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Searching for Sir George Part 2

It is easy to misplace a heart—lovesick teenagers do it all the time. Composed of soft tissue, actual hearts quickly decompose in the ground and leave no physical traces for archaeologists to find. I hoped that the rest of Sir George’s body could be more easily and decisively located, and I knew exactly where to look: Whitchurch Canonicorum, near his hometown of Lyme Regis in Dorset. Luckily, my wife’s parents live only 30 miles away in Sherborne, and we planned to spend several weeks in August 2009 visiting them. Perhaps seeing Some...

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Searching for Sir George Part 1

Sir George Somers has been receiving a lot of attention in recent years. We all know (or should, by now) the story of Bermuda’s founding and the role that he played in the “wreck and redemption” of the Sea Venture and her people. It is an ...

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Requiem for A Railway

Bermuda’s little railway started to die with the old year. At midnight, 1947/1948, the first pike of the Hamilton-Somerset line was ceremoniously removed, and demolition began. The bells heralding the New Year chimed in with sounds of pick ...

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The Lily Perfume Factory

Along Bailey’s Bay road a low white house stands behind a semicircular wall against which a flower border is gay the year round. (more…)

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Ladies in Assembly

The cause of women’s suffrage in Bermuda has been fought long and ardently by a small, undaunted band of enthusiasts. As long ago as 1898 it was first mooted, and indeed a bill permitting women to vote was passed unanimously through Assembl...