Royal Bank of Canada, Albert St and Regent St, Mule Park in the heart of downtown Belize City, 1920's and 1972
Times Square of Belize! Top photo from 1972, second photo from the 1920's. In front of the market.
Stephen Ramsey: I think that is my father in the background on the mule and cart. His cart is the only cart parked there because he runs goods for Agusto Quan.
Mule Park was in front of the Royal Bank of Canada, in Belize City. The Royal Bank of Canada had the services of "Mule Park," This was the largest Transporting Service in Belize City.
This used to be "Obeah Man's" hang out, Carl Hemsley. He used to walk on top of the market roof. Used to climb up on the market top. The police chased him and he jumped in the river and swam across to the other side. At that time that was a lot of excitement.
The Royal Bank of Canada purchased the Bank of British Honduras in 1912 and then later sold its institution to the Belize Bank in April of 1987. Mr Reyes and Cheyrl Rudon ran the Foreign Exchange Department 1977-1979. Mr. Eugenio Moya used to work there in the 1970s under then General Manager, Mr. Anderson, from Canada.
The History of Financial Institutions at the corner of Albert and Regents Streets
The Government Savings Bank was opened in 1846 and located at the corner of Regents and Albert Streets (where Belize Bank is located) in Belize Town. By 1903 it became the Bank of British Honduras Limited and it was the first recognized commercial bank in the colony. On October 12th, 1912, the Royal Bank of Canada purchased the British Honduras Limited. Then in 1987, the Belize Bank Limited purchased the Royal Bank of Canada. Finally, the Belize Bank purchased Scotia Belize Bank in 2020. Regent Albert
I am always fascinated at how clean the street was,I remember the biggest garbage you would find was a cigarette butt or a chewing gum foil,,That was a beautiful BELIZE! If you were caught throwing a Cigarrette BUTT or MATCH STICK you would be charged $25 Dollars and a good scolding by magistrates Balderamos or Hassock.
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