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Where I Grew Up: Dolly Pitcher, St. David’s, St. George’s Parish

The Second World War brought change to the whole of Bermuda but nowhere was this truer than in St. David’s. Destroying part of the coastline to create landfill and building the American base, complete with airport, not only irrevocably changed St. David’s landscape but also the lives of its people. Dolly Pitcher, born June 20, 1932, well knows this as she grew up with her family before the base was even thought of. Her grandmother, Irene Pitcher, lived in a cottage next door to the legendary Tommy Fox, who once climbed into the mout...

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Eight Facts You Might Not Know About Bermuda in the 17th Century

The 17th century was characterized by struggle for the newly formed colony. Our economy was based on the curing of tobacco, which ultimately failed because our humidity meant that it would never dry and cure. In addition, the slave trade also ch...

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Scenic Shelly Bay

Scenic Shelly Bay, with its panoramic view extending from Hamilton Parish to Dockyard, has for decades been a favourite park for families. Its sheltered curve of bay and shallow blue waters are ideal for small children enticed by the wonders of ...

Classic Crow's Nest

July 1982

Since we have never sought to hide our deep affection for Bermuda historian and author Terry Tucker, you can imagine our reaction to the news that Her Majesty the Queen has honoured her with granting of an O.B.E. as part of Her birthday awards. ...

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A Gentleman’s Sport

Published in December 1973, written by Eric Johnson   The Preakness it isn’t. In fact, Bermuda lobster racing may rate somewhere on the excitement scale just below waiting for the sheriff’s department to close down the Sunday afte...

Classic Crow's Nest

July 1930

Taken from Crow's Nest in the July 1930 issue of The Bermudian.   There's never a dull moment in Bermuda life at present now that the Island has been discovered by the bird-men.   When, a few months ago, Captain Lon Yancey,...