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Searching for Sir George Part 1

Sir George Somers has been receiving a lot of attention in recent years. We all know (or should, by now) the story of Bermuda’s founding and the role that he played in the “wreck and redemption” of the Sea Venture and her people. It is an irresistibly dramatic story: a war veteran is called out of retirement to save a flagging mission of national importance. He meets a sudden, unprecedented storm but, against all odds, survives and leads his wards to safety. He discovers the truth about a mysterious island that helps his nation prosp...


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Requiem for A Railway

Bermuda’s little railway started to die with the old year. At midnight, 1947/1948, the first pike of the Hamilton-Somerset line was ceremoniously removed, and demolition began. The bells heralding the New Year chimed in with sounds of pick ...


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The Lily Perfume Factory

Along Bailey’s Bay road a low white house stands behind a semicircular wall against which a flower border is gay the year round. (more…)


Classic Crow's Nest

August 1948

It was a charming thought to reproduce, in miniature, the pageantry traditional to the Olympic Games in our athletic little island, including the symbolic flame handed from runner to runner. (more…)


Classic Crow's Nest

May 1951

Confronted with the collection plate during Sunday morning service in a Somerset church recently, an attractive young matron fumbled absently in her handbag, then dropped something in the plate. At once she spotted her mistake and hastily sna...