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Historical Echoes of the “Old Town”

The article Historical Echoes of the “Old Town” by Ronald John Williams first appeared in the August 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It has been reproduced digitally exactly as it was printed. Before the Causeway was built that connects St. George’s Island with the mainland, intercourse between the two territories was made occasionally possible by a haphazard ferry service. In sheer perversity and general waywardness it surpassed even the existing ferry transportation between Hamilton and Somerset, although this may be…


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The Lili Bermuda 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. A flagged walk leads under a trellis drooping with passion-vine. On trim lawns a tall white cedar…


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The Woman Who Recorded The History of Mary Prince

In November 1999, one session of the second International Conference on Caribbean Literature at Bermuda College stood out from all the rest. The room was jam-packed – standing room only. A buzz of excitement filled the air. All kinds of…


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Bermuda and the American Revolution

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the November 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.   The unexplained gunpowder conspiracy in 1775.  It was natural that Bermuda should be…


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Salt, Sand & Sorrow

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the August 1996 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.   Families and homes in the Turks & Caicos prove historic maritime links with…

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Courting Celebrities

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the Fall 2006 issue of The Bermudian. We look back at a sport with a long history in Bermuda.   Great opportunities have opened up for today’s young tennis…