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The Story of St. David’s

As Delta’s flight 561 descends and approaches the runway, passengers peer through the windows for their first glimpse of Bermuda. Those on the right side of the plane see a wooded hillside and a lighthouse. If they look very carefully, they will just see the chimney of Dolly Pitcher’s abandoned cottage through the trees. Passengers on the left will have a view of the creamy sands of Clearwater Beach and, if they are observant, may notice that the coastline seems…


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Wish You Were Here!

Cape Jessamine-Tree, Bermuda An entrance to Castle Grotto Cave, Bermuda Khyber Pass, Warwick, Bermuda Water Catch, Bermuda View near Devil's Hole, Bermuda Par-La-Ville Gardens, Bermuda. Submitted by Pat Atkin from Scotland. "Salt Kettle", Bermuda. Submitted by Pat Atkin from Scotland.…


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Where I Grew Up: C.V. Jim Woolridge, Flatt’s, Smith’s Parish

I had a wonderful upbringing,” says former minister C. V. Jim Woolridge. “I had a great childhood—I had everything.” Born August 19, 1926, to George Philip and Lilian Edith Woolridge, he was named Clarence Vernon. “But my father looked at…


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That Somerset Lot

From the dawn of time, comedy has been crucial to the human psyche, unleashing in us the healthy ability to laugh at ourselves and at the societies in which we live. One form of comedy is revue, a theatrical entertainment…


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The Day the Hamilton Hotel Burned

On December 22, 1955 The Grand Hamilton Hotel Burned to the Ground. Here’s an account of the spectacular and historical event from our archives. The long and acrimonious controversy over the future of the Hamilton Hotel ended simultaneously with the long…

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God’s Country: Somerset’s Storied Past

A glimpse into Somerset’s storied past with cannon shots and cricket, lawn tennis and literary meetings, skulduggery—and even murder. There is a theory Somerset is named after Admiral Sir George Somers, who so appreciated this part of Bermuda his colleagues…