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Taverns of Bermuda

“There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as a by a good tavern or inn.” – Dr. Johnson When assigned the job of compiling an informative article on Bermuda inns the task seemed simple enough. Then I was told to make a tour from one end of the island to the other, to visit each one and to glean oddments of material from the various innkeepers and bartenders. That daunted me; I protested weakly that such a job was for a chap of sterner fiber than I, and that I was not one of those ...

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Overheard in November 1969

This post was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the Crow's Nest section of the November 1969 issue of The Bermudian. It is typed exactly how it originally appeared.    We were browsing in The Irish Linen Shop in Hamilton ...

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W. F. “Chummy” Hayward: Bermuda’s “Mr. Olympics”

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in The Bermudian in July 1976. "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle;...

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Bicycling Bermuda: February 1930

This article is taken from our archives. It appeared in the very first issue of The Bermudian Magazine in February 1930 and was written by Margaret Copp, who gives a charming account of her visit to Bermuda where she hired a bicycle and toured t...

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Much Excellent Fish: February 1938

Have you heard about the fishermen in Bermuda? We – that’s me and old Charlie Ball of the Gratitude, Carl Stubbs of the Princeton, Joe Soares of the Spanish Queen and young Louis Mowbray, who helps his father run the Government Aquarium a...

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Ghost Towne

The white-roofed houses and quaint walled alleyways of St. George's take on a ghostly ambience in the yellow light of street lamps after dark. Such is the old town’s silence you can easily hear the tread of feet, the creaking of bamboo and the...