Springfield, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

by My-Island-Jamaica.com
(Jamaica)

The picturesque Moravian church on the hill

The picturesque Moravian church on the hill

The picturesque Moravian church on the hill
A small field of Cabbage
Springfield Post Office
Springfield All Age School

Springfield is a quaint but resourceful little district on the outskirt(north/northeast) of the town of Newmarket in St. Elizabeth.

Typical of most rural disctricts in Jamaica, their main source of income is from agriculture, primarily farming.

Thanks to my friends, Aunt Nenae and Keisha, I was able to learn quite a few things about this little community.

I snapped the little cabbage farm on my way back. The farmer (not in photo) was very nice. He gleefully allowed me to take the picture. He even gave me a few of the ready ones.

The moravian church on the hill is a view to behold, just awesome! I certainly did not do it much justice with this picture. I learned that the inside is even more impressive!

And that's the school, the all-age (primary) school! I went in and scanned around, very clean and inviting. The kids were equally great.

I tell you, there is no place to me like the rural parts, that's where I get- and is reminded of, the real Jamaica.

I'll be roving so do continue to stay in touch, I'll be sharing another small community with you soon.

P.S. If you are familiar with the area, please feel free to comment on it below.


Submit Your Own Photo or See Other Jamaican Photos.

Comments for Springfield, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Apr 11, 2016
The Black family NEW
by: Anonymous

If Gerald Black was still alive he would be 105 years old. His wife Mila (nee Cooper) at 98 years old is alive and doing well. She left Woodlands after grandfather died. Whent to live with her daughter Clair. As a little girl I frequented Woodlands. Lived with my grandparents for a while. Started school at Springfield All Age at age 6 year old for one year between 1969 - 1970.

I will return to this page.

Apr 11, 2016
Looking for the Black family from Springfield, St. Elizabeth NEW
by: Anonymous

My mother's father now deceased is a Black from Springfield. His name is Gerald Black. He got married and settled in Woodlands.I was told that both his mother and father migrated to Cuba and never returned. He grew up with his mother's father (his grandfather) Emmanuel Hitchman. He was short and fair in complexion. People in the district of Woodlands sometimes affectionately called him "Mr. White'.

Grandfather passes in 1989. His funeral was at Springfield Moravian Church.

I will return to this site to see your response.

Oct 26, 2015
The Black Families NEW
by: WILLIAMS

I understand there were many Blacks in this part if town. My family derived from the Blacks...Do these name ring a bell Eva Black or Mary Black?? Mz.williams28@gmail.com

Oct 07, 2015
Springfield
by: Anonymous

I was brought to Springfield from Kingston in the early 80s during the political war in Kingston..

that was one of the best decisions my parent had made in my life...R.I.P Mas Connie,i can recall each Sunday after ringing the church bell,he would stop by our house for a strong cup of coffee...love St.Bess.

Sep 19, 2015
Moravian Mission
by: Anonymous

My Grandfather, Rev. William Driver, was in charge of the mission from about 1905 to about 1946. My Mother, Phyllis, and her brother, Ronald, were born and grew up there until they went to England for schooling.

Aug 29, 2015
My grandma Mabel beckford was buried in the Moravian church yard
by: Anonymous

My grandma Mabel Beckford wS buried in the Moravian church yard

May 19, 2015
Guthrie's
by: Marsha Guthrie-Salmon

Do you know the Guthrie's...I understand we are related to the McKenzie's and the Laylor or Lalor.

Jan 07, 2015
jamaican memories
by: Anonymous

what about the coke family from springfield anybody remember them

Dec 14, 2014
dudley laylor
by: fray's family

i would love to get in touch with you. sometimes i think about my family. miss janey, annethe, patrick and the rest, we use to go to balaclava to spend time there and annet use to come spend time with us.i reside in america, newyork. i would like to send you my phone number. if you are on facebook then look for rosetta shakes click on it and i will confirm

Nov 06, 2014
Sweet sweet Springfield
by: Nigel Anthony Brown

Springfield, St. Elizabeth. My sweet home town. Big up all my family and friends, my Mom, Mrs Joyce Henry Nelson, sisters carol and Doreen, by brothers Teddy and Lance.

Aug 19, 2014
Re : Looking for the Black family from Springfield
by: Anonymous

I'm from Springfield and i know of Aunt Cass. i know of a brother living there by the name Seman Clarke. i still have family living there and i visit sometimes

Jul 27, 2014
Looking for the Black family from Springfield.
by: dudley lalor

My grand mother's name was Cassie Black from Springfield. She married Issac Clark of Springfield we called aunt Cass. If anyone know more would love to hear from you. I have nothing to go on to find my family tree.

Mar 05, 2014
Thanks for the Memory
by: Anonymous

Memories once faint now come alive as I look at this picture. I lived 3 miles away from the church and attended the school for 2 or 3 years in the the mid 60s. Walked 6 miles daily to school. Farquharson was the principal and quite a terror. Minister Craig I believe was the minister. Hmmmmm. Methinks I should revisit some day.



