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Bermuda Photo In Jacqueline Bisset’s Top 20

Bermuda Photo In Jacqueline Bisset’s Top 20

British actress Jacqueline Bisset was recently asked to reflect on her life in pictures by Britain’s Daily Mail. They could run the gamut from family snapshots to production photos from her movies to photojournalists’ work capturing spontaneous moments taken on the fly. But she had to distil an entire lifetime down to just 20 shots and provide... Read more of this article

Duke’s Bermuda Suit Now In English Museum

Duke’s Bermuda Suit Now In English Museum

It went out of style so very long ago that it might well be referred to as a museum piece. But a lounge suit purchased by the Duke of Windsor [1894-1972] at Bermuda’s old flagship department store Triminghams in 1940 actually fits that description quite literally. The Duke bought the single-breasted wool suit along with a pair of swimming trunks... Read more of this article

Performance Based On Sally Bassett’s Story

Performance Based On Sally Bassett’s Story

Bermuda’s rich stories of black heritage are among a collection of new cultural tourism experiences available to locals and visitors beginning in October, the Bermuda Tourism Authority said. “This includes a special weekly open-air theatrical performance commemorating Sally Bassett’s slave story and the tenth anniversary of her monument at Cabinet... Read more of this article

Bermuda “Hogge Money” Coin Sold For $96,000

Bermuda “Hogge Money” Coin Sold For $96,000

A rare example of Bermuda “Hogge Money” — a coin which was produced in the early 1600s — sold for $96,000 when it was auctioned last night, with the coin one of only eight examples known to exist. “The Sommer Islands coinage was produced in England circa 1616 for use in the British colony now known as Bermuda,” the auction... Read more of this article

Video: 1950s TV Series Filmed In Bermuda

Video: 1950s TV Series Filmed In Bermuda

The Trade Development Board, forerunner to the later Tourism Ministry and today’s Bermuda Tourism Authority, recognised US network television’s potential as a valuable new marketing tool for the island in the early 1950s. It threw its weight behind the establishment of a TV and movie production facility on Darrell’s Island, where the... Read more of this article

Bermuda “Hogge Money” To Be Auctioned

Bermuda “Hogge Money” To Be Auctioned

A rare example of 17th century Bermuda “Hogge Money” is expected to attract heavy bidding when it is auctioned in California next week. Minted in England following the permanent settlement of Bermuda by the Virginia Company in 1612, the “Hogge Money” coins were issued in four denominations: shilling, sixpence, threepence, and... Read more of this article

Ajala Omodele: “Black Stories Matter”

Ajala Omodele: “Black Stories Matter”

Writer Ajala Omodele is set to tackle “revisionist historical propaganda” at ThinkFest next month. Following last week’s successful debut is “Black stories matter: why we must write, teach and pass on the stories of the lions” presented by Mr Omodele whose work focuses on the history of people of African descent in Bermuda. Mr Omodele is the... Read more of this article

Video: Vintage 1970s Bermuda Travel Show

Video: Vintage 1970s Bermuda Travel Show

A recently uploaded 1970s episode of a syndicated Canadian travel show opens a nostalgic window on Bermuda’s past. The TV travel magazine Bonaventure was one of the longest-running programmes of its kind, with more than 200 episodes produced. Bonaventure aired in North and South America, Europe and Africa for more than 30 years. In the vintage... Read more of this article

British Airways Marks Its Centenary

British Airways Marks Its Centenary

British Airways marks its centenary today [Aug 25] and two historic flights to Bermuda are being commemorated as the airline celebrates one hundred years of service. . The modern air carrier was formed in the 1970s when the British Overseas Airways Corporation [BOAC], established in 1939, merged with British European Airways [BEA], founded in 1946. However,... Read more of this article

“Human Computer’s” Bermuda Calculations

“Human Computer’s” Bermuda Calculations

NASA’s “human computer” Katherine Johnson celebrates her 101st birthday on Monday [Aug 26], and her indispensable role in ensuring space agency computers in Bermuda, Cape Canaveral and Washington DC were properly programmed before America’s first manned orbital space mission is being recalled.. Mathematician Mrs. Johnson’s... Read more of this article

Soap Star Recalls Bermuda Trip In The 1970s

Soap Star Recalls Bermuda Trip In The 1970s

It was a celebrity #ThrowbackThursday picture to 1970s Bermuda featuring one face that was already familiar to TV viewers of that period and one that soon would be. Posted on Twitter by British actress Emma Samms, the photo shows her as a starstruck 16-year-old schoolgirl in 1976 with actor Nick Nolte on the set of the Bermuda-based underwater thriller... Read more of this article

Meet ‘Characters’ From 1775 Gunpowder Plot

Meet ‘Characters’ From 1775 Gunpowder Plot

Visitors to St George’s can meet characters from Bermuda’s 1775 Gunpowder Plot over the next few weeks as the old town celebrates their role in Bermuda’s fascinating historical heritage. “Today marks the actual anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot, which tested Bermudian loyalty to the Crown and underscored islanders’ close family and commercial... Read more of this article

Mary Prince Play In Scotland Gets Rave Review

Mary Prince Play In Scotland Gets Rave Review

A new play about Bermuda’s Mary Prince, written by and starring British actress Amantha Edmead, has opened to rave reviews in Edinburgh after premiering earlier this year in Oxford. Ms Edmead’s play about the Bermudian – whose autobiography has been credited with hastening the passage of Britain’s 1833 Slavery Abolition Act –... Read more of this article