Anguilla slips the net

The Queen’s Baton Relay arrives today (30.03.2014) in Anguilla – a slippery subject when trying to establish our connections with that island.

An initial search into Glasgow’s historic links with ‘Anguilla’ usually bring up images such as this one:http://www.emblems.arts.gla.ac.uk/alciato/emblem.php?id=A56a060from an Alciato emblem (digitised as part of the Alciato project from the Stirling Maxwell Collection held in Special Collections). The reason for this being the word ‘anguilla’ that means ‘eel’ in more languages than one.

Chapter-title page for Anguilla in “A Description of the Island of Jamaica” (Sp Coll Bm3-l.12)

So it’s back to the drawing board with our search for Anguilla country links – and we’ll start with some background reading

 

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