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Photos & Video: World War I Memorial Service

Photos & Video: World War I Memorial Service

A service to commemorate the onset of the First World War was held at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity in Hamilton this Sunday [Sept 28], with a host of dignitaries in attendance. Speaking before the service, Governor George Fergusson noted the 100th Anniversary of the death of the first Bermudian to be killed in the First World War, and said... Read more of this article

Photos & Videos: Hubert Smith, The Play

Photos & Videos: Hubert Smith, The Play

A play celebrating the life of legendary Bermudian musician Hubert Smith — best known for being the composer and singer of Bermuda is Another World – is presently running at the Fourways Inn, where it is set to continue until October 5th. “Hubert Smith: The Play” was spearheaded by Dale Butler, and the performers include Cleveland “Outta-Sight”... Read more of this article

World War One Commemmoration Service

World War One Commemmoration Service

[Updated] A service to commemorate the onset of the First World War will be held at the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, Hamilton this Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. A spokesperson said, “The service will be conducted by the Bishop of Bermuda, the Rt. Reverend Nicholas Dill. Along with hymns and prayers, the Regimental Colours for... Read more of this article

For Sale: Cigar Churchill Smoked In Bermuda

For Sale: Cigar Churchill Smoked In Bermuda

A cigar that Winston Churchill smoked during a Cold War conference in Bermuda up for sale at PFC Auctions in Guernsey, with reports suggesting that it may fetch up to £3,000 [$4,900]. The Bermuda meeting was held in December 1953, with Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill, US President Dwight D. Eisenhower and French Premier Joseph Laniel... Read more of this article

150 Year Old Perfume Unveiled In New York

150 Year Old Perfume Unveiled In New York

A luxury perfume originally created in the 1800s, and hidden in a Bermuda shipwreck for 150 years, is now available to purchase after a meticulous, first-of-its-kind re-creation process. A launch event was held last night [Sept 23] in New York, with those in attendance including actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, Senator Jeff Baron, Minister of Tourism... Read more of this article

100 Years Ago: First Bermudian Dies In WWI

100 Years Ago: First Bermudian Dies In WWI

[Written by Larry Burchall] William Edmund Smith, a black Bermudian, joined the Royal Navy, left Bermuda, and sailed into Bermuda history. He was the first Bermudian to die in World War One. He died exactly one hundred years ago today, 22nd September 1914. William was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Felix Smith and Emma Jane Smith of Sandy’s Parish.... Read more of this article

Hubert Smith Mural Unveiled On Angle Street

Hubert Smith Mural Unveiled On Angle Street

Legendary Bermudian musician Hubert Smith — best known for being the composer and singer of Bermuda is Another World – was honoured on Sunday [Sept 14] as a mural featuring his likeness was officially unveiled on Angle Street.The mural unveiling took place following a Church Service at the First Church of God on Angle Street, with the... Read more of this article

Historical Video: 1957 Bermuda Beach Fashion

Historical Video: 1957 Bermuda Beach Fashion

This 1957 video that showcases beachwear popular in Bermuda at that time offers a particular focus on bathing suit styles, highlighting the island’s draw for those looking to escape harsh northern winters in favour of sun and beaches. The video’s voice over says, “Bermuda, which has given us shorts and the onion, here offers some stylish... Read more of this article

Bermuda Still Has American Loot From 1814

Bermuda Still Has American Loot From 1814

A visit to Bermuda by the Royal Navy in 1814 brought with it unique loot resulting from the burning of Washington, including paintings of King George III and Queen Charlotte, and even American President James Madison’s personal government receipt book. 200 years later, the spoils remain in Bermuda, owned by both government and private entities. A... Read more of this article

Historical Video: Bermuda As It Was In 1968

Historical Video: Bermuda As It Was In 1968

A 1968 video that aims to promote everything that Bermuda had to offer to visitors at the time has surfaced on YouTube, giving viewers the ability to take a look at the island as it existed nearly 50 years ago. The video’s voice over says, “30,000 feet above the Atlantic, heading for the sun. On this journey, there’s more than a hint... Read more of this article