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History on the doorsteps with Town Crier tours

Town Crier Ed Christopher pauses during the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle kick-off at Hamilton City Hall (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Hamilton’s town crier will conduct free walking tours of the city to provide historic insights into the island’s past.

Ed Christopher, who has held the position for 25 years, will host the walkabouts every morning over the summer.

Sideya Dill, the Corporation of Hamilton’s marketing coordinator, said: “This tour is a perfect way for both tourists and residents to discover the vibrant streets and stories of the City of Hamilton.

“From the juicy gossip of old Bermuda, to the uncomfortable truths of our past, Ed has all the stories.”

The tours will take less than two hours and will take guests through the streets of Hamilton past cultural and historic landmarks such as Nellie’s Walk and Doctor’s Row.

Mr Christopher’s extensive knowledge is based on years of research and oral histories passed down through the generations.

Ms Dill told the public: “Come join us for your next team-building event, a fun family day out or for an independent endeavour to trail the sacrifices of our forefathers.

“Challenge what you think you know, get a new perspective, or just enjoy a fun day out.

“We encourage everyone to come and discover Hamilton’s fascinating history and immerse themselves in this rich heritage experience.”

The Discover Hamilton tours, which start this month, will leave from City Hall at 10.30am from Mondays to Fridays.

Water is provided and gratuities are accepted. All Town Crier walking tours are wheelchair accessible.

Mr Christopher offers other City tours which are all available upon request and include the North Hamilton bar hopping tour

Bars to be visited include Spinning Wheel, Legends Sports Bar and people must be aged over 18 to take part.

Mr Christopher also provides private, customised tours and is available to visit schools.

Walk-ins for the Discover Hamilton tours will be accepted, but reservations can be made at www.cityofhamilton.bm.

To book the other tours, e-mail towncrier@cityhall.bm.

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Published May 20, 2021 at 7:40 am (Updated May 20, 2021 at 7:40 am)

History on the doorsteps with Town Crier tours

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