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Eccles (from The Goon Show), in response to the question “What are you doing down here?

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About This Site

Some things that will help you use Saint Helena Island Info

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What is this site for? • How to use Saint Helena Island Info • Javascript • Page Structure • Adverts • St Helena History • Material we have used • Site History and Updates • Who is ‘we’? • If you have a question • Beware of impostors! • Technical Information • Standards Conformance • Encoding • Usability • Testing • Site Index • Error Page • Work In Progress • Site Maintenance

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Alarm Forest

The place to live

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About Alarm Forest • The Briars • The future • Read More • Article: “ Eating Local ”

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Amateur (‘Ham’) Radio

CQ, CQ, CQ

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History • The radio scene today • World War 2 • Read More • Article: “ Stardate 050306…is there anybody up there? ”

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Astronomy

Dark skies, warm nights

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The issue: light pollution • No light pollution here! • Walking in the footsteps… • Read More • Article: “ Saint Helena Dark Sky Island ” • Saint Helena’s Astronomy Heritage • The Dark Sky Survey • Dark Sky Tourism

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Blogs

Writing about St Helena

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“Visitor” Blogs • Two Years in the Atlantic • 6 Months A Saint • Voyaging Victoria • As far as you can go… • Notes from a (very) small island • St Helena Island South Atlantic Adventure • The Banzai Chicken Blog • The 5 Gigabyte Diet • Three months on St Helena • Gillian Scott Moore St Helena • Little eyes on an island • Rambling Wombat visits St Helena • History Blogs • Reflections on a journey to St Helena • Saint Helena 15.55 South 5.43 West • Other Blogs • St Helena Wirebird • Much Older St Helena Stuff • St Helena Online

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Blue Hill

Not many have been there

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What happens in Blue Hill? • History • Wirebirds • The Future • Blue Hill in pictures

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Blue Magic (band)

Rock, Blues, Reggae

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About Blue Magic • Read More • Article: “ Blue Magic Upload Music Video to YouTube ”

Community Pages 

Boer Prisoners (1900-1902)

Home-from-home - almost

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In advance • Arrival • Activities • Boer Cemetary • Escapees • Departure (for most) • Read More • Article: “ The Last Boer Prisoner ” • Article: “ Were there black prisoners in the Boer camps of St Helena? ”

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The Briars Pavilion

Napoleon’s Other House

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Napoleon, and before • Later History • Today

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Bridge Memorial Clock

Tick Tock

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About the ‘Bridge Clock’ • ‘Standing Tall’ • Read More • Article: “ Please, Please, Give Me A Lick of Paint ”

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A Brief History

How we got to here

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Discovery • Early years • The English take over • The Dutch Invasion • The East India Company…again • Napoleon Bonaparte…and after • Crown Colony • 20th Century • 21st Century • ‘What the Saints did next…’ • Read More • Sources • Important Visitors • Visit Our Museum • Article: “ For the Love of History - Local lady historian, Barbara George ”

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Bring back Aishah and Faris

They have a right to see their mother

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What happened • What can I do?

Community Pages 

Building St Helena Airport

Built and operating

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A long time coming… • Investigations, but no plan • SHELCO • The 2005 announcement • The ‘Pause’ • 2011: Airport to be built on St Helena • Airport to be built on St Helena • Building the Airport • Construction • The Final Blast • Airport Name and Logo • Test Flights • The First Plane • Second Test Flight & ASSI Certification • Final test flight • Opening “ indefinitely postponed ” • Wind Shear • Other Flights • A new hope? • ‘Category C’ • Photographs • Not without incident… • Official Communications • Press Release, 10th June 2016 • Press Release, 28th July 2016 • Press Release, 24th October 2016 • St Helena Airport Game • How will St Helena change? • The official answer • An unofficial view • Fears • The Future of the ‘Bradleys Camp’ • Read More • Official Access Website • Article: “ Building an airport for St Helena ”

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Carnival

Fun in the sun

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What happens for Carnival • Read More • Article: “ Carnival, just like being in Brazil ”

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Castle Gardens

Sit and watch the world go by

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Where is it and what’s there? • History • The Fountain • The Water Witch monument • ‘Ann’s Place’ • ‘No Loitering’ • Read More • Article: “ Working Together ”

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Characters of St Helena

Eccentric? Colourful? Mad? Criminal? You decide…

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Capt. Benjamin Boucher • Rev. Richard Boys • Louden’s Ben • Father Daine • James Francis Homagee • Auntie Lou • An Honourable Mention

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Christmas Celebrations

A great time to be here

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How we celebrate Christmas • Christmas Past • A snowman in St Helena? • Read More • Article: “ Christmas stories from St Helena ”

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Chronology

Search our events database

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Select by year range • Select by month and/or day • Select using key words

