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June 4, 2019

St. Peter’s Church in the Town of St. George is well known as an iconic building central to the World Heritage status of the historic town.  Many also know that St. Peter’s was redesignated ‘Their Majesties Chappell’ by Queen Elizabeth in 2012 in honour of the church’s...

December 19, 2018

Under the Virginia Company based in London, 60 British settlers and Bermuda’s first Governor officially colonized the island of Bermuda in 1612. However, more than a century before, the island was encountered by the Spaniard Juan de Bermudez who, perhaps, was blown off...

September 9, 2018

The early colonization of Bermuda began in the east on Smith’s Island, just north of St. David’s Island, which would later have its own settlement as more colonists arrived from England. St. David’s Island got its name from the patron saint of Wales, who lived in the 6...

September 9, 2018

Bermuda was accidentally discovered in 1609 after ships from England, en route to rescue starving settlers in Jamestown Virginia, got shipwrecked on this small archipelago smack dab in the Atlantic Ocean. The shipwreck had the survivors remaining on the island for almo...

August 17, 2018

Upon first entering the premises of Mitchell House, the historic home that also hosts The St. George’s Historical Society Museum, visitors are instantly warmed by the atmosphere provided by the ‘welcoming arm’ stairs- a quintessential Bermudian feature. Entering the ho...

November 23, 2017

As an adult, the curiosity of wanting to know more about my ancestors bit me. In 1996, I desired to trace my ancestry --- I didn’t quiet know how to begin. So, I subscribed to three History magazines, but they related mostly to tracing roots in the United States. Not m...

November 23, 2017

With an island only 21 square miles and a population of approximately 65,000, it is hard to imagine that there exists
a group of people so distinct that they are considered St. David’s Islanders rst and then Bermudians. Although St. David’s is part of the parish of St....

August 19, 2017

It’s a reenactment! Written records for the name “ducking stool” appear as far back as 1597. (Common law of crime in England and Wales). This was a common scold for a woman who was a nuisance to her neighbour- hood”. The Latin name for the offender, appears in the femi...

August 17, 2017

Meander through the alleys of this charm- ing town, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Virginia Company’s third “supply” to Jamestown colony (established May 1607) set sail from Plymouth, England on 2 June, 1609.  The fleet included a 300 ton galleon, The Sea Venture, wh...

August 17, 2017

A few piece of sea glass a fun lesson for an eight- year old boy and a dream is how we began designing jewellery, which evolved into the business that is Saltwater. Nearly 19 years ago I thought I would try to show my oldest child how you can create a business out of v...

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