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10 Facts About Bermuda in the 20th Century You Might Not Know

New economic pillars sprang up for Bermuda in this age, including tourism and international business. This economic growth meant that we enjoyed a higher standard of living than many other developed countries, and our focus on tourism lead us to preserve open spaces.   1. The first official cup match took place in 1902, but the game actually dates back to 1848 as part of an annual summer picnic held by the Grand United Order of Odd Fellows of St.…


Long Reads

Crystal Cave – One of Nature’s Pleasantries

This article was taken from our archives. It originally appeared in the May 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did in print originally.  Early in 1907, a group of small children were playing with a…


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Vintage Island Churches

With more churches per square mile than anywhere else in the world, Bermuda is ripe with places to worship. We'd also argue that our churches are some of the most idyllic in appearance too, but perhaps we're biased?   [caption…


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The Old Time Rowboat Ferry

For a couple of centuries rowboat ferries plied their trade from dawn till the wee hours of the morning rowing people, their bundles, bicycles and babies from Hamilton to Paget and back again. Here is what it was like. This…


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An American Visitor Rides the New Railroad

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the July 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  It’s not every day in the week that one can hop down in a…

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Courting Celebrities

As the Bermuda Tennis Development Foundation prepares for a major celebrity-filled fundraiser in aid of our young tennis stars, we look back at a sport with a long history in Bermuda.   The third Elbow Beach Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic…