Keith Gordon has fired over two collections of photos, the first is Mackenzie. Click photo below to go to the collection.
The second of Keith Gordon’s collections is of Watooka. Click photo below to go to the collection.
Note the improved Watooka Day School, contrast that with John’s photo below.
John den hartog has secretly given us an update from his 1994 photo collection taken on his family visit to Guyana. He has some iconic imagery there. This one of the Watooka Day School, shown below, is my favorite.
Click image below to go to slide show.
I’ve seen a modern photo of the old school somewhere on the net and the buildings pictured above have been torn down.
Featured Comment from Keith Gordon:
“Hi guys just thought that I should let you know that Watooka House is not owned by the Chinese owners of the bauxite company. It is still owned by the state and managed by Linmine Secretariat (Horace James, former CEO Linmine).”
Jerry King has a few words to say about Watooka House, click image below to get to Jerry.
The golf course and railway is underwater and the road to Richmond Hill is almost gone. This devastation seems to be a result of mining operations. I wonder what is going on.
A fellow that goes by the name of JimB on Flickr has some nice modern photo’s of MacKenzie, Wizmar, Christianburg and Watooka. He has two batches from 2008 and 2009. As I recollect one of his relatives lives in Watooka and if I’m not mistaken I think they live in one of the houses that I lived as a kid. I wonder if the bamboo clump is still there, makes for great rafting, but don’t use nails as she’s gonna sink. Click photo below to get to the collection.
Charles has some more links to photos and video taken of MacKenzie/Linden. To find the links browse through the comments attached to this page. Or jump straight to the links collected here below…
External Link: LindenFund MacKenzie History 3