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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Westward Ho!

When you hear at Billy's back, your first question would be Billy who? In this case it's the least likely man in this part of an unlikely era for bona-fide ghosts. When we say that West Point is humming with life you might think we’re making reference to young American military cadets with stiff upper lips in the rigid control of army drills and disciplines - well, you'd be wrong. We refer to Westpoint, Shelly Bay, Bermuda, and to Billy…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: The Ghost of Jubilee Road

The night of July 14, 1979 hangs on my memory like a pall. The journey home to Orange Valley from Smith’s Parish would haunt me for a long time to come. It was nearly midnight when I headed home on…


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Plentiful Pumpkins

The autumn abundance of pumpkins brings the colours and flavours of fall into the home. Bermudians eat so much pumpkin—literally, tons and tons of it—there should be a Facebook page called Bermudians Love Pumpkins. We eat it all year round.…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Inlands, Paget 

A couple of hundred yards down the road from Camden is another old house imposingly set above an avenue of mahogany trees. This is Inlands, which was built by a leading merchant named Henry Gilbert Hunt. Hunt never lived in…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: The Haunting of Freer Cox

Opposite the Equestrian Centre in Devonshire stands a plaque to the memory of Freer Cox who, nearly fifty years ago, decreed that the land extending south from Vesey Street, all the way across the marsh, be preserved in its natural…

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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Shelly Hall in Shelly Bay

Once an imposing old dwelling built in the 19th century, Shelly Hall is an old homestead site that today has been absorbed into new and gracious condominiums of elegant proportion. There was a moment in the recent past when a…