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Mary Forbes Winslow

Sometime in 1788 or 1789, three companies of the British 47th Regiment arrived in Bermuda from New Providence, the Bahamas. This would prove significant for Mary Forbes, a young lady from St. George's, who was just approaching her 18th birthday. As she wrote in her diary, “…gay, thoughtless, full of life and vivacity, I felt my freedom and enjoyed it…. The new comers soon obtained introduction to the leading families of the island, and greatly increased its gaieties.” “Gaieties” no…


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NASA Tracking: How Bermuda Helped Put A Man On The Moon

Though Cooper’s Island is now a reserve teeming with natural beauty, the environment it held in the 1960s was vastly different. Instead of the hum of insects and the chirrups of long tails, the secluded point on St. David’s buzzed…


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The Queen & The Bermudian

Queen Elizabeth visited our island on multiple occasions. Every visit was a decidedly royal affair with considerable pomp and circumstance.  We share with you a collection of photographs published in The Bermudian magazine following each of the Queen's royal visits…


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5 Historical Facts about Smith’s Parish

Smith's Parish is rife with Bermudian history and home to some stories that might surprise you! Here are 5 historical facts about Smith's you probably don't already know, but should.    Portuguese Rock at Spittal Pond– An inscription "RP," the…


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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…

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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…