Photos #2: 2011 Peppercorn Ceremony

April 27, 2011

It started in 1816, and continues today. The annual Peppercorn Ceremony in St George’s is one of Bermuda’s oldest and most colourful traditions. The State House was built in 1620 and is Bermuda’s oldest stone building. The landmark was used for the General Assembly of Bermuda until 1816, when the capital moved to Hamilton. The Government of the day then rented the building for one peppercorn a year to Bermuda’s Masonic Lodge 200 of Scotland, an agreement which continues to this day. View the first set of photos here, and all photos below are by John Manderson:

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