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Where I Grew Up: Walter Lister, Sandys Parish

When James Alfred Lister left his country, the island of St. Kitts, in 1902 to sail to Bermuda, he embarked on a family journey far longer than the geographical one between two islands. Travelling with him to Bermuda were his wife and family of five; the youngest, also named James, was just a baby. Because James Alfred was black, the only work available to him once he reached Bermuda was menial. He started to work for the Royal Naval Dockyard in Sandys Parish under the commander of the Royal Navy. Forty years later, on August 18, 1942, ...

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The Musson Family of Flatts Village: Part I

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in The Bermudian in December 1984. It has been reproduced exactly how it was originally intended. For close to two hundred years, the name Musson and Flatts were synonymous. At one t...

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Taverns of Bermuda

“There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as a by a good tavern or inn.” – Dr. Johnson When assigned the job of compiling an informative article on Bermuda inns the task seemed simple ...

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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 a bicycle and toured t...

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Much Excellent Fish: February 1938

Have you heard about the fishermen in Bermuda? We – that’s me and old Charlie Ball of the Gratitude, Carl Stubbs of the Princeton, Joe Soares of the Spanish Queen and young Louis Mowbray, who helps his father run the Government Aquarium a...

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Ghost Towne

The white-roofed houses and quaint walled alleyways of St. George's take on a ghostly ambience in the yellow light of street lamps after dark. Such is the old town’s silence you can easily hear the tread of feet, the creaking of bamboo and the...