Barrier-breaking pilot remembered in St George’s

News  |  April 15, 2024

A memorial service to honour former slave and ship’s pilot James “Jemmy” Darrell was held in St George’s yesterday. Mario Thompson, Bermuda’s Pilot Warden, told attendees at St Peter’s Church that Mr Darrell should be named a national hero for his historical significance to the island. “There was a petition eight or nine years ago to recognise Jemmy Darrell as a national h... Read more

Jemmy Darrell’s achievements praised at church service

News  |  April 24, 2023

The life and achievements of one of Bermuda’s most celebrated figures were recognised at a service of remembrance in the Town of St George on Saturday. Pilot Warden Mario Thompson lays a wreath. Descendants of James Darrell gathered at St Peter’s churchyard to honour a sailor and pilot whose navigational skills and seamanship won the the plaudits of the Royal Navy — and his own freedo... Read more