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  • Built Heritage: St George’s Parish Home, 18 Secretary Road
    BUILT HERITAGE: October 2021 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda’s endangered historic buildings.  Sarah Davenport, the eldest daughter of prosperous St George’s merchant, John Davenport, died in 1873 and left the sum of £400 to […]
  • Built Heritage: The Registry of the Supreme Court Building, Formerly Customs House Warehouse and Town Hall.
    BUILT HERITAGE: October 2021 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda’s endangered historic buildings.  The Customs House Warehouse and Town Hall was one of the first buildings erected in the newly-incorporated town of Hamilton. Located on […]
  • Auction & Jumble Canceled
    We are very disappointed to announce that our Auction & Jumble Sale, due to take place at the end of September, has been cancelled. We felt that we must do our part to prevent the potential further spread of the Delta variant through such a large in-person event and took the decision to cancel this morning. Shortly afterwards, […]
  • Built Heritage: Dubloon Hill Farm, formerly Brown’s Farm
    BUILT HERITAGE: September 2021 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda’s endangered historic buildings.  Dubloon Cottage, as it’s now called, with roughly 12 acres was purchased by the Bermuda Government from the James estate around 1993 […]
  • Built Heritage: Montpelier
    Built Heritage: Montpelier BUILT HERITAGE: August 2021 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda’s endangered historic buildings.  Montpelier is a listed building owned by the Bermuda Government. Built in the middle to late 1700s, Montpelier is […]
  • DEEP learning for interns at Deloitte
    Since June, Deloitte Bermuda has welcomed 13 interns into their DEEP [Deloitte Exclusive Experience Program] Internship Program. DEEP provides young Bermudians with the opportunity to develop new skills and gain hands-on experience in the financial services industry. The program is available for students interested in Accounting, Actuarial Science, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory, Technology, Tax, Talent and Marketing and […]
  • A Tribute to Pauline Powell
    The Bermuda National Trust is deeply saddened by the death of Pauline Powell, who passed away on Sunday 11 July. Pauline worked at the Trust from 2002 to 2016, as the Executive Assistant. She is survived by her husband John and daughters Lynette and Andrea. “Pauline was the smiling public face of Waterville for many years, and an […]
  • Built Heritage: Former Parks Department Headquarters, Botanical Gardens
    BUILT HERITAGE: July 2021 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda’s endangered historic buildings.  Surely, in the 21st century, a solution can be found to the problem of old buildings affected by mould and mildew. Rather than […]
  • Garden Club makes $10,000 donation to National Trust
    Planning renovations at the historic home of Verdmont will benefit from enhancements thanks to a $10,000 donation from The Garden Club of Bermuda. The donation was made to the Bermuda National Trust museum and gardens as part of the Garden Club’s 100th anniversary celebrations. Karen Border, executive director for the BNT, described Verdmont as “a national treasure of […]
  • US Coast Guard Cadets Volunteer at Bermuda National Trust
    We were thrilled to host 16 cadets from the US Coast Guard training ship Eagle at Waterville on Monday! The cadets spent the morning landscaping the gardens of the historic building. “The cadets were a delight – very hardworking and a lot of fun. They were happy to get stuck in and get dirty and sweaty, and they […]
  • Development must be balanced, says new National Trust leader
    The new executive director of the Bermuda National Trust has called for a slowdown in land development proposals. Karen Border said last week that she recognised that land development proposals were a way of stimulate the economy after the Covid-19 pandemic had brought the economy to a halt. But the new head of the Island’s largest conservation charity […]
  • Volunteers at Sherwin Nature Reserve
    Volunteers from a law firm helped clean out a nature reserve so it could open to the public after years of closure. A team of about 25 Appleby employees visited the Sherwin Nature Reserve in Warwick last Friday to help clear invasive species and overgrowth and plant endemic trees. The firm also made a $5,000 donation to the […]
