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As if being a beautiful sub-tropical island paradise is not enough, St Helena has many interesting aspects.

Some of them are mentioned here. If there is something about St Helena that we have not covered please contact us and we’ll try to add it in.

Please note that our Community Pages are not included in the index below.

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Information Index • Start here… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Information Index

Start here…

Pictures • A picture paints a thousand words Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Pictures

A picture paints a thousand words

Community Pages • It’s what’s happening… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Community Pages

It’s what’s happening…

Subject Index • These are the pages you are searching for Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Subject Index

These are the pages you are searching for

Picture Gallery • Thumbnails that can be expanded to full size images Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Picture Gallery

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Historic Picture Gallery

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Slide Show

Automated picture show in random sequence

Historic Images Slide Show • Automated historic image show in random sequence Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Historic Images Slide Show

Automated historic image show in random sequence

Today’s Images • Look at what we feature Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Today’s Images

Look at what we feature

Image Search • Find images on our site Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Image Search

Find images on our site

About This Site • Some things that will help you use Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

About This Site

Some things that will help you use Saint Helena Island Info

Alarm Forest • The place to live Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Alarm Forest

The place to live

Astronomy • Dark skies, warm nights Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Astronomy

Dark skies, warm nights

Betsy Balcombe • Napoleon’s Friend Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Betsy Balcombe

Napoleon’s Friend

Blogs • Writing about St Helena Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Blogs

Writing about St Helena

Blue Hill • Not many have been there Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Blue Hill

Not many have been there

Boer Prisoners (1900-1902) • Home-from-home? Not really… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Boer Prisoners (1900-1902)

Home-from-home? Not really…

Bridge Memorial Clock • Tick Tock Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Bridge Memorial Clock

Tick Tock

The Briars Pavilion • Napoleon’s Other House Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Briars Pavilion

Napoleon’s Other House

A Brief History • How we got to here Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

A Brief History

How we got to here

Building St Helena Airport • Built and operating Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Building St Helena Airport

Built and operating

Carnival • Fun in the sun Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Carnival

Fun in the sun

Castle Gardens • Sit and watch the world go by Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Castle Gardens

Sit and watch the world go by

Characters of St Helena • Eccentric? Colourful? Mad? Criminal? You decide… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Characters of St Helena

Eccentric? Colourful? Mad? Criminal? You decide…

Christmas Celebrations • A great time to be here Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Christmas Celebrations

A great time to be here

Chronology • Search our events database Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Chronology

Search our events database

Churches of St Helena • And other religious buildings Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Churches of St Helena

And other religious buildings

Cinema • Let’s go to a movie Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Cinema

Let’s go to a movie

Classic Cars • Travel back in time Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Classic Cars

Travel back in time

St Helena Coffee • ‘The only good thing about St Helena is the coffee’ - Napoleon Bonaparte Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

St Helena Coffee

‘The only good thing about St Helena is the coffee’ - Napoleon Bonaparte

Notes and Coins of St Helena • Money, Money, Money Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Notes and Coins of St Helena

Money, Money, Money

Communications • Getting the message Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Communications

Getting the message

Comparative History • Here and there Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Comparative History

Here and there

Our Constitution • Our supreme legislative document Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Our Constitution

Our supreme legislative document

Country Music • Keepin’ it country… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Country Music

Keepin’ it country…

Cruise Ship Days • An unusual hive of activity Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Cruise Ship Days

An unusual hive of activity

Dark Tourism • Visiting the darker parts of our history. Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Dark Tourism

Visiting the darker parts of our history.

Deliberately Sunken Ships • Sent to the bottom Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Deliberately Sunken Ships

Sent to the bottom

Diana’s Peak • Our highest point Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Diana’s Peak

Our highest point

Diplomatic Wireless Station • Or was it spying? Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Diplomatic Wireless Station

Or was it spying?

Discovery of St Helena • It’s not that simple Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Discovery of St Helena

It’s not that simple

Diving • For old wrecks... and anyone else. Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Diving

For old wrecks . . . and anyone else.

