Transporting chicle by boat, 1915 in Belize City
I remember seeing stacks of raw gum piled up in front of Holy Redeemer, I guess to be shipped out. Those were beautiful days, as kids we were always on those barges. My dad use to manage the chicle shed for Belize Estate Co. Ltd. We use to go there in front of the cathedral to get bits of gum. It was bitter and hard.
We used to go but the chiclet ahead and get bits of gums and tease "smell shit" Roy in front off Holy Redeemer with the best fudge.we would run across those metal bars.those were the fun day's as I was in Boys Scouts H.R.B.S.
I used to go get broken bits from the chicle blocks. I still have a piece somewhere that I showed to my kids.
My dad used to work at the chicle division in front of the cathedral, he used to test the block the chicleros brought in. Many times the blocks had clay.
I use to go onboard cutting a chunk no taste .big wad in the mouth lol
Photograph courtesy Belize Abroad
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