Heritage

Classic Crow's Nest

May 1946

“We’re going to Somerset,” announced my three year old, “in a lovely motor car.” (more…)


Classic Crow's Nest

April 1946

In addition, the bill would ban the importation of secondhamd motor cars, nor would any auto-bicycles or automobiles be allowed on the public roads until 100 taxi-cabs have been licensed. (more…)


Heritage

Searching for Sir George Part 2

It is easy to misplace a heart—lovesick teenagers do it all the time. Composed of soft tissue, actual hearts quickly decompose in the ground and leave no physical traces for archaeologists to find. I hoped that the rest of Sir…


Heritage

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 and shovel.…


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 snatched her offering…