Photos: Visitors Gather For Ducking Stool Trial

April 13, 2016

Bermuda’s cruise ship ports were filled on Tuesday [April 12] as the island hosted a total of four cruise ships across the island.

The Dockyard hosted MSC Divina and Carnival Pride while Seven Seas Mariner was berthed in Hamilton and the Town of St. George’s welcomed AIDAvita at Pennos Wharf together with the 293-foot long Grace E super-yacht at Ordnance Island.

A crowd of visitors gathered in St George’s Town Square to witness OBA Member of Parliament Suzanne Roberts-Holshouser strapped into the ducking stool and plunged into the water for the “crime” of “nagging her husband” following a brief “trial”.

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St. George’s Town Crier David Frith led the re-enactment which is based on a part of Bermuda’s history, as the ducking stool was used for punishment in the 17th and 18th centuries. Tourists appeared to be very entertained by the re-enactment with many recording the event with their cameras and phones.

The ducking stool re-enactment continues April to November, Monday through Thursday and Saturdays at 12:00 noon. During December to March, the event takes place Wednesdays and Saturdays at 12:00 noon.

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  1. Now that’s what a historical Town like St, George should be looking like…

  2. Educated says:

    I agree, It’s great to see the square full of people!