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Flatts: The Small Town with a Big History

First settled in 1612 and home to several prominent Bermudian families. Flatts has a long and colourful history that includes shipbuilding, commerce and even a little smuggling. When people living in Bermuda think about Flatts, chances are they think about the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, the main attraction in the area for visitors and locals alike. They might also think “picturesque” because the quaint old buildings around the inlet, the curve of coconut trees and the variety of sea…


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Art & Soul: A Portrait of Portuguese Culture

Starting in the 1440s, the uninhabited islands of the Azores and Madeira were settled by members of Portugal’s underclass of farmers and grantee-landowner class looking for a better life. Later came Italian, German and English merchants, Spanish priests, a scattering…


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An American Visitor Rides the New Railroad

This article was taken from our archives. It first appeared in the July 1931 issue of The Bermudian. It appears here exactly as it did originally.  It’s not every day in the week that one can hop down in a…


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Discover the Bermuda National Trust Cemeteries of the West

Learn about Bermuda's history from the headstones at these four Bermuda National Trust cemeteries.   Royal Naval Cemetery -  Malabar Road, Ireland Island, Sandys This large cemetery of 2.73 acres is known as ‘The Glade’ and contains around 866 graves…


Long Reads

Short Story: George and the Haunted House

It's 1932 and a young seaman, posted with the Royal Navy in Dockyard, gets a night out in Hamilton with his mates. What could go wrong? This article was first published in the August 1932 issue of The Bermudian. It…

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Discover Bermuda’s Historic Cemeteries of the East

More than just a place to get your spook on, cemeteries are peaceful, beautiful places where you can learn about the lives of people from Bermuda’s past.   St George's Military Cemeteries, Grenadier Lane and Secretary Road This was once…