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Bermuda During the Second World War

In September 1939, Dr. William (Bill) Cooke was just 11½ years old, living in a BELCO owned house on Cemetery Road. Years later he would write in his memoir that he saw “several policemen ride up to the BELCO Front Gate on Serpentine Road. It was the day Britain declared war on Germany and these were the first security detail assigned to guard BELCO against hostile action.” Meanwhile Harley Usher as a young man was sailing tourists off St. David's when, as he recounted for RG Magazine in 1997, “a fisherman came up to me. ‘Don’t ...

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The Bridges of Bermuda

Today, people who travel from A to B in Bermuda by boat are few and far between. Most of us take to the roads, often oblivious of how many bridges over water we have to cross in order to traverse the island from tip to tip. It’s odd to think t...

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Peppercorn Ceremony 2019: 5 Things to Know

The Peppercorn Ceremony is an annual event held in late April in the town of St. George's. Each year since 1816 (and with much pomp and circumstance) the Freemasons have handed over one peppercorn to his Excellency the Governor in exchange for u...

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The Wreck of the Sea Venture: The Untold Story

It is easy for Bermudians to assume the wreck of the ship Sea Venture is a stirring yarn that begins with a hurricane and ends with the captain of the ship, Sir George Somers, on his deathbed, asking that his heart be buried in the islands he ha...

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I Remember

When I was born, Admiral Sir Ralph Leatham was governor of Bermuda, Harry S. Truman was president of the United States, Clement Attlee was the prime minister of the United Kingdom, bread was 14 cents a loaf, gas was 26 cents a gallon and “I’...

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The Queen & The Bermudian

In honour of Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II's 93rd birthday, we share with you a collection of photographs published in The Bermudian magazine following each of the Queen's royal visits in 1954 and 1975.     ...