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The Colour of Tourism Part 2

In the advent of Bermuda tourism, the island was strategically promoted as the ideal playground for affluent (white) Americans. Part II   There were other dimensions to maintaining the racial idyll of Bermuda tourism. Whites coming to Bermuda had to feel that they were in a white paradise. Yes, there would be blacks in their midst but they would be like Acheson’s cook—friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. There was never any suggestion that Bermuda would court black tourists; they would spoil the ethos.   In reality, very few ...

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Fashioning Our Heritage

One of the great attractions on Bermuda Day is watching the Gombey troupes come out in full force for the parade. With their colourful costumes and distinctive heart-throbbing drumbeat, the Gombeys have been dancing and entertaining Bermuda...

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The Story of Fort Hamilton

From the July 1946 issue of The Bermudian Magazine   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 decid...

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Bermuda and Hollywood

On July 24, 1946, the film Strange Love, starring Kirk Douglas, premiered at box offices across the United States. During the making of the film, which grossed $3.25 million, Mrs. Thomas N. Dill of Bermuda travelled to California to visit her s...

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June 1946

History was made on Sunday, May 12th, when Bermuda’s first radio station Z.M.B, was opened and gave a programme throughout the day. (more…)