  • A legacy under threat
    A piece of history was poised for destruction this week: Wantley on Princess Street, Hamilton faced demolition. The fate of this fine example of Victorian domestic architecture hung in the balance while the community looked on, horrified. Yes, it bore the scars of years of neglect, including scorched walls and piles of used needles and empty bottles. Yes, […]
  • Built Heritage: Ocean View (Formerly East Camp)
    BUILT HERITAGE: JUNE 2021 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda’s endangered historic buildings.  Tucked away off South Road in Warwick is an old farmhouse, one of the many properties that once belonged to Captain John Lightbourn. […]
  • Built Heritage: Somers Pride of India Lodge
    BUILT HERITAGE: April 2021 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda’s endangered historic buildings.  Somers Pride of India Lodge No. 899 in St George’s was the first of the lodges established by the Grand United Order of […]
  • Karen Border Appointed BNT Executive Director
    The Bermuda National Trust (BNT) is pleased to announce that respected environmentalist and communications professional Karen Border will take up the position of BNT Executive Director on 28 June. Karen has spent her adult life contributing to the conservation of Bermuda’s unique environment and natural heritage. Having been a member of the BNT for almost 30 years, she […]
  • Built Heritage: Skittle Alley
    BUILT HERITAGE: March 2021 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda’s endangered historic buildings.  Skittle Alley is a Grade 2 Listed Building yet very few of us know of its existence. It is located on a […]
  • Capital Improvements at Verdmont Museum
    We are excited to announce that our capital project of improvements at Verdmont Museum has officially begun. Click here to read the full Press Release
  • Built Heritage: The Former Cottage Hospital on Happy Valley Road
    BUILT HERITAGE: March 2021 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda’s endangered historic buildings.    Citing the steady increase in the population, the lack of accommodation for those with complicated diseases and needing surgical operations, Dr […]
  • British baroness vows to help protect Bermuda’s heritage
    A British member of the House of Lords who visited the Bermuda National Trust while on holiday said she would help Bermuda protect its cultural heritage. Baroness Andrews of Southover also praised theTrust for its conservation of the island’s heritage, as well as the Government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. She said: “I think Bermuda has set a […]
  • Built Heritage: Wantley
    BUILT HERITAGE: December 7, 2020 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda’s endangered historic buildings.  Wantley, located on Princess Street, has a rich social history and was built by prominent businessman Samuel David Robinson.  One of […]
  • Wilkinson Quarry Objection
    Click the link below to read more the objection regarding the proposed demolition of an unstable mound with a subterranean void in Wilkinson Quarry, Hamilton Parish. Wilkinson Quarry Cave Objection 
  • Wilkinson Quarry Objection
    Wilkinson Quarry Objection | June, 10th 2020 Click the link below to read more the objection regarding the proposed demolition of an unstable mound with a subterranean void in Wilkinson Quarry, Hamilton Parish. Wilkinson Quarry Cave Objection
  • BUILT HERITAGE: Southlands
    BUILT HERITAGE | May 8, 2020 By Linda Abend, Bermuda National Trust In conjunction with the National Museum of Bermuda, the Trust is going to run a series of short articles about the buildings that we consider most at risk in Bermuda and the most worth saving.  Anna, the wife of Montreal merchant James Morgan, bought 31½ acres […]
  • BUILT HERITAGE: Independent Order of Odd Fellows’ Loyal Irresistible Lodge
    BUILT HERITAGE | MARCH 19, 2020 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust In conjunction with the National Museum of Bermuda, the Trust is going to run a series of short articles about the buildings that we consider most at risk in Bermuda and the most worth saving. This is the first article. Located on the […]
  • New Nature Reserve, Eve’s Pond
    PRESS RELEASE: Joint Statement: Buy Back Bermuda, The Bermuda National Trust and the Bermuda Audubon Society: Breaks ground for new nature reserve March, 9th 2020 – A new nature reserve in Hamilton Parish will be open to the public this suBmmer. Ground was broken on Friday for the restoration of Eve’s Pond, a project by Buy Back Bermuda, […]
