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Easter Lilies Mean Bermuda

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the May 1946 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally. Once again, this year, those fortunate enough to be able to vacation in Bermuda during the period preceding Easter have had the opportunity to bicycle alone the Island lanes and see the snow white fields of Easter lilies bordered with hedges of cedar and oleanders. At the Easter season, wherever one goes in the…


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Can You Guess this Week’s “Who, Where & When?”

Do you remember our popular "Who, Where & When?" series in The Bermudian in which you guessed what a photograph depicted or who was in it or when it was taken? If so, we're pleased to tell you that we're…


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The History of the Mary Celestia Shipwreck

Did the Mary Celestia sink because of a marine pilot's incompetence, or because of his sympathies towards the American unionists? The Marie Celestia has a lively military past, running contraband through unionist naval blockades. The ship has also recently been…


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Power & Prejudice: The Story of the 1902 Dockyard Riots & The Reverend Charles Monk Trial

Bermuda, 1902. The Boer War is raging in South Africa, and thousands of Boer prisoners of war are incarcerated on islands in the Great Sound. The Rock (population 17,500) is picturesque but not hugely prosperous. Bermuda onions still find a…


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5 Fascinating Historical Facts About Bermuda You Never Knew

Bermuda has a rich history and while most of us are seasoned veterans in our own heritage, here are 5 historical facts about our island you probably don't already know.   Earthquake, 1701: The 1701 quake was strong enough to…

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Bermuda During the Second World War

In September 1939, Dr. William (Bill) Cooke was just 11½ years old, living in a BELCO owned house on Cemetery Road. Years later he would write in his memoir that he saw “several policemen ride up to the BELCO Front…