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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

Tucker’s Town Cemetery Designation Proposal

Tucker’s Town Cemetery Designation Proposal

After consulting with the Historic Buildings Advisory Committee, the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy said he has “proposed that the Tucker’s Town Cemetery in St. George’s be designated a Grade HM or Historic Monument Listed Building.” A spokesperson said, “The Minister’s decision to proceed with this listing designation... Read more of this article

1936: “Bermuda, Garden Spot Of The Atlantic”

1936: “Bermuda, Garden Spot Of The Atlantic”

An early twentieth century article that precluded the building of Bermuda’s first passenger-based airport worked to get potential tourists excited about the prospect of visiting the island, paying Bermuda’s unique climate and people great homage in the process. The article, published in June 1936, said, “Pan-American and Imperial Airways... Read more of this article

Photos/Videos: Star Spangled 200 Reception

Photos/Videos: Star Spangled 200 Reception

[Updated] In August 1814, at the end of the War of 1812, a fleet of British soldiers sailed out of St. George’s, with assistance from local Bermudian pilots, and headed to the United States to burn down the White House. This was a defining moment in the development of the New World, and led to the penning of the Star Spangled Banner.The Bermuda... Read more of this article

WWI Commemoration To Be Held At City Hall

WWI Commemoration To Be Held At City Hall

Mayor Graeme Outerbridge will host a brief service on the steps of City Hall in Hamilton tomorrow [Aug 14] in order to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of hostilities in World War I. The service is due to begin promptly at 12.00pm and is expected to last for approximately 30-40 minutes. A spokesperson said, “The Bishop of Bermuda... Read more of this article

Burchall On The History Behind Cup Match

Burchall On The History Behind Cup Match

[Written by Larry Burchall] Bermuda’s Cup Match holiday is an historic occasion of global importance because it represents, in a sense, the world’s longest strike. That first labour withdrawal happened on 1st August 1835. Exactly one year after Emancipation Day 1834. On 1st August 1835, as far as is known, thousands of Bermuda’s ex-slaves, now... Read more of this article

“The E Word” Set To Celebrate Emancipation

“The E Word” Set To Celebrate Emancipation

The African Diaspora Heritage Trail Bermuda Foundation, with the support of Somerset Cricket Club, will be celebrating the 180th anniversary of emancipation on August 1 with an event called “The E Word.” The event will include a reading by Dr. Femi Bad and Lashon Martin, accompanied by Edmond ‘Rivah’ Smith. “The E Word”... Read more of this article

Historic Sealab 1 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Historic Sealab 1 Celebrates 50th Anniversary

A symposium was held last week in Panama City, Florida in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the historic Sealab 1 mission, which took place only a few miles off the coast of Bermuda. The mission saw an underwater habitat, dubbed Sealab 1, submerged into the Atlantic by the United States Navy in order to research the effects of extended periods... Read more of this article


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