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10 Facts About Bermuda in the 20th Century You Might Not Know

New economic pillars sprang up for Bermuda in this age, including tourism and international business. This economic growth meant that we enjoyed a higher standard of living than many other developed countries, and our focus on tourism lead us to preserve open spaces. The first official cup match took place in 1902, but the game actually dates back to 1848 as part of an annual summer picnic held by the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows of St. George’s and Somerset to commemorate emancipation from slavery in 1834. It officially became...

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Walter Hilgrove Ingham, the Last of the Rowboat Ferrymen

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the February 1952 of The Bermudian. On the 18th day of February in the year 1902 a young boy, fifteen years of age, walked down the steps of the Corporation dock in Hamilton,...

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A Day at the Races

This is an archived article. It appeared in a past issue of The Bermudian.  If you’d like to produce a faster and funnier movie film comedy than the celebrated Marx brothers’ “A Day at the Races,” all you need do is take your camera ...

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A Pauper’s Holiday

Article originally appeared in the September 1933 issue of The Bermudian.  Miss Scoville, who recently was graduated from Vassar College, wanted to see Bermuda. She had heard that the colony, being one of the fashionable resorts of the world...

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August 1949: Wistowe

Originally appeared in "Crow's Nest" in the August 1949 issue of The Bermudian Whether its proximity to the Aquarium affects the matter cannot be proved, but it would seem that for many years Wistowe has been the happy hunting-ground for a su...

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Tommy Fox, The “King” of St. David’s

This article originally appeared in the December 1940 issue of The Bermudian.  In the parlour of his two-story home on the south shore of St. David’s Island, old Tommy Fox cleaned and pared his fingernails with a large fishing knife. Seate...