Heritage

Heritage

Heritage

Life in Old Bailey’s Bay, Part I

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the May 1984 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here as it did originally. At the eastern end of Hamilton Parish, just before our causeway and the airport which links us with the rest of the world, lies an unspoiled, rural community known as Bailey’s Bay. Today, many of us pass quickly through Bailey’s Bay in our motor vehicles, glancing indifferently at its historic treasures, its age-old beauty. A hundred years ago and more, when the pace of life was slower this remote...

Heritage

Springfield: Quaint, Charming and Historically Significant

Famous for its distinctive arch leading to the buttery and to an inner courtyard around which the property is framed, Springfield on Somerset Road has to be one of the most photographed properties in the whole of Bermuda, let alone Sandys Parish...

Heritage

5 Historical Facts About Bermuda You Never Knew

Bermuda has a rich history and while most of us are seasoned veterans in our own heritage, here are 5 historical facts about our island you probably don't already know.   Earthquake, 1701: The 1701 quake was strong enough to require t...

Heritage

The Biography of Charles Roach Ratteray

Charles Roach Ratteray won respect and renown, working as a west-end ship’s carpenter, boat builder and trader during the post-Emancipation era. He built skiffs and schooners, which he loaded up with onions and potatoes and sailed to the Cari...

Heritage

The Black Seafarer: Mariner, Merchant, Slave

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries were tumultuous times, as European nations vied with each other to conquer the world. In the iconic 1592 portrait of Queen Elizabeth I by Marcus Gheerhaerts, she is standing atop a globe with her feet res...

Heritage

1940 – From the First Issue of The Bermudian

It was November 1940, and the Old Bermudian was coming home, having been away from his beloved Island for ten long years.   He had boarded one of the New York-Bermuda hundred passenger air yachts at ten o’clock in the morning, stopp...