Guyana Then And Now

June 3, 2010

British Guiana Airways Limited

I’ve added a page for British Guiana Airways Limited, click on photo to goto the page.

In the photo below check out that airplane beside Art Williams, it is an Ireland flying boat.

Grumman Goose Docking at Mackenzie, British Guiana

Art Williams Ad in The Montreal Gazette 1935

You just have to wonder what Art was doing advertising in the Montreal gazette (That’s Montreal, Canada). He mentions “Georgetown B.G.” as if everyone would know where that is.



  1. Wow, I knew Art Williams. He started Guyana Airways. My dad, Clement DaSilva was the district commissioner in the Rupununi, and was the person tasked with building an airstrip at Lethem, so Guyana Airways could fly beef to Georgetown. As far as I can remember, Art was from Florida and when I met him, he was living in a huge house near the Promenade Gardens in Georgetown

    Comment by Clive DaSilva — November 6, 2010 @ 4:42 pm | Reply

  2. I had a good laugh: if you are affiliated with both Canada and Guyana you would instantly know that Montreal is Canada. And definitely any Guyanese would know that B.G. means British Guiana, I love to hear that term. Brings back so many warm memories.

    Comment by Deanna Peterson — November 28, 2010 @ 7:37 pm | Reply

    • Yes the term B G Airways brings nostalgia as I had a great childhood whilst In Guiana. Loved watching the planes taking off and landing.

      Comment by Dianne Dulat — July 16, 2016 @ 10:45 am | Reply

  3. “Tadjah eventually came to an end in Guyana in the late 1930s”
    Tadjah was practiced in Albuoystown/La Penitence as late as 1950. I know because I was forbidden to participate in the parade by my Hindu elders.

    Comment by Ron. Persaud — February 11, 2013 @ 4:13 am | Reply

  4. I well remember Art Williams and his wife and their daughter and son-in-law as my parents use to take me over to their home in Georgetown. My father was flying the flying boat as well as the DC3 I was just a kid and sometimes accompanied him on his flights to the Rupununi and Letham. Great fun. We were living at Atkinson field at the time my father jjoinedB.G Airways.

    Comment by Dianne Dulat — July 16, 2016 @ 10:41 am | Reply

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