Mar 05, 2014
Thanks for the Memory
by: Anonymous

Memories once faint now come alive as I look at this picture. I lived 3 miles away from the church and attended the school for 2 or 3 years in the the mid 60s. Walked 6 miles daily to school. Farquharson was the principal and quite a terror. Minister Craig I believe was the minister. Hmmmmm. Methinks I should revisit some day.



Mar 05, 2014
Thanks for the Memory
by: Anonymous

Memories once faint now come alive as I look at this picture. I lived 3 miles away from the church and attended the school for 2 or 3 years in the the mid 60s. Walked 6 miles daily to school. Farquharson was the principal and quite a terror. Minister Craig I believe was the minister. Hmmmmm. Methinks I should revisit some day.



Feb 18, 2014
Miss Lilian will be sadly missed
by: Anonymous

Springfield Moravian Church will not be the same without Mrs. Lilian James who passed on on February 9, 2014.


Feb 18, 2014
Miss Lilian will be sadly missed
by: Anonymous

It will not be the same without Mrs. Lilian James who passed on on February 9, 2014.


Oct 25, 2013
The Magnificent Church on the hill
by: Marilee

I used to live on the other hill facing the church and was there most Sundays as a child. Springfield is very dear to y heart. Mass Connie Rest his soul use to ring the bell and Mass Aubrey


Oct 18, 2013
Memories
by: Laverne

I once live on the hill beside the church. Then I move and live further down between the Adventist Church and the Post Office.

Oct 10, 2013
Strong Family Ties
by: Beckford

I have very fond memories of this quaint community and holidays with my grandma. That is the place where i got introduced to peeny wally/fire flies, well water and outdoor cooking.

Great memories.

Sep 18, 2013
Black surname
by: Anonymous

My grandmother's maiden name was Black and she lived in Ipswich where my dad was born. She was Ada Rose Black. She passed many years ago.

Jul 12, 2013
Born and raise
by: Little Pearl

This is from my aunt Pearl Campbell. she use to attend the Springfield Moravian Church. She was born in Springfield,
and also attended the school.My aunt say thanks for posting the pictures it brings back a lot of memories.

PS.she use to lived by the tank on Woodland Road.
Her aunt's name was Katherine Ferguson.

Jun 10, 2013
No place like home.
by: Anonymous

We once lived behind the church and my grandfather rang the bell every Sunday intil he passed. I went to the all age school and shopped at cross roads. Wow, I don't have enough space to reflect. Do you know why the top of the church is now red?

Mar 03, 2013
The Black family
by: Claudia

Looking for the People with the Surname Black in Springfiled... My Grandmother's birth certificate takes me here... lyfevslyrics@yahoo.com if u are one of the bless

Mar 17, 2012
Re:Springfield
by: Tanie

The best place on earth.

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Jamaican Community Buzz.

Like our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/myislandjamaica
Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/myislandjamaica

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Please join me in my effort to share the beauty and uniqueness of Jamaica with the world. You can do so by sharing this insightful narrative on the social media of your choice and ask others to do the same (BELOW). 

jamaica_click_down_here_need_help

Need Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.


Get Exclusive Updates & Tips!

You are also welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica!

facts about jamaica book icon

I'll Gift You A FREE COPY of my eBook, 101 Intriguing Facts About Jamaica - just for subscribing!

Just enter your email & name below:

copyscpe
Top Of Page

New!
I've created a Welcome Audio.

Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here

SEARCH THE SITE



Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page





Events Calendar
(click for info)

Jamaica Events Calendar




What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. How to send gifts to Jamaica from the US?

    May 24, 16 11:40 PM

    QUESTION about: How to send gifts to schools in Jamaica from the US We'd like to send gifts to our new friends and school supplies to Westmoreland.

    Read More

  2. Xtabi in Negril

    May 20, 16 12:20 AM

    JAMAICAN PHOTO: Xtabi in Negril This picture was taken on my last trip to Negril in August 2015 with Ronie Richards. WELLESLEY'S NOTE Hi Jeanette!

    Read More

  3. Hanover Agricultural Show 2016

    May 17, 16 01:31 PM

    The Hanover Association of Branch Societies (HABS) of the Jamaica Agricultural Society (JAS) is the management group, which represents over 4000 registered

    Read More

  4. Great Time at Great Huts, Portland

    May 16, 16 04:42 PM

    Last August, my family and I decided to escape the heat and congestion of Kingston, where we live. We decided to make it Portland this time. To me,

    Read More


Tips & Tricks For Your Jamaica Vacation!

Jamaica Travel Guide

Click Here To Get Your Copy


Resources

free_money_making_report

Friendly Links

  1. Our Partners & Friends
  2. Catcha Falling Star Villas
  3. Wade Hilton Jamaican Author
  4. The Jamaica Real Estate Guide
  5. Medicinal Herbs-4u.com
  6. DancehallReggaeWorld.com
Interested in becoming a partner? email me here

Buy Me A Drink


(Click on the drink below)