Falmouth in years past

I suppose the joke is about the tourist visiting Jamaica who decides to set of touring the country, he starts at Negril and works his way along the coast, Green island, Lucea, Montego Bay and heads along the north coast. Having made a list of the places he wants to visit, he seems to have gotten lost and so decides to stop and ask a local Jamaican lad for directions, unfortunately, he picked Rasta Joseph who was very hard of hearing.

“Excuse me, sir, I’m looking for Falmouth?”

“You want foul mouth? OK sir, #####!!! #####!”

The puzzled tourist drove off to find his own way.

Falmouth is the chief town and capital of the parish of Trelawny in Jamaica. It is situated on Jamaica’s north coast 18 miles east of Montego Bay. It is noted for being one of the Caribbean’s best-preserved Georgian towns. That is the official line of Falmouth from Wikipedia (Thanks) and you would be forgiven for thinking that it sounds very English, somewhere Pirate ships would land and you would not be far wrong because Falmouth, Jamaica, is named after Falmouth, Cornwall in England.

The history of Falmouth is really very interesting, and, unlike other towns and cities around the world, Falmouth, Jamaica, was planned from the very start, not just a small village that expanded of its own accord.

Falmouth has some notable native sons, Usain Bolt and Ben Johnson, both Olympic champions and the former prime minster of Jamaica, Hugh Shearer and Falmouth Courthouse is one of several buildings of historical importance that are well worth seeing. Why not take a trip to Falmouth when you come and stay at Villas Sur Mer, it is a great day out. Check out this site for more information on Falmouth excursions Link