  • Open Space Quarrying Proposal
    PRESS RELEASE: Joint Statement: Bermuda National Trust and Bermuda Audubon Society on Judkin Lane, Hamilton Parish, Open Space quarrying proposal February 11, 2020 – The Bermuda National Trust and Bermuda Audubon Society are extremely disappointed with the decision of the Minister of Home Affairs to approve the proposed commercial quarrying on the lot north of 9 Judkin Lane in […]
  • BNT Appeals the Decision to Approve
    PRESS RELEASE: BNT Appeals the Decision to Approve PLAN-0082-19 The Bermuda National Trust has appealed the decision of the Development Applications Board to approve a large six-storey quarry on Judkin Lane (planning application PLAN-0082-19) and has received great support from both the Bermuda Audubon Society and BEST. The proposal for a quarry, and that of an enormous house […]
  • BNT Summer Update 2019
    The Bermuda National Trust hopes that everyone is having a lovely summer. In case you missed it, the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda (RAB) recently published an Integrated Resource Plan which lays out a plan to meet the island’s future electricity demand through a variety of sources.  The plan can be found here Bermuda Integrated Resource Plan and there […]
  • Annual Children’s Nature Walk
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 3, 2019 – Hundreds of children are expected to head out into nature tomorrow (Thursday, April 4) when the Bermuda National Trust’s annual children’s Nature Walk takes place at Spittal Pond. This firm favourite for many holiday camps and families takes place from 9.30am until noon, starts from the eastern end of Spittal Pond […]
  • International Conference of National Trusts 2019
    Arms Wide Open: Strategies for Engaging with Diverse Communities Bermuda chosen to host major conservation conference December 18, 2018 – A successful bid by the Bermuda National Trust has resulted in Bermuda being chosen as the venue for a major conservation conference next year. The International Conference of National Trusts 2019 is expected to include 150 representatives of […]
  • Government Land Leases to Farmers
    July 24, 2018 – The Bermuda National Trust welcomes Public Works Minister David Burch’s decision to renew the lease of the Bascome family at Westover Farm, Sandys and of his intention to extend all lapsed agricultural leases of Government land to 21 years less one day. The Trust believes that the preservation of arable land as open space, […]
  • The Long Arc of Progress
    One of former United States President Barack Obama’s guiding principles was this statement: “The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.” That statement, first made by an American abolitionist in the 1800s, popularised by the Reverend Martin Luther King, and then taken as an article of faith by Obama, tells us that even […]
  • Wayne Jackson Tribute
    The Bermuda National Trust has learned with sadness that its former President, Wayne Jackson, passed away last week and has offered condolences to his wife Juliette and her family. Mr. Jackson was President of the Trust from 2002 to 2005, having previously served on the Trust Council and as Fundraising Chairman. He presided over the successful launch of […]
  • ATVs on Railway Trail and in National Parks
    The Bermuda National Trust is deeply dismayed and disheartened by the decision to grant a one-year license for ATV tours on the Railway Trail in Sandys. We are particularly concerned that the Minister of Parks feels able to ignore the fact that 99.7 percent of those who responded to the public consultation objected to the proposal. Many will […]
  • Annual Auction and Jumble Sale
    March 1, 2018 – The Bermuda National Trust’s annual Auction and Jumble Sale kicks off today with hundreds of bargain hunters and lovers of antiques and Bermudiana descending on the Botanical Gardens. Two 18th Century Bermuda cedar chests are among the highlights of Saturday’s auction, whose preview starts today. The chests, donated by a Bermuda family, are fine […]
  • ATV Tours on Railway Trail and National Parks
    The Bermuda National Trust is strongly objecting to the proposal to allow the Railway Trail and National Parks in the West End to be used for ATV tours. And we are urging you, our members and supporters, to review the proposal, which would require changes to the rules governing vehicle access to public parks, and to send in […]
