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Historical Hamilton to Discover
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Historical Hamilton to Discover

The City of Hamilton is ripe with historical points of interest, but you might not know that considering our city looks quite modern. Here are several historical points of interest located within the city's boundaries.   1. Perot's Post Office William Perot became Bermuda's first postmaster general in 1821, after several years of acting as an unofficial postman. In 1848 he produced his own postage stamps, one of which sold at auction in 1985 for $92,000. Perot used to stamp…


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The History of Smith’s Island, Bermuda’s First Colony

Smith's Island is an unassuming, often overlooked land mass in St. George's Harbour. Though it is sparsely developed today, it was the home of the very first Bermudian settlers - those few men who stayed behind while the Sea Venture…


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A Day at the Races

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the February 1948 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally.  If you’d like to produce a faster and funnier movie film comedy than the…


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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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“Dickie” Tucker’s Christmas Past

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the December 1983 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally.  'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a…

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8 Stunning Vintage Shots of Bermuda’s Shores

Can you can guess where these striking shots were taken? Some of these beaches or seascapes are unrecognisable to the younger generation. As hurricanes rip across our shores they change the cliff faces and sandy bays year by year. Reacquaint…