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Where I Grew Up: Ann Smith Gordon, Pembroke Parish

Although she was born in Bermuda on August 30, 1935, Ann Smith Gordon spent some years of her childhood in the U.S. “I was ill as a child,” she explains, “and my parents were told, ‘If you don’t get this child away, she’s going to die.’ So we went to stay with my mother’s sister in North Carolina. This was in 1943. They thought I was an asthmatic, but it turned out I was allergic to virtually every food on…


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Georgiana’s Journal

A peek under the petticoat of a confederate southern belle's life in Bermuda. It is most likely that historians specialising in Bermudian history would never have heard of Georgiana Gholson Walker or seen her as a significant figure had it…


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Building Memories

Rick Spurling spearheads a project to build an authentic settler’s dwelling, circa 1612, to coincide with the 400th anniversary of the first settlers in Bermuda. (more…)


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Cup Match: First Innings

Published in The Bermudian May 1991. There is nothing like Cup Match in Bermuda. Nothing like it in the world. Nowhere else in the cricketing world, not England where the great game was invented nor in the cricket-crazy Caribbean does…


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Sunken Treasure

SUNKEN TREASURE (ran July 1969) The potent lure of sunken or buried treasure can infect man during his childhood when he reads such heady yarns as “Treasure Island”, and it can stay with him long after he has reached staid…

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The Bermudian Looks Back 30 years: 1969-1939

FROM THE CROWS NEST, MARCH 1969 With this number this sheet enters its 40th year of publication and, as in former anniversary issues, we take a look backward at Bermuda 30 years ago. (more…)