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Cup Match in Sandys 1937

Article originally appeared in the September 1937 issue of The Bermudian   East End versus West End – the annual two-day cricket match has been a gala event in the Colony for thirty-five years. It was estimated that the thirty thousand population of Bermuda no less than seven thousand witnessed the spectacular tussle, which took place in Somerset on July 29th and 30th.     In the guest marquee sits the Governor-General, or should be absent from the Islands as…


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The Story of Sailing

James Thurber's  “The Story of Sailing” was written for, and appeared in The Bermudian in June 1936. It has since been reproduced in journals of several other countries and in more than one anthology of humour. It seams to us…


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The Sea Around Us

From The Bermudian, May 1990 The Atlantic Ocean has always played a big part in Bermuda’s development, from the earliest years when the Island was first discovered. The limitations and opportunities afforded by the sea have molded the character of…


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The Song of St. David’s Head

Reprinted from the June 1957 issue of The Bermudian   O, I’ve kept my watch for centuries In every kind of weather, Since the Olden day when galleons Linked all the seas together. I mark the crossroads of the sea,…


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In Cod We Trust

Making a satisfying meal with dried, salted cod at the centerpiece could only have been a challenge for Bermuda's early settlers. (more…)

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Governor Reid and the Law of Storms

William Reid was governor of Bermuda from 1839 to 1846; Bermudian historians refer to him as the "good" governor. He is associated with improving agriculture, founding the Annual Agricultural Exhibition, promoting education for all, founding the library, building the Gibbs…