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Southlands: Warwick Parish’s Primitive Eden

Bermuda is running out of green space. One of the most densely inhabited landscapes on earth, Bermuda has less than 400 acres of farmland left. The concept of “sustainability,” unfamiliar just decades ago, has installed itself in the island’s dialogue about its future. Heated debate now marks Bermuda’s attempts to find a middle ground between touristic and commercial development on the one hand and the preservation of common ground—parks, playing fields and walking trails—on the other. How different from the…


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Flatts: The Small Town with a Big History

First settled in 1612 and home to several prominent Bermudian families. Flatts has a long and colourful history that includes shipbuilding, commerce and even a little smuggling. When people living in Bermuda think about Flatts, chances are they think about…


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Why are Bermudians “Onions”?

We got a note from good friend Rick Spurling of the St. David’s Historical society the other day. He had just read our piece on www.TheBermudian.com about Bermuda onions with recipes etc. which he commended us on and said how…


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Bicycling Bermuda: February 1930

This article is taken from our archives. It appeared in the very first issue of The Bermudian Magazine in February 1930 and was written by Margaret Copp, who gives a charming account of her visit to Bermuda where she hired…


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God’s Country

A glimpse into Somerset’s storied past with cannon shots and cricket, lawn tennis and literary meetings, skulduggery—and even murder. There is a theory Somerset is named after Admiral Sir George Somers, who so appreciated this part of Bermuda his colleagues…

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Taverns of Bermuda

“There is nothing which has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness is produced as a by a good tavern or inn.” – Dr. Johnson When assigned the job of compiling an informative article on Bermuda inns…