Heritage

Heritage

Ladies in Assembly

The cause of women’s suffrage in Bermuda has been fought long and ardently by a small, undaunted band of enthusiasts. As long ago as 1898 it was first mooted, and indeed a bill permitting women to vote was passed unanimously through Assembly, only to be vetoed by the Legilsative Council on the score, apparently, that women being unduly influenced by the Church, their franchise might result in a priest-ridden Bermuda. In 1916 a similar attempt again failed, this time the excuse being that it hardly became our House of Assembly to grant...

Classic Crow's Nest

August 1948

It was a charming thought to reproduce, in miniature, the pageantry traditional to the Olympic Games in our athletic little island, including the symbolic flame handed from runner to runner. (more…)

Classic Crow's Nest

May 1951

Confronted with the collection plate during Sunday morning service in a Somerset church recently, an attractive young matron fumbled absently in her handbag, then dropped something in the plate. At once she spotted her mistake and hastily sna...