  • 2017 BNT Raffle Winners
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  • Coming Up at the Trust
    BNT 2018 Calendars Have Arrived!    Come to Waterville to pick up your copy of our 2018 calendar, available now for $10.    The 2018 calendar features stunning photography by Trust Museums Manager Rohan Shastri.    For further information please contact palmetto@bnt.bm or call 236-6483 Help Us Meet Our Raffle Goal!     We’re making great headway with our […]
  • BNT 2017 Raffle
    The 2017 Bermuda National Trust Raffle has launched and we need your support! We are recruiting volunteers to help sell raffle tickets at various MarketPlace locations across the island. If you are able to spare two hours of your time for a good cause please sign up today using the following link: http://bit.ly/2xLPpit Our top prizes include a […]
  • Johnnie Bread : Interactive Theatre Coming Soon to Verdmont
  • Smith’s Island Talk and Boat Trip – July 20th & July 22nd
    All are welcome to attend Professor Michael Jarvis’s update on the University of Rochester Archaeology Field School’s work on Smith’s Island where, investigations continue into the early inhabitation of this island in St George’s Harbour. Professor Jarvis, whose dig is sponsored by the Bermuda National Trust, will be speaking at 7pm on Thursday, July 20 at the St […]
  • Alana Anderson elected as President of the Bermuda National Trust
    The Bermuda National Trust is pleased to announce that it has a new President. Alana Anderson was elected President by the Council of the National Trust after its annual General Meeting and Awards Ceremony last Thursday, June 22nd. Mrs. Anderson has been a member of the Council since 2008 and has been Vice President since June, 2015. Currently […]
  • Bermuda National Trust Awards 2017
    On Thursday, June 22, we gathered at the BUEI to present the Trust Awards. These accolades recognise individuals, organisations, groups and schools who have worked for the benefit of Bermuda and its people, to preserve places of beauty or historical interest, buildings, artefacts, lands and animal and plant life, and to promote their appreciation. Congratulations to all our […]
  • Secret Garden Party at Waterville
  • Environmental Organisations Come Together to Pay Tribute to the Late Dr David Saul
    Environmental organisations have come together to pay tribute to the late Dr David Saul and to offer his family their heartfelt condolences. Dr Saul was a lifelong supporter of the Bermuda Audubon Society and the Bermuda National Trust and was instrumental in bringing those two organisations together to form the hugely successful Buy Back Bermuda joint venture. The […]
  • Young Creatives of Bermuda Honoured at Earth Day Video Film Festival
    The Earth Day Student Video Competition 2017, sponsored by Marshall, Diel & Myers, engaged 75 students who submitted a total of 24 videos. 1st prize in the Primary School category went to Bermuda High School students, Lily Jones & Ella Younie, for their video titled ‘Wave Goodbye to Pollution’. Yvé Smith, Kaylah Stamper & Layla Williams of Bermuda […]
  • Trust Regrets Passing of Anna Phillips
    We deeply regret that we have been informed that Anna Phillips, who worked for the National Trust for more than 20 years and was, with her husband Fred, a lifelong supporter of the Trust, has died. Anna came to work for the National Trust in the early 1970s and was the assistant to William S Zuill as Director […]
  • Palm Sunday Walk 2017
    Photos from bernews.com More than 2,000 people turned out yesterday to participate in the Bermuda National Trust Palm Sunday Walk through Paget and Warwick. Walkers were able to explore areas of the parishes that are usually closed to the public as part of the annual five-mile walk. This year’s event, which was sponsored by Sompo International, began and […]
  • Bermuda National Trust Children’s Nature Walk 2017
    More than 285 children, teachers, camp leaders and parents had a whale of a time when they flocked to Spittal Pond to learn about Bermuda’s environment and history through the Bermuda National Trust’s annual Children’s Nature Walk.  Many of the schoolchildren had the added experience of seeing – often for the first time in their lives – humpback […]
  • Gladys Morrell table bought by Bermuda 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 tomorrow (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 […]
