Heritage

Heritage

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 for centuries. The Gombey is Bermuda’s unique ethnic art form—and dance, drumbeats and costumes are its key elements. Rooted in slavery, the Gombey has been an integral part of Bermuda’s culture for centuries, despite undergoing many changes. Colourful costumes worn today were not part of ni...

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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…)

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2 1/2 Hours N.Y- Bermuda

Some assemblymen began to view with alarm the large amount of money which has been spent at the marine airport on Darrell’s island after Pan-American Airways initiated a landplane service at the U.S. Army’s Kindley Field under a temporary ar...

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May 1946

“We’re going to Somerset,” announced my three year old, “in a lovely motor car.” (more…)