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The Skeeters Murder

Many Bermuda place names evoke beauty spots with stunning vistas of sea, sand and sky; one has only to think of Fairylands, Paynter's Vale or Horseshoe Bay, for example. However, a few Bermuda place names have sinister overtones. So it is with Skeeters' Corner, in Somerset near Daniel's Head, site of a notorious nineteenth-century murder that haunts the island psyche to this day. The particulars of the crime encompass dark midnight doings, doomed women, decaying corpses, eerie spectres, tricks of…


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Where I Grew Up: Ann Smith Gordon, Pembroke Parish

Although she was born in Bermuda on August 30, 1935, Ann Smith Gordon spent some years of her childhood in the U.S. “I was ill as a child,” she explains, “and my parents were told, ‘If you don’t get this…


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Where I Grew Up: Emma Ingham, Warwick Parish

Emma Ingham’s first home was in Southampton, but the first house she remembers was Breezy Hollow on Cobb’s Hill Road. “The novelty of that,” she explains, “was if I stood in the middle of the road, on one side I’d…


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Georgiana’s Journal

A peek under the petticoat of a confederate southern belles life in bermuda (more…)


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Building Memories

Rick Spurling spearheads a project to build an authentic settler’s dwelling, circa 1612, to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first settlers in Bermuda. (more…)

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Where I Grew Up: Stuart Hayward, Pembroke Parish

Born May 19, 1942, in the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, and the son of Lance Hayward and Mary Jackson, Stuart Hayward did not grow up in a rural parish as his passion for environmental conservation might lead one to…