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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Orange Valley

When a storm blows in from the northwest, and a sharp wind funnels between the hills which form a ridge above Orange Valley, the old house heaves and creaks and the windows rattle ominously.   Standing in the dimly lit hall, crowded with eighteenth century cedar chairs and the elegant grandfather clock which has stood in the house since the time it was built by my ancestor, Captain William Cox in 1796, one is grippingly aware of the past. With…


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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: 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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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Camden, Paget

Do people still see ghosts at Camden? If you make the story too ghostly, Bermuda will not be able to use the house for official functions!” So remarked a lady from Flatts in 1994. She recalled visiting Camden during the…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: The Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity

Our visitors are not exempt from the past. We can tell you of two incidents, totally unrelated and involving people from different walks of life and very different locations on the North American continent. One involves a couple of middle…

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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: The Minerva

Here is a tale of far more incredible proportions. The Minerva was built on the North Shore in Bermuda, early in the 19th Century. She had developed an enviable mercantile reputation by the time she left Ely’s Harbour under full…