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The Pandemic of Yore: When Spanish Flu Tookhold of Bermuda
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The Pandemic of Yore: When Spanish Flu Tookhold of Bermuda

September 1918: After four difficult years, war-weary Bermudians were beginning to hope that the end of the First World War was near. By war’s end, some 80 Bermudians, whether fighting with the Black Bermuda Militia Artillery, the white Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps or with other Allied armies—Canadian, British or American—would die in khaki. At home, the island's economy had been hard hit for the duration as the flow of tourism, so promising on the eve of the conflict, dried up.That…


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Discover the History of Mitchell House

If anyone were to write a rock song about the iconic Mitchell House, we think it would be called 'Stairway to History'. The Georgian 'welcoming arms' of the house's front steps ushers all the visitors who enter to take a…


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Ode to the Onion: The History and Culture of Bermuda’s Once Famous Export

The famous Bermuda onion, popular the world over, is known for its sweet taste and a flavour so mild some say you can eat them like apples. But how did the onion become synonymous with Bermuda and how did they…


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7 Historical Facts About St. David’s

Quiet, sleepy St. David’s is one of two large islands that make up St. George’s parish on the far eastern end of Bermuda. Long isolated, it eventually connected to Stoke’s Point in 1934 thanks to the Severn Bridge. In 1941…


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The Wreck of the Sea Venture: The Untold Story

It is easy for Bermudians to assume the wreck of the ship Sea Venture is a stirring yarn that begins with a hurricane and ends with the captain of the ship, Sir George Somers, on his deathbed, asking that his…

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William Bennet Perot and His Stamps

William Bennet Perot, Postmaster of Hamilton from 1818 to 1862, spent much of his time his garden, which is now the Queen Elisabeth Park in Hamilton. When he was required in his post office, his friend Mr. James Bell Heyl,…