“A colony was as near being dead as a living body may be” but then came liquor 1920

Historically speaking, there is one inescapable fact, the Bahamas, has profited immensely from various forms of smuggling. From pirates in ...
Read More

Armbrister Shoes, Bay Street, Nassau 1908

In 1908, shops on Bay Street, had the monopoly on retail fashion. That's where you went to buy everything from ...
Read More

Tradition of the Curfew Nassau 1888

The curfew bell was a long held English tradition. During the Medieval Period, the curfew bell was rung as a ...
Read More

Married by 13. A toothless hag by 35. Hope Town, Abaco women 1890

Disclaimer: We didn't write this. They did. So the ladies of Abaco need not write to us in protest. Who ...
Read More

A Problem with History – What are we really celebrating at John Canoe?

In the Bahamas, at some point in its not too distant past, the native fete of John Canoe, the dance ...
Read More

Christmas in Nassau 1884

Christmas in New Providence, in the bygone era of 1884, was different in some ways and similar in many ways, ...
Read More

Conchological Society of New Providence

Oddly enough, the Conchological Society of New Providence founded around 1939, was an offshoot of the oldest of such societies ...
Read More

Holy Ghost visits San Salvador 1885

In January 1886, a most extraordinary story appeared in the London Times. A parish Rector wrote about a strange occurrence ...
Read More

Finding love at the Dance Assemblies Nassau 1797

Where were respectable, genteel single men, of Bahamian high society supposed to find social amusements, as well as, be able ...
Read More

“Wampus” Bahamian shoes made from car tyres 1942

The 1940's was a desperate time, in terms of economics, for the Bahamas. Times were at their worst during the ...
Read More