some of the real history is not reflected. The Promenade itself was really a camouflage; for beneath it was the "War Bunker." That's why the gradient from Court Street was so steep. The 4 sets of stairs led from this same Court street up to the Promenade and unto the Street alongside the Catholic Church and Boys' RC. I know of a former Boys' RC pupil who attended when it was a wooden building, reporting that they had to run across the street and enter through the Metal doors leading to other stairs inside the bunker, whenever the war planes flew overhead. Unfortunately the Panday Administration re-arranged this bit of history. There is also another bunker/magazine at the Claxton Bay Industrial Estate. I believe people like "Louis B Homer will have this type of information....   Read More
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  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Sports and the Outdoors
  • Nearest Train: City Gate
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