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A True Bermudian: Fredrick “Gunny” Wade

This article was originally published in the June 1976 issue of The Bermudian If you've never heard the tales of Fredrick "Gunny" Wade, you're in for a treat! John Barritt recounts the legendary life of an true Bermudian man; one who captured a whale, fought with a 170lbs turtle and got married at age 70! Those were the good ol' days! This is a tale about an 86-year-old flamboyant, forgotten independent of yesteryear. His name is Frederick Gunnison Astwood—“Gunny” most people call him. He used to spend as much time as a he c...

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10 Facts About Bermuda in the 18th Century You Might Not Know

Our seafaring past began proper in the 18th Century. Slavery was not yet abolished, and the island went through salt wars and battles with smallpox and yellow fever. During this time also, our capital was moved from St. Georges to Hamilton, wher...

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Where I Grew Up: Dolly Pitcher, St. David’s, St. George’s Parish

The Second World War brought change to the whole of Bermuda but nowhere was this truer than in St. David’s. Destroying part of the coastline to create landfill and building the American base, complete with airport, not only irrevocably chan...

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Eight Facts You Might Not Know About Bermuda in the 17th Century

The 17th century was characterized by struggle for the newly formed colony. Our economy was based on the curing of tobacco, which ultimately failed because our humidity meant that it would never dry and cure. In addition, the slave trade also ch...

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Scenic Shelly Bay

Scenic Shelly Bay, with its panoramic view extending from Hamilton Parish to Dockyard, has for decades been a favourite park for families. Its sheltered curve of bay and shallow blue waters are ideal for small children enticed by the wonders of ...

Classic Crow's Nest

July 1982

Since we have never sought to hide our deep affection for Bermuda historian and author Terry Tucker, you can imagine our reaction to the news that Her Majesty the Queen has honoured her with granting of an O.B.E. as part of Her birthday awards. ...