Royal Gazette: Book on Bermuda Architectural Heritage Recognized by BNT

Royal Gazette: Book on Bermuda Architectural Heritage Recognized by BNT

The team behind a series of books detailing Bermuda’s architectural heritage parish-by-parish have been recognised by the Bermuda National Trust for their decades of work.

At the BNT’s annual heritage awards held at the Verdmont Museum last Thursday, the Architectural Heritage book team were presented with the trust’s highest honour, the Palmetto Award.

A trust spokeswoman said over the past 30 years the team had spent thousands of hours researching to create the ten-book series, which covers all nine parishes and the City of Hamilton.

“The Silver Palmetto award was received by Margaret Lloyd, supported by many of those who have worked on the series over the years,” the spokeswoman said.

The award was one of several handed out at the event, sponsored by Butterfield & Vallis, intended to recognise individuals and groups for their work to protect and promote Bermuda’s natural and cultural heritage.

The Michael Darling Shield Award for Heritage Education was presented to the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute for its Youth Climate Summit, while Heritage Education certificates were handed to the Whitney Institute, the Sandys Guides and Brownies and Warwick Academy.

The Bermudiana trophy, the top natural heritage award, went to Robert Steinhoff for his support of several nature reserves, including the Gilbert Nature Reserve, Morgan’s Island and Palm Island.

“His hard work and commitment is helping to transform these nature reserves into native and endemic strongholds,” the spokeswoman said.

The St George’s Foundation was recognised for its work restoring several East End forts with the Cultural Heritage Impact Award, while Cultural Heritage certificates were presented to Dale Butler, Cheryl Hayward-Chew, the Friends of St Peter’s Church, the National Museum of Bermuda and Otto Trott.

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June 21, 2023 News