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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 affection. The young woman “took a chill” and, as her wedding day approached, died. Nancy was repeatedly heard, sometimes weeping in the room that had been hers, and was frequently seen by a variety of people. Since Ethel ran Bloomfield…


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My Favourite Room: Great Room at Longtail House by Melissa Woods

OBMI interior designer Melissa Woods’s favourite room is an impressive one indeed: with 15-foot-tall ceilings and a 24-foot by 55-foot layout, the “great room” at Longtail House is a showstopper. Along with its aesthetic appeal, the functionality is what makes…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Government House

It has been suggested that one of our early Governors was so unpleasant that his wife was subjected to physical abuse and probably mental as well. Far be it for this writer to assert this as fact and defame the…


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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: Gibbs Hill Lighthouse

Completed and activated on May 1, 1846, accounts of unaccountable events at Gibbs Hill Lighthouse have been noted by a few past lighthouse keepers. The following was related to Mac Musson by Michael Dolding of Marine & Ports, part of…


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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…

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Bermuda’s Favourite Haunts: St. Anne’s Rectory, Southampton

After our marriage, I moved into the St. Anne’s Rectory with Reg. It is a very old house with many interesting features including bricked-up and plastered-over fireplace, which is said to have a secret passage. There were many strange noises…