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New Book Explores History Of Pembroke Parish

New Book Explores History Of Pembroke Parish

Pembroke, the latest in the Bermuda National Trust’s series of books on Bermuda’s architectural heritage, is now on the market. Written by leading Bermudian historian Dr Clarence Maxwell, the volume explores the history of the parish from Bermuda’s early days and covers many of Pembroke’s buildings, ranging from Government House to houses on... Read more of this article

Historical Donation To Tom Moore’s Tavern

Historical Donation To Tom Moore’s Tavern

Guests at Tom Moore’s Tavern can now get a peek at a unique piece of historical artwork, thanks to a special donation from Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. Tom Butterfield, the founder of Masterworks, recently donated a print from Irish artist Robert Rothwell’s portrait of Tom Moore. Mr. Moore was a famed Irish poet, singer and songwriter who... Read more of this article

Photos: Remembrance Sunday In St George’s

Photos: Remembrance Sunday In St George’s

Remembrance Sunday was marked in St George’s today [Nov 13], with a wreath laying ceremony in King’s Square, which was followed by a Remembrance Service at St Peter’s Church with Their Majesties Choristers. Between World War One [1914-1918] and World War Two [1939-1945], approximately 600 Bermudians served overseas, all of them volunteers,... Read more of this article

Remembrance Day: Grunshi & Thomas Survive

Remembrance Day: Grunshi & Thomas Survive

[Written by Larry Burchall] In May 1916, about halfway through the First World War [1914 – 1918], an augmented company of what was subsequently re-designated the Bermuda Contingent Royal Garrison Artillery [BCRGA], left Bermuda to serve on what was then being called the Western Front. This contingent followed the First Contingent of the Bermuda Volunteer... Read more of this article

Fort St. Catherine To Open This Saturday

Fort St. Catherine To Open This Saturday

The public is invited to visit Fort St. Catherine this Saturday, 12 November, to experience first-hand a bit of Bermuda’s history. The fort is usually open weekdays only. The Department of Parks team decided to open this Saturday to give children who would normally be in school and adults with work commitments the chance to explore the iconic fort... Read more of this article

First World War In Bermuda Memorial Culture

First World War In Bermuda Memorial Culture

The Bermuda Historical Society and the Bermuda National Library are inviting members of the public to join them on Tuesday, 25 October, 2016 at the Bermuda National Library at 5:30pm for a lecture entitled, The Place of the First World War in Bermuda Memorial Culture by Dr. Bruce Elliott. During his talk, Dr. Elliott will discuss the efforts made, particularly... Read more of this article

Thanksgiving Stowaway Wainwright Dies At 90

Thanksgiving Stowaway Wainwright Dies At 90

Carroll Wainwright — who ran away from his Bermuda home and stowed away aboard a ship destined for the United States in 1934 at only 8-years-old — has passed away at the age of 90. The boy’s saga began after he was told that there was no day off school in Bermuda for the American Thanksgiving holiday, leading him to attempt to journey... Read more of this article

1930 Story Examines Historic Deep Sea Descent

1930 Story Examines Historic Deep Sea Descent

An article printed in a 1930 edition of the London News offers a look the undersea dive off Bermuda’s Nonsuch Island in the 1930s, which was a record breaking feat at that point in time. On August 15, 1934, Dr. William Beebe and Otis Barton descended in their bathysphere 3,028 feet beneath the ocean surface off Nonsuch Island, Bermuda. This was some... Read more of this article

Sketches Depict Island In Late 19th Century

Sketches Depict Island In Late 19th Century

Capturing Bermuda’s history in a truly unique way, a series of sketches by Henry Finn serve as a reminder of the island as it existed in the late nineteenth century, some 121 years after they were published in Harpers Weekly in April 1895. Fenn, known as one of the most prominent landscape illustrator of that time, was born in Richmond, England... Read more of this article

Two New Books On Bermuda History At Library

Two New Books On Bermuda History At Library

Local author Jonathan Land Evans recently made two new books – which are not presently available for purchase anywhere –  available to the Reference Library at the Bermuda National Library. The author said, “The first is my privately-printed, text-only Preview Edition of ‘Bermuda in Painted Representation, Volume III: the... Read more of this article

Photos, Video: British Airways Heritage Collection

Photos, Video: British Airways Heritage Collection

[Written by Don Burgess] British Airways has come a long ways after four small airlines merged to form Imperial Airways limited on March 31, 1924. In the 92 years since then, one man has seen most of the changes the airline has made. Keith Hayward joined the company as a traffic apprentice in 1945 and has witnessed much of the history the airline has... Read more of this article

America’s Cup Highlights “Ultimate Then & Now”

America’s Cup Highlights “Ultimate Then & Now”

With 165 years of history behind it, the America’s Cup has had a long and storied past, with a recent tweet highlighting some of the differences between then and now by comparing the winning vessel of the event’s inaugural race and defending champion Oracle Team USA’s craft. The photo associated with the tweet shows the two vessels... Read more of this article

Exhibit Highlights History Of Friendly Societies

Exhibit Highlights History Of Friendly Societies

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art has recently opened a new gallery exhibit showcasing a unique and fascinating slice of Bermuda history. Bermuda Friendly Societies – A Cultural and Historical Exhibition opened to a large audience in the Rick Faries Gallery on Friday night. Those in attendance included Minister Pat Gordon Pamplin, Dame Jennifer... Read more of this article