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Churches of St Helena

And other religious buildings

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St. James’, Jamestown • Tower / Spire / Neither / Spire • The original tower • The first spire • The current spire, erected September 2016 • Other views • All creatures, great and small • St. Paul’s Cathedral, St Paul’s • The Bell…and the ‘expert’s • St. Matthew’s, Hutt’s Gate • Other older churches • More modern churches • The Portuguese Chapel, Jamestown • Related buildings • Gravestones and memorial windows • Read More • Article: “ Entry on the World Monument Fund watch-list ”

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Cinema

Let’s go to a movie

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Early movie theatres • The ‘Talkies’ • Later Developments • Decline and closure

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Classic Cars

Travel back in time

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Why are there so many classic cars on St Helena? • Photographs of some cars • One you can definitely ride in • St Helena’s first car • How we scrap cars • Dreams… • And also… the ultimate classic ‘car’ • Some older cars

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St Helena Coffee

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

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The history of our coffee • St Helena coffee today • Read More • Article: “ WHAAAAaaaat? Writer’s accolade for St Helena coffee ” • Article: “ From Steel to Coffee - A Mid-Life Career Change ”

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Communications

Getting the message

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Post • Posting to St Helena • Delivery to/from St Helena • Posting from St Helena • St Helena internal post • Sea Freight • Telephones • Calling to St Helena • Calling from and within St Helena • Curious features of our telephone system • Telephone History • Radio Telephones • The Internet and Email • Accessing the Internet in St Helena • ‘Wi-Fi Hotspots’ • ‘State of the Island’ report, 2015 • History • Mobile (‘cell’) Phones • ‘Solar Interference’ • Sure South Atlantic Ltd. • Military Radio • The Eastern Telegraph Cable • Read More • Article: “ St Helena’s part in the ‘Victorian Internet’. ”

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The Community Development Organisation

Supporting the island’s community groups

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About The Community Development Organisation • Contacts:

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Community Pages

It’s what’s happening…

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Our Constitution

Our supreme legislative document

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What it is • Read More • Read it for yourself • Article: “ Press Release - New Constitution ”

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Contact Saint Helena Island Info

Ways to get in touch

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Communications Note • Visit us in person

 

Could you live here?

Some of what you need to consider

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Do you want… • Can you cope with… • The laid-back attitude • Shortages • Paperwork • Being disconnected • Teenager issues • Health • Things that don’t work • It may sound daft but… • And finally…feeling abandoned • How to live here • A job on St Helena • A home on the island • What to bring (and what to leave behind) • BRING • DON’T BRING • Thoughts on bringing a vehicle • Read More • Sources • Official • Other • Article: “ Shopping a daily puzzle on remote St Helena ” • Article: “ Moving from the UK to live on St Helena ”

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Country Music

Keepin’ it country…

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Country music and St Helena • Why? • Local Country • Take part! • Read More • Article: “ Saint Helena influences up and coming music stars ”

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Creative Saint Helena

Promoting, facilitating and mentoring St Helena’s creative, visual, musical and dramatic arts

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About Us • IN+VENTIVE • ‘Speaking Saint’ - the books • Contact

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Cruise Ship Days

An unusual hive of activity

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Tours • An interesting approach… • Cruise Ship Markets • Visitors’ Comments • Failure to land - what to do • Early cruise ship visitors • The very first cruise ship • The Viceroy of India • Read More • Article: “ The most surprising place we’ve been… ”

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Deliberately Sunken Ships

Sent to the bottom

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The Frontier, 1994 • The Bedgellett, 2001 • The Atlantic Rose, 2006 • The Portzic, 2008

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Diana’s Peak

Our highest point

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Not just one, but three… • The Diana’s Peak National Park • Walking Diana’s Peak • But who was Diana? • 7 Wonders of St Helena voting • Read More • Article: “ Mountains or Molehills over peaks controversy ”

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Diplomatic Wireless Station

Or was it spying?

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What we know • DWS St Helena • What we think we know • Pro Bono • Keeping in touch… • Read More • Article: “ First Posting, Forty Years On ” • The journey to our new home • Communication • Dancing and fishing

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Discovery of St Helena

It’s not that simple

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The official version • The feast day of Saint Helena • So where did the date of 21st May come from? • Maybe da Nova didn’t discover St Helena? • Maybe it was 18th August after all? • What about another date? • And the answer is… • Read More • Article: “ St Helena Day ”

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Diving

For old wrecks . . . and anyone else.

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Wrecks to explore • Dive facts • A selection of dive sites • Wrecks • SS Papanui • Bedgellett and Atlantic Rose • White Lion • Frontier • RFA Darkdale • Other • Buttermilk Point • Cavalley Point • Dockyard • Red Island • Thompson’s Valley Island • Artificial Reef • The St Helena Dive Club • The Law • Want to learn diving? • Read More • Article: “ Where the Saints go diving after work ” • A Seafaring History • Conserving for the Future • Warm Clear Water • Much More Than Just fish • NEED TO KNOW • Article: “ World’s Largest Fish and One Tiny Island: Studying Whale Sharks on St Helena Island ” • Article: “ A report by the RAF diving team, working on the White Lion in 1998 ”

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Do they mean us?