  • The BNT Launches Earth Day Student Video Contest
    The Bermuda National Trust looks forward to celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd with a new collection of videos about Bermuda’s precious environment made by Bermuda’s own students. Inspired by the Bermuda National Trust challenge,  students will have brainstormed, researched, interviewed, filmed and presented their  views on the environmental impact of our actions and  will have put forward recommendations […]
  • Celebrating the Life of Trust Supporter Andrew Trimingham
    The Bermuda National Trust offers its condolences to the family and friends of Andrew Trimingham, who passed away in Devon, England on Friday at the age of 82. Andrew Trimingham was a great supporter and powerful advocate for the National Trust from the time of his return to Bermuda in the 1970s until his death. He was a […]
  • Protecting the Bermuda Skink
    December 6, 2016 – The Bermuda Audubon Society and the Bermuda National Trust have condemned the recent practice of prising rocks from the natural formations and piling them into rock-life formations. The practice, which has occurred on several occasions in Spittal Pond, is disturbing some of the few remaining habitats for the Bermuda Skink, which is considered to […]
  • William Sears Zuill M.B.E. Director Emeritus of the Bermuda National Trust
    William Sears Zuill M.B.E. Director Emeritus of the Bermuda National Trust Director 1972 to 1990 The Bermuda National Trust laments the passing of William Sears Zuill MBE. William Zuill was the first Director and first full time employee of the Bermuda National Trust, and served in this capacity for 18 years until his retirement in December 1990. As […]
  • Bermuda National Trust response to the Throne Speech
    The Bermuda National Trust welcomed the fact that Bermuda’s environment and heritage received attention in the Government’s Throne Speech on the 7th of November. The Trust noted with interest plans to facilitate the growth of “the beach economy”. “We hope that environmental advocates will be involved in consultations to ensure that maintaining Bermuda’s reputation for having pristine beaches […]
  • Bermuda National Trust Welcomes Bermuda Olympic Association Monument Decision
    September 29, 2016 – The Bermuda National Trust today commended The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) on its decision to drop plans to install the Olympic Wall on the grounds of City Hall on a temporary basis and instead to place it in its permanent location at the National Sports Centre immediately. The Trust had concerns about the placement […]
  • 2016 Bermuda National Trust Awards
    We celebrated the incredible work of a number of individuals and organisations at our Annual Awards ceremony held at Elbow Beach Hotel on the 23rd of June, 2016. The packed hall saw certificates and trophies presented by his Excellency the Governor George Fergusson, Minister of Environment Cole Simons and Leah Scott, representing the Ministry of Education. The Trust […]
  • Buy Back Bermuda Round 2
    Three years have gone by since we launched our first campaign, and we feel that we have enough energy and sufficient public support to save more green space from development. The Bermuda National Trust and The Bermuda Audubon Society invite you to help purchase and safeguard precious open space. Our target this time is $2.5 million and we […]
  • End To End Catlin Grant 2008
    Click here for an aerial view of the current site and proposed trail.
  • Bermuda Slave Registers from 1821 and 1834
    The Ombudsman for Bermuda, Arlene Brock, has made available two extensive databases made from the 1821 and 1834 Slave Registers which are held in the Bermuda Archives. The original hand-written Registers were created to facilitate compensation for slave-owners when the slaves would be emancipated. They provide a unique record and valuable research tool for many people who are […]
  • International Conference of National Trusts 2019
    Arms Wide Open: Strategies for Engaging with Diverse Communities Local residents encouraged to register for international conservation conference February 19, 2019 – A major international conference taking place in Bermuda next month will feature Bermudians among its speakers and panelists. The Island was chosen as the conference venue as the result of a successful bid by the Bermuda National […]