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NEWSLETTER October 2008

Next Meeting – Our October meeting is scheduled for October 30th, 2008, at 6:00 pm:

"Peanuts" Taylor :
"Personal Recollections of the Nightlife ‘Over-the-Hill’ in Days Gone By"

The Bahamas Historical Society is very proud to host this special evening with a true true legend of Bahamian entertainment.
P.S.: Did you know that in 1964, Peanuts starred on the U.S. American TV show I’ve Got A Secret?

Museum of the Bahamas Historical Society – Shirley Street & Elizabeth Avenue
Thursday, October 30th, 2008, 6:00 pm – This presentation is free of charge.

click for larger imageLast Meeting – The Bahamas Historical Society would like to thank Mr. Doug Shephard of the Lighthouse Museum for having us over last month. Members and guests alike enjoyed the visit to this museum, outside of the busy hours of a downtown day, and listened with great interest to the history of our lighthouses and the preservation work of the Lighthouse Society. Thank you also to Ms. Andrea Major of the AMMC for this photograph of the evening.

Did you recognise it? – In last month’s newsletter, we showed you this photograph of a Nassau street corner. For those who did not recognise it: it was the corner of Dowdeswell Street and Christie Street. Judging by the feedback we got for this photo, I am guess we hit a nerve. A big “thank you” to June Maura, who provided us with the following information on the missing building:
     Until some time in August, there used to be a very pretty Bahamian-style house there; sadly the owners let it fall apart.
     The house used to be the home of the Smith Family. Jack Smith served as Chief Clerk of the House of Assembly for many years; his wife inherited the house and sold it. There were at least four sisters, but they are all deceased.
     You may recall the small shop on the south-west corner of Bay and Christie Streets - now painted grey. That used to be Smith's Meat Market.

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