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The Barber of St. George’s
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The Barber of St. George’s

This article was taken from our archives, it appears here just as it did in September 2003. Joseph Hayne Rainey, who earned a place in history when he became the first black Congressman in the U.S., got there by way of Bermuda. In the picturesque streets of St. George’s, which is now a World Heritage Site, there are many ghosts of history. On Petticoat Lane, for instance, you can almost hear the running of silk petticoats worn by newly freed…


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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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1940 – From the First Issue of The Bermudian

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the first ever issue of The Bermudian in February 1930. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  It was November 1940, and the Old Bermudian was coming home,…


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Bicycling Bermuda: February 1930

This article is taken from our archives. It appeared in the very first issue of The Bermudian Magazine in February 1930 and was written by Margaret Copp, who gives a charming account of her visit to Bermuda where she hired…


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Flatts: The Small Town with a Big History

First settled in 1612 and home to several prominent Bermudian families. Flatts has a long and colourful history that includes shipbuilding, commerce and even a little smuggling. When people living in Bermuda think about Flatts, chances are they think about…

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The Story of Sally Bassett by Cyril Packwood

The Bermudian expression ‘A Regular Sally Bassett Day’ means a sweltering, really hot day! Sally Bassett was a real person and this is her story. Sarah Sally Bassett was a slave owned by a blacksmith in Southampton. In the year…