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Scenic Shelly Bay
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Scenic Shelly Bay

Scenic Shelly Bay, with its panoramic view extending from Hamilton Parish to Dockyard, has for decades been a favourite park for families. Its sheltered curve of bay and shallow blue waters are ideal for small children enticed by the wonders of sand and sea. The children’s playground near the beach is an attraction, too, especially in wintry weather when the water cools. And across the way, beyond the car park, a stretch of field hosts cricket and soccer games as…


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Life in Old St. David’s – From the Writings of Loucil Taylor

After her mother’s death, Sandra Taylor Rouja transcribed many of her mother’s stories of her early years coming of age in Bermuda. At the beginning of the Second World War, Loucil Taylor’s husband, Fred, was posted to St. David’s with…


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The History of the Mary Celestia Shipwreck

Did the Mary Celestia sink because of a marine pilot's incompetence, or because of his sympathies towards the American unionists? The Marie Celestia has a lively military past, running contraband through unionist naval blockades. The ship has also recently been…


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True Grit: Nurse Caro Spencer-Wilson

This article has been taken from our archives and appears here exactly as it did in May 2003.  Nurse Caro Spencer-Wilson didn’t not let barriers stand in her way, her story is a story of true grit. When Caro Spencer…


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5 Historical Facts about Smith’s Parish

Smith's Parish is rife with Bermudian history and home to some stories that might surprise you! Here are 5 historical facts about Smith's you probably don't already know, but should.  Portuguese Rock at Spittal Pond– An inscription "RP," the Christian…

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Power & Prejudice: The Story of the 1902 Dockyard Riots & The Reverend Charles Monk Trial

Bermuda, 1902. The Boer War is raging in South Africa, and thousands of Boer prisoners of war are incarcerated on islands in the Great Sound. The Rock (population 17,500) is picturesque but not hugely prosperous. Bermuda onions still find a…