Hamilton Off The Beaten Path

  • Cathedral from City Hall 1963
    Cathedral from City Hall 1963
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Hamilton Off The Beaten Path

  • Cenotaph in 1963 and 2004

    The Cenotaph war memorial, with Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and British Army flags for locals who were in British services in World Wars 1 and 2 in in front of the Cabinet Building. Inside the Cabinet building, visitors can see original oil paintings of Bermuda's 17th century colonial fathers and portraits of King George III (1760-1820) and Queen...

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  • First Bermuda Stamps and Post Office

    Mr. William B. Perot of Par-La-Ville was officially appointed Bermuda's first Post Master in 1821. In 1848, he shared the post office with apothecary James Heyl. Perot enjoyed gardening more than dealing with letters and collecting postage (see the lovely park behind the post office), so Heyl was often left minding the store. For convenience, Heyl...

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  • Par-La-Ville Gardens

    Behind the post office on Queen Street in downtown Hamilton, Par-la-Ville Park was once the private garden of the island's first postmaster (1819). Mr. Perot enjoyed finding exotic plants from throughout the world and placing them in Par-la-Ville. In 1847, in planted an Indian rubber tree seed that has grown to a huge size. Mark Twain once said...

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  • Slide Lectures

    The Hamilton Princess had slide presentations several days a week. They were free, and you didn't have to be a guest at the hotel to go.One of them was extremely informative about the architecture of Bermuda and enabled us to appreciate it much more.The other talk was on the plants and animals of Bermuda. We got other information on that at Spittal...

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