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‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ On May 21st

‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ On May 21st

Imagine Bermuda, in collaboration with the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT], Bermuda National Trust and The Chewstick Foundation invite residents to join a ‘Stroll Down Memory Lane’ on Sunday, May 21st, starting at 3 pm from Christ Church – Devonshire. This family-friendly “Walk & Talk”, in observance of Heritage Month, will honour... Read more of this article

19th Century Art Collection To Be Displayed

19th Century Art Collection To Be Displayed

The Bermuda National Trust has been gifted the Fay and Geoffrey Elliott Collection, a collection of more than 300 Bermuda 19th century paintings and photographs painstakingly collected by the Elliotts over a period of 30 years. To celebrate the gift and Bermuda’s nautical heritage, the Trust, in conjunction with Chubb, have partnered to show a selection... Read more of this article

Photos: Remembering Kings Pilot James Darrell

Photos: Remembering Kings Pilot James Darrell

The Annual Commemorative Service for King’s Pilot James ‘Jemmy’ Darrell was held today [Apr 8] in St. George’s, celebrating the life of the freed slave who become the first black man to own a home in Bermuda. Lead by Rev. Canon W. David Raths and Rev. Dr. Erskine C. Simmons the service was held at St Peter’s Church graveyard, with Bermuda... Read more of this article

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

ADHT Commemorates Day Of Remembrance

During the week of March 22 to March 26, the African Diaspora Heritage Trail [ADHT] commemorated the United Nations International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave with a number of activities. The theme for 2017 was “Recognising the Legacy and Contributions of People of African Descent.” A spokesperson... Read more of this article

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

Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

Photos: Midshipman Commemoration Service

A service to commemorate the life of US Midshipman Richard Sutherland Dale was held in St George’s, with people coming out to pay tribute to the last victim of the War of 1812. With piper Joel Cassidy and drummer Peter Profit, the TS Admiral Somers Sea Cadets led the way to St Peter’s Churchyard for a commemorative service conducted by Canon W.... 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

Free Museum Entry For Residents In February

Free Museum Entry For Residents In February

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is opening its doors for free to all Bermuda residents during the month of February. This is a gift from the NMB Board of Trustees to encourage residents to explore 500 years of local history and culture in Bermuda’s largest fort. For four decades the National Museum, a non-government and not-for-profit, has been... 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

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