Montserrat has been occupied by Amerindians for ~1500 years
Amerindians living on Alliouagana, as part of a trading network
Columbus sails past the island and names it Montserrat
Captain Anthony Briskett invited fellow Irishmen to settle the island
St Anthony’s Church established
First arrivals of the ancestors of the majority (African descent) population (as enslaved labourers).
Hurricane "reduced most of these miserable people to their first principles"
Big Hurricane. 30 from 36 sugar mills destroyed and 3/4 structures destroyed.
Hurricane. Montserrat levelled again
Original Government House (Plymouth) built (re-built in 1908)
Hurricane. 440 killed. 80 ships destroyed.
St Patrick’s Day Rebellion
Most powerful Hurricane of the century. ‘a war of rain’.
Devastated by Hurricane.
Slavery Abolition Act comes into effect
Lime cultivation commences as demonstration of paid labour
Pan-American jet crash into Soufrière Hills. 30 killed
Fire destroying George Street (Plymouth)
Volcanic Unrest. Earthquake swarms
AIR Studio Opens
Arrow Releases ‘Hot Hot Hot’