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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 require the rebuilding  of St. Anne's Church some 15 years later. On an earlier occasion in June 1664, the Southampton Parish register chronicled another earthquake with the following words: "Upon the 25th day of June, Anno 1664 being the Sabbath Day…


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Off Nonsuch, 1934

It wasn't an expedition for the claustrophobic. Two and a quarter tons of steel dangled from a cable less than an inch thick. The four-foot-wide interior had to accommodate not only the two men, but bulky technical equipment, oxygen tanks,…


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The Story of St. David’s, Part II

The late Bermudian writer Ann Williams (née Zuill) was also a raconteur and would delight many people here and abroad with her Bermudian stories. Arguably, her best and most famous, which she told in the St. David's vernacular of the…


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A Pauper’s Holiday

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the September 1933 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  Miss Scoville, who recently was graduated from Vassar College, wanted to see Bermuda. She…


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Celebrating Bermuda’s National Heroes

National Heroes Day is Monday, June 20th. Take this time to appreciate the endeavours and successes of our national heroes and where we are now because of them. Dame Lois Browne-Evans, DBE, JP, LLB (1927-2007)Dame Lois Browne-Evans was named Bermuda's…

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Vintage Pan Am Bermuda Posters

Pan American World Airways made its first flight to the island on August 16, 1937. Although no longer in operation, Pan Am was synonymous with glamour and luxury and the heyday of Bermuda's tourism industry. Boarding a Pan Am flight…