Some poorly researched pieces to amuse

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The Daily Mail • Shark Attack! • The ‘Rusty Lifeline’ • Interesting picture • Airport ‘scrapped’! • Serious misinformation! • ‘Facts’ from the CIA ‘World Factbook’ • Not here… • Daily Express: ‘Top 10 facts about St Helena’ • Daily Telegraph: “ Napoleon’s final resting place: in pictures ” • Daily Express: ‘Top 10 facts about St Helena’ • Not where it says

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Dolphin watching

. . . and other marine activities

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Watching dolphins • Vessels • Whales, whale sharks, etc… • Whales • Whale Sharks • And while you’re out there… • Read More • Article: “ Facts about Dolphins ” • How do dolphins communicate and do they have their own language? • How does dolphin sonar work? • What and how much do dolphins eat? • How old can dolphins get? • How deep can dolphins dive? • How fast can dolphins swim?

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Donkeys

Formerly the backbone of St Helena transport

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History • The Present Day • Donkey Facts • Meet a donkey! • A New Beginning? • ‘You have donkeys; why not horses?’ • Read More • Article: “ St Helena through the eyes of…a Donkey Home ”

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Downloads

An index to referenced documents

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Icon Index • Docs 1 • 1884 map of St Helena • Docs 2 • 2016 Tourism brochure: Activities • 2016 Tourism brochure: Bird watching • 2016 Tourism brochure: Diving • 2016 Tourism brochure: Flora and fauna • 2016 Tourism brochure: Jamestown • 2016 Tourism brochure: Napoleon • 2016 Tourism brochure: Napoleon (French) • 2016 Tourism brochure: Walking and hiking • Docs 7 • 7 Wonders of St Helena: Barbara George speaks in support of Jacob’s Ladder • 7 Wonders of St Helena: Ben Jeffs speaks in support of High Knoll Fort • 7 Wonders of St Helena: Cathy Hopkins speaks in support of St. James’ Church • 7 Wonders of St Helena: Dr. Rebecca Cairns-Wicks speaks in support of the Diana’s Peak National Park • 7 Wonders of St Helena: Ivy Yon, Joan Thomas & George Thomas speaks in support of Longwood House • 7 Wonders of St Helena: Trevor Magellan speaks in support of Napoleon’s Tomb • 7 Wonders of St Helena: Vince Thompson speaks in support of the Heart-shaped Waterfall • Docs A • A brief overview of National Conservation Areas • A Decade of Sailing, 2006 • A Description of the Island of St Helena, 1805 • A Handbook and Gazetteer of The Island of St Helena, 1947 • A History of the Island of St Helena, 1824 • Air Navigation Regulations summary • Airport announcement, 14th March 2005 • A rescue plan for the Three Peaks, 1996 • Article on the first plane • Artificial Reef report, July 2014 • Astronomers and other scientists on St Helena (1974) • Atom Voyages, Chapter 20: Emperors and Astronomers • A tribute to Johnny Drummond • Docs B • BBC From Our Own Correspondent 2016 05 14 • BBC Radio 4 Play, broadcast Friday 27th November 2009, in which Angola invades St Helena • BBC Radio 4’s “From Our Own Correspondent”, 22nd December 2012, Horatio Claire on his recent visit to St Helena • Boer Prisoners: Mr. Johnson, an islander, recalling the escape of Andries Smorenburg • Boer prisoners study • Bridge Memorial Clock Dedication, Acting Governor’s Speech • Bruce family history • Built Heritage Report • Docs C • Census, 1946 • Census 2016 (summary) • Conspiracy on St Helena? (Mis)remembering Napoleon’s Exile • Crallan report, 1974, Appendix 7 • Docs D • Darkdale Rescue, Sidi Young • Daylight Saving Time proposal • Diving Good Practice • Doveton family tree • Docs E • Eric M. George Obituary, 2001 • Extracts from the records, 1885 • Extracts relating to the Giant Tortoises in vet Joe Hollins’s 2009 report • Docs F • Fish Cakes, Napoleon’s favourite • Flax-stripper sound • Docs G • Governor Alan Hoole, swearing in, 1991 • Governor Clancy, Xmas message 2006 • Governor Gurr on the importance of the RMS, 2010 • Governor Hollamby’s introduction to the Quincentenary celebrations • Governor Massingham, interviewed in 1984 • Governor Robert Stimson regarding the new RMS, 30th November 1990 • Governor Sir Robert Alford, interviewed in 1962 • Governor’s Oaths, 2007 Andrew Gurr • Gov. Hollamby welcomes the Princess Royal in 2002 • Guns of St Helena • Docs H • High Seas Adventure, Ham Style • HMS Trincomalee at St Helena • Docs I • Immigration Ordinance 