In western Sandys parish is a private park, a beautiful property administered by the Heydon Trust. This 43 acres of lush gardens is one of the largest parks in Bermuda and also has 10 old buildings in it. There is also a chapel called Heydon Chapel, the smallest church in Bermuda, built in the early 1600s. This property was donated by Mr. & Mrs. Bernard Matthews, members of the Church of England. The gardener is the only person who draws pay from the trustees, everyone else working or contributing to the maintenance of this park doing it by voluntary services. The name of the Park came from Jeremy Heydon, an investor in the Bermuda Company that used to run the governance of Bermuda in the early 17th century.
About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series St. Peter’s Church 400th Anniversary (1612-2012), issued on October 18, 2012. The second stamp is part of the series Bays and Inlets, about which I wrote here.
Heydon Trust Bermuda Park and Chapel - Bermuda-Attractions.com
Sent from Southampton (Bermuda), on 26.04.2014
Photo: Roland Skinner