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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: The Haunting of Freer Cox
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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 state forever.  One might say that Freer Cox was a man ahead of his time. He died in 1957, years before conservation became a household word. A secret well kept, certainly during his life, was that Freer possessed what he…


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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…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Verdmont Cottage

What is it you want to know,” he asked as he strode into my social parlor which serves as an office as well. “Well, since I am sketching your house for the book, it suddenly occurred to me that there…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Chan Mar

Chan Mar was built in the late ‘30s or early ’40s by a man named Holmes. Originally, it was built as the guest cottage for a larger house there in Tucker’s Town, and it was all one property.  "It's interesting.…


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Cool Pools

Looking for a little inspiration to beat the summer heat? Even if one can only dream, these real pools belonging to locals are a treat to the eyes on a hot summers day!     Island Oasis Photograph by Ian…

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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Bloomfield

I stood in rapt attention as I listened to Ethel Gosling one summers night in 1966 at Bloomfield in Paget. The story of Nancy Nelmes was a sad one which was recited in great detail and with much empathy and…