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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

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

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

Photos: Sir George Somers Statue Unveiled In UK

Photos: Sir George Somers Statue Unveiled In UK

A statue of Sir George Somers was recently unveiled in his hometown of Lyme Regis in the United Kingdom, with the town paying homage to his legacy. The statue was unveiled by Lyme Regis Town Crier Alan Vian, with the Mayor of St George’s, Quinell Francis, in attendance to present a specially commissioned painting by Jill Raine to Lyme Regis Mayor... Read more of this article

Gunpowder Plot Reenactment At Tobacco Bay

Gunpowder Plot Reenactment At Tobacco Bay

In celebration of the Bermuda Gunpowder Plot, which took place in 1775, a reenactment of the event will take place on Sunday, August 14th from 6.30pm at Tobacco Bay in St. George’s. Organisers said, “Join Bermuda’s haunted history storytellers for an explosive night of intrigue and ghostly tales as they recreate the night of the infamous... Read more of this article

Videos: Looking Back At Bermuda In The 1950s

Videos: Looking Back At Bermuda In The 1950s

Archival footage released by Kinolibrary – “an independent agency representing remarkable and rare archive footage from around the world” – offers viewers a glimpse of Bermuda in the 1950s through a series of videos. The videos encompass a number of sights and activities, including tennis, golf, beach-going, waterskiiing, shopping,... Read more of this article