Duke of Edinburgh Playground • For Kids; For Everyone Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Duke of Edinburgh Playground

For Kids; For Everyone

Dolphin watching •... and other marine activities Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Dolphin watching

. . . and other marine activities

Donkeys • Formerly the backbone of St Helena transport Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Donkeys

Formerly the backbone of St Helena transport

Do they mean us? • Some poorly researched pieces to amuse Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Do they mean us?

Some poorly researched pieces to amuse

Driving in St Helena • Keep left…almost always Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Driving in St Helena

Keep left…almost always

Easter Activities • Fishing and camping Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Easter Activities

Fishing and camping

The East India Company • John, to it’s friends Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The East India Company

John, to it’s friends

Endemic Species • They only live here Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Endemic Species

They only live here

Exiles • Not all our visitors wanted to be here! Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Exiles

Not all our visitors wanted to be here!

Family And Friends • How to find people on St Helena Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Family And Friends

How to find people on St Helena

Famous Visitors • Let’s drop a few names Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Famous Visitors

Let’s drop a few names

Fishcakes, and other food • A taste of St Helena Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Fishcakes, and other food

A taste of St Helena

Fishing • Hook, line and sinker Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Fishing

Hook, line and sinker

Fish Processing • Exploiting our only natural resource Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Fish Processing

Exploiting our only natural resource

Our Flag • You may want to salute Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Our Flag

You may want to salute

The Flax Industry • Economic lifeline or ecological disaster? Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Flax Industry

Economic lifeline or ecological disaster?

Fly here • The fastest way to get here Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Fly here

The fastest way to get here

Fly Yourself Here • Open for visitors Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Fly Yourself Here

Open for visitors

Forts and Batteries • Defensive military installations Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Forts and Batteries

Defensive military installations

The Missing Fountain Mystery • Where did it go? Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Missing Fountain Mystery

Where did it go?

The Friendly Societies • Lending a hand Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Friendly Societies

Lending a hand

Geology of St Helena • Upon this rock… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Geology of St Helena

Upon this rock…

Getting Here • How to travel to St Helena Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Getting Here

How to travel to St Helena

Ghost Stories of St Helena • Don’t look round, but… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Ghost Stories of St Helena

Don’t look round, but…

Government • For the people, by the people? Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Government

For the people, by the people?

The Governor of St Helena • The one at the top Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Governor of St Helena

The one at the top

The Governor’s Cup • Racing to St Helena Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Governor’s Cup

Racing to St Helena

The Governor’s Hat • If you want to get ahead… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Governor’s Hat

If you want to get ahead…

‘Gravity Rush’ • It’s all downhill from here Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

‘Gravity Rush’

It’s all downhill from here

The Great Wood Wall • Too little, too late Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Great Wood Wall

Too little, too late

Guns • Old and older Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Guns

Old and older

Half Tree Hollow • Home on the hill Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Half Tree Hollow

Home on the hill

Amateur (‘Ham’) Radio • CQ, CQ, CQ Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Amateur (‘Ham’) Radio

CQ, CQ, CQ

The Heart Shaped Waterfall • For lovers everywhere Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Heart Shaped Waterfall

For lovers everywhere

The Historic Environment Record • A catalogue… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Historic Environment Record

A catalogue…

High Knoll Fort • Important, in the past and today Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

High Knoll Fort

Important, in the past and today

Historians of St Helena • Recording our past Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Historians of St Helena

Recording our past

Historic Buildings • A standing reminder Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Historic Buildings

A standing reminder

Historic Buildings In Brief - Jamestown • A sample Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Historic Buildings In Brief - Jamestown

A sample

Historic Buildings In Brief - Country • A sample Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Historic Buildings In Brief - Country

A sample

Holidays and other festivals • Time to celebrate Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Holidays and other festivals

Time to celebrate

Houses • A home on the range Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Houses

A home on the range

How Small Is St Helena? • Stand by to be surprised Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

How Small Is St Helena?

Stand by to be surprised

Important People • They made their mark Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Important People

They made their mark

Industries • It’s the economy, stupid Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Industries

It’s the economy, stupid

In This Week • This Week, in history Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

In This Week

This Week, in history

Invasion! • The only time St Helena has been captured Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Invasion!

The only time St Helena has been captured

Jacob’s Ladder • Stairway to heaven? Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Jacob’s Ladder

Stairway to heaven?

