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    Parish Cemeteries

    by grandmaR Updated Jun 15, 2015

    There are some cemeteries in St. George Parish that you might not expect to find there. The one everyone knows - St Peters had two separate graveyards in the grounds of the church. A walled area to the west of the church was for black slaves, whereas the white parishioners were buried on the east side. Many burials date back over three centuries.

    But St. Peters is basically full except for very important people like Sir Richard Sharples, the 1973 Governor of Bermuda who was assassinated (along with his aide, Capt. Hugh Sayers) while walking a dog on the grounds of Government House,

    But believe it or not, there is also a Muslim cemetery, a Seventh Day Adventist Cemetery, and Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery.

    There are also several military cemeteries. St. George's Military Cemetery Grenadier Lane was the resting place of yellow fever victims of the 19th century, c.1850. One of those who died of yellow fever and is buried here is a surgeon. He served in the Crimean War at the battles of Balaclava and Sebastapol prior to coming to Bermuda. There is another military cemetery which about a fifteen minute walk west of the Saint George's Parish Cemetery off Secretary Lane. George Sampson, Victoria Cross holder of the Royal Naval Reserve, is interred here. The last burials in this cemetery were at the turn of the century (c 1900). Part of this cemetery is being used by the Seventh Day Adventists so there are some more modern graves also

    Since St. Peters is pretty much closed to burials, the burials since 1854 have been done at the Parish Cemetery which is adjacent to the Secretary Road Cemetery

    One of the graves at Ebenezer Methodist Cemetery St Peters Parish Cemetery Military Cemetery Grenadier Lane Secretary Road and St. George Parish Cemeteries
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    Carriage House Museum

    by grandmaR Updated Aug 23, 2008

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    The carriage museum is interesting and it was free. It was also dark for taking pictures. We visited in 1995, and intended to go again in 2004 but did not have time. This museum is part of a multimillion-dollar waterfront restoration that includes several shops and the Carriage House Restaurant at Somer's Wharf. It is now the site of a restaurant and I'm not sure whether they even have the museum anymore as mostly I read about the restaurant.

    If they still have the museum, it is at #5 Water Street and has a large collection of carriages from the 18th and 19th century. Automobiles were banned in Bermuda as a result of an accident between a car and a carriage. This period actually lasted until 1946, when automobiles were finally allowed on the island. Visitors will find a wide range of private and commercial carriages, providing an interesting look into Bermuda's pre-car past. Photo 4 is a xerox copy of a photo that I can't find at the moment

    Carriage Museum/restaurant in 2004 Out the window of the carriage museum Part of the building where the museum might be Carriage and horse model reflected in the floor Current carriages for hire
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