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Classic Crow's Nest

The Story of Fort Hamilton

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the July 1946 issue of The Bermudian and has been reproduced exactly as it appeared originally.   The settlement of Bermuda began in 1612 with the arrival of sixty settlers under the charge of Richard Moore, the first Governor. During his term of office it was decided that Bermuda, being vulnerable to foreign attack, should have fortifications.  In consequence, many batteries and forts were built for the defence of the harbour and the capital, St. Geor...

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Where I Grew Up: Kenneth Bascome, St. George’s Parish

You could say that Kenneth Bascome came into the world with a bang, not a whimper. Born at home on Wellington Hill, St. George’s, in August 1948, he fell on the floor at the age of two hours and hit his head. “That’s why,” he says, “I...

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Ambassador of Song: Roy Talbot

This article is from our archives. It first appeared in The Bermudian in May 2002. It is replicated here exactly as it first appeared in print.    Roy Talbot, the last the Talbot Brothers, remembers a life of harmony. He is the la...

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Where I Grew Up: Walter Lister, Sandys Parish

When James Alfred Lister left his country, the island of St. Kitts, in 1902 to sail to Bermuda, he embarked on a family journey far longer than the geographical one between two islands. Travelling with him to Bermuda were his wife and family ...

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The Musson Family of Flatts Village: Part II

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in The Bermudian in February 1985. It appears here exactly as it did originally.    Modern motorists whiz through Flatts Village in less than a minute, and if they reflect o...

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LISTEN: Cassie White World War I Memoir

On July 14th the Chief Nurse of Base Hospital 31 notified me that I was to go on detailed service. I had a half hour to get ready for the Ambulance that was to take 8 of us nurses, including myself. The ambulance arrived at 6:30 and we left for ...