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Randy Horton Was ‘Original Cosmos Star Striker’

Randy Horton Was ‘Original Cosmos Star Striker’

Randy Horton was the “original Cosmos star striker” and “a vital member of the Cosmos roster in the early years,” Twiceacosmo reports, adding that “no matter the result of the game on Sunday, Randy Horton will always be a key part of Cosmos history.” The story said, “As The Cosmos head to Bermuda for their final... Read more of this article

ADHT Bermuda To Host Remembrance Activities

ADHT Bermuda To Host Remembrance Activities

During the week of 22nd – 26th March 2017, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] Bermuda Foundation will host its annual series of events in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery & the Transatlantic Slave Trade. A spokesperson said, “Although February is designated as Black History... Read more of this article

Gladys Morrell Table Bought By Historical Society

Gladys Morrell Table Bought By Historical Society

The Gladys Morrell table, a key symbol in the fight to get the vote for women in Bermuda, will go on public display on Monday after the Bermuda Historical Society successfully bid for the item at the Bermuda National Trust Auction on Saturday. The table fetched $6,000 after Mrs Morrell’s family chose the annual Auction as the venue for its sale, along... Read more of this article

Column:Lessons From Africa’s Great Civilizations

Column:Lessons From Africa’s Great Civilizations

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] As human beings, we are on a journey of becoming who we really are. This journey to ourselves is open-ended and full of disruptions, confusion, and breakdowns, but also breakthroughs. It is a journey that essentially is about accessing the deep sources of the Self. [Otto Sharmer of MIT] When Carter G Woodson... Read more of this article

Suffragette Table To Be Auctioned At Trust Event

Suffragette Table To Be Auctioned At Trust Event

The Bermuda National Trust Annual Auction and Jumble Sale has been chosen as the venue for the sale of a piece of furniture which played a key role in getting women the right to vote in Bermuda. The Auction on Saturday, March 4th will feature a table from the collection of Gladys Morrell, leader of the 30-year campaign for women’s suffrage in Bermuda. This... Read more of this article

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