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;e resident population of Bermuda increased by 6,589 between
1939 and 1950, according to ;gures
released last month by committee
responsible for the census taken on
October 22, 1950. On that date
the resident population was 37,403
compared to the 1939 ;gure of
ST GEORGE’S LIBRARY
Late in August, His Excellency
the Governor o;cially opened the
St. George’s Library in an old Ber-
mudian cottage once owned by one
captain Tew, a pardoned ex-pirate,
native of Rhode Island, who settled
in St. George’s in 1695. ;e cottage
was provided by the Bermuda His-
torical Monuments Trust.
In the ;rst eight months of 1951
more visitors came to Bermuda than
in the entire 12 months of last year.
By the end of August total arrivals
here reached 73,124 or 1,864 more
than in all of 1950. Of this ;gure,
45,594 came by air, 19,966 by regular line steamers and 7,564 by cruise
ships. Peak month was July with
Top: Cover photo by editor
R.J. Williams. Boy and his
dog, and an ill timed kiss.
Above: Busy Day in Hamilton
Harbour. Right: Elbow Beach
The Bermudian’s October 1951 edition