From Our Archives—Winter 1964
A look back at The Bermudian 50 years ago
ANNIVERSARIES • REMEMBRANCE
Citrus, Bees & Poultry
The exhibition sheds at the Botanical Gardens were filled
to capacity with this year’s exhibits of poultry, honey and
fruits. In fact, in the poultry section many exhibits intended
for the show had to be turned away as the number of coops
built were insufficient. In the poultry section there were 371
exhibits of chickens, 27 of ducks and 23 of rabbits with a
total of 52 exhibitors showing 155 different breeds.
His Excellency The Governor, Lord Martonmere, P.C.,
opened the exhibition accompanied by Lady Martonmere.
His Excellency, on examining some of the grapefruit suggested that a sample should be sent to Texas to show them
there that big things come out of Bermuda too.
The people of Bermuda paid their last respects to the Rt.
Hon. Sir Winston Churchill at an interdenominational service
at the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity, conducted by the Bishop
of Bermuda, the Rt. Rev. John Armstrong. The congregation
was led by His Excellency The Governor, Lord Martonmere,
P.C., and Lady Martonmere, and was composed of members
of the Executive and Legislative Councils, the House of
Assembly, Government Boards; the Consul General of the
United States; members of
the local and armed forces;
the Canadian and U.S. armed
forces stationed in Bermuda;
the various war veterans
associations and the Mayors
and Corporations of Hamilton
and St. George’s.
New Air Service
The Australian airline, Qantas, inaugurated its new
passenger service from Sydney, Australia, to London via
Bermuda last Nov. 27. The regular weekly service (Boeing
707 aircraft) will operate as follows: arriving here on Fridays
at 11p.m. and departing for London at 11. 59 p.m., arriving here
on Saturdays from London at 5. 35 p.m., and departing for
Sydney at 6. 20 p.m. Among passengers on the first inaugural
flight were Capt. B. Ritchie, deputy general manager of
Qantas, and Mrs Ritchie; and Sir Charles Moses, general
manager of the Australian Broadcasting Company, and Lady
Moses. Also on board were 23 travel agents who stopped off
here and caught the Qantas plane on its return flight.
The 4th International Invitation Sunfish Regatta, which
included the first ever team-racing series for the North
Atlantic Championship, was concluded after four days of
varying weather that climbed the ladder of the Beaufort
Scale and gave the 80-odd competitors a test of Bermuda’s
exceptional sailing conditions.
For the newest event in Sunfish racing—team contests—a
special, just-made trophy was presented. It was constructed
by the regatta’s Sunfish champion Nicky Lewin, who named
in the “Chock Full O’ Nuts Trophy,” predicated on the
reasoning that yachtsmen sailing Sunfish in Force 8 weather
conditions must be slightly addled, and as the Sunfish sailors
of Bermuda find Force 8 winds to their liking, it follows that
the entire regatta must be chock full of nuts.
Lt. Col. John Glenn, U.S.M.C. first U.S. astronaut, and M.
Paul-Henri Spaak, Belgian Foreign Minister, at Pink Beach
Colony. They were here to attend the annual conference
of the editorial board of the Year Book of the “World Book
Mr. Peter Smith, president of the Citrus Growers
Association, presenting a basket of fruit and
eggs to H. E. the Governor, Lord Martonmere.