Jamestown • Where it all happens Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Jamestown

Where it all happens

Jobs on St Helena • You want to work here? Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Jobs on St Helena

You want to work here?

Jonathan the tortoise • The world’s oldest land resident? Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Jonathan the tortoise

The world’s oldest land resident?

Lace Making • Over 100 years of history Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Lace Making

Over 100 years of history

The Leisure Park • Eat, drink and be merry Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Leisure Park

Eat, drink and be merry

Lemon Valley • Everything but the lemons Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Lemon Valley

Everything but the lemons

Levelwood • Quiet and rural Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Levelwood

Quiet and rural

Could you live here? • Some of what you need to consider Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Could you live here?

Some of what you need to consider

‘Local’? • Isn’t that everything? Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

‘Local’?

Isn’t that everything?

Longwood • More than just Napoleon… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Longwood

More than just Napoleon…

Longwood House • Napoleon’s residence Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Longwood House

Napoleon’s residence

Lost and almost-lost Buildings • ‘In need of some work…’ Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Lost and almost-lost Buildings

‘In need of some work…’

Lost Ships • Our seabed is littered with wrecks Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Lost Ships

Our seabed is littered with wrecks

Maldivia Gardens • Fruit, flowers and much more…formerly Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Maldivia Gardens

Fruit, flowers and much more…formerly

Maps of St Helena • Finding your way around Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Maps of St Helena

Finding your way around

Memories of St Helena • ‘Well, back in the day…’ Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Memories of St Helena

‘Well, back in the day…’

The Millennium Forest • Haven’t you grown… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Millennium Forest

Haven’t you grown…

The Mule Yard • No longer a place for donkeys Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Mule Yard

No longer a place for donkeys

Myths Debunked! • Everybody knows that… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Myths Debunked!

Everybody knows that…

Our island’s name • What, exactly, is it? Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Our island’s name

What, exactly, is it?

Napoleon Bonaparte • His imprisonment, his death, and some things you maybe don’t know about him Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Napoleon Bonaparte

His imprisonment, his death, and some things you maybe don’t know about him

Napoleonic Bicentenary • A reason to celebrate… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Napoleonic Bicentenary

A reason to celebrate…

Napoleon’s Tomb • But not his final resting place Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Napoleon’s Tomb

But not his final resting place

National Flower • Unique to St Helena Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

National Flower

Unique to St Helena

Our national song, ‘My St Helena Island’ • Unofficially, at least Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Our national song, ‘My St Helena Island’

Unofficially, at least

National Symbols • Official and otherwise Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

National Symbols

Official and otherwise

Our Newspapers • All the week’s news and views Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Our Newspapers

All the week’s news and views

Nicknames • Who on earth is ‘Gavin Ellick’? Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Nicknames

Who on earth is ‘Gavin Ellick’?

Observatories • Monitoring and measuring Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Observatories

Monitoring and measuring

On This Day • Today, in history Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

On This Day

Today, in history

Other Military Sites • …and related places Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Other Military Sites

…and related places

Pantomime • Oh, yes it is…! Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Pantomime

Oh, yes it is…!

Photography • Leave only footprints; take only photographs Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Photography

Leave only footprints; take only photographs

Place Names • Some we can explain; some we can’t Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Place Names

Some we can explain; some we can’t

Plantation House • The Governor’s Residence Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Plantation House

The Governor’s Residence

Postage Stamps • Write me a letter …write it today Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Postage Stamps

Write me a letter …write it today

Postcards of St Helena • Old…and older Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Postcards of St Helena

Old…and older

Quincentenary of St Helena • ‘Looking Up - Looking Forward’ Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Quincentenary of St Helena

‘Looking Up - Looking Forward’

Radio on St Helena • A surprisingly large number of stations Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Radio on St Helena

A surprisingly large number of stations

Radio St Helena • The voice of the island for 45 years Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Radio St Helena

The voice of the island for 45 years

Our (Other) Railway • Useful; not quite as famous Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Our (Other) Railway

Useful; not quite as famous

Reading Sports • Home from home Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Reading Sports

Home from home

The St Helena Regiment • ‘The Old Saints’ Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The St Helena Regiment

‘The Old Saints’

Renewable Energy • Being a ‘green’ island Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Renewable Energy

Being a ‘green’ island

RMS St Helena • The last ocean-going Royal Mail Ship Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

RMS St Helena

The last ocean-going Royal Mail Ship

Roads • Take me home… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Roads

Take me home…

Rollers • Rough Seas Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Rollers

Rough Seas

The Run • Think of it as a long, thin park Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Run

Think of it as a long, thin park

Rupert’s • So near, and yet so far Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Rupert’s

So near, and yet so far

S.A.M.S. Radio 1 • News, features and entertainment Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

S.A.M.S. Radio 1

News, features and entertainment

S.A.M.S. Radio 2 • The BBC World Service on FM Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

S.A.M.S. Radio 2

The BBC World Service on FM

S.A.M.S. Pure Gold • Continuous music Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

S.A.M.S. Pure Gold

Continuous music

Saint FM Community Radio • News, features and entertainment Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Saint FM Community Radio

News, features and entertainment

Saint FM (2004-2012) • The original heartbeat of St Helena Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Saint FM (2004-2012)

The original heartbeat of St Helena

Saint Helena • She gave our island her name Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Saint Helena

She gave our island her name

Saints • Maybe it’s a state of mind? Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Saints

Maybe it’s a state of mind?

Sandy Bay • Let’s go to the beach! Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Sandy Bay

Let’s go to the beach!

Saved Buildings • Almost lost; now restored Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Saved Buildings

Almost lost; now restored

‘Seabirds’ • Fairy Terns… and others Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

‘Seabirds’

Fairy Terns… and others

The Seven Wonders of St Helena • Or maybe there are eight… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Seven Wonders of St Helena

Or maybe there are eight…

Our Sister Islands • Part of our Territory Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Our Sister Islands

Part of our Territory

Slaves and slavery • Part of what makes us what we are Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Slaves and slavery

Part of what makes us what we are

Exploring Space • To the stars and beyond Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Exploring Space

To the stars and beyond

Speak Saint • Understand what Saints are saying Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Speak Saint

Understand what Saints are saying

Sport in St Helena • Playing the game Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Sport in St Helena

Playing the game

St Helena’s Day • Celebrating our island’s discovery Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

St Helena’s Day

Celebrating our island’s discovery

St Paul’s • The Heartland of St Helena Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

St Paul’s

The Heartland of St Helena

Origins of island surnames • How islanders got their family names Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Origins of island surnames

How islanders got their family names

Go Swimming! • People have been doing it since the Stone Age Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Go Swimming!

People have been doing it since the Stone Age

Theatres • All the world’s a stage Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Theatres

All the world’s a stage

Time • Everything on St Helena starts 20 minutes late Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Time

Everything on St Helena starts 20 minutes late

Titbits from the records • To amuse and inform Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Titbits from the records

To amuse and inform

Two St Helenas? • Our mythical sister island Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Two St Helenas?

Our mythical sister island

Visitor Information • Come and discover our island Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Visitor Information

Come and discover our island

Walking St Helena • Well off the beaten track Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Walking St Helena

Well off the beaten track

Weather and climate • Be prepared! Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Weather and climate

Be prepared!

Get Married Here • …a memorable place Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Get Married Here

…a memorable place

Whaling • ‘Thar she blows!’ Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Whaling

‘Thar she blows!’

Shopping: What to buy • A bit of St Helena to take home Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Shopping: What to buy

A bit of St Helena to take home

What To Do • The essentials! Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

What To Do

The essentials!

Where is St Helena? • How to find St Helena on a map Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Where is St Helena?

How to find St Helena on a map

White Ants • A pest by any other name… Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

White Ants

A pest by any other name…

The Wirebird • Bird on a wire? Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

The Wirebird

Bird on a wire?

Yachting • A convenient stopover in the South Atlantic Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Yachting

A convenient stopover in the South Atlantic

Zzyzx • Anything that didn’t fit in elsewhere Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Zzyzx

Anything that didn’t fit in elsewhere

Read articles about St Helena • Articles related to the Island of St Helena Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail

Read articles about St Helena

Articles related to the Island of St Helena

 

Large island aerial view, from the North Saint Helena Island Info Island Detail
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This is a student’s drawing from 2003, on the theme ‘The Future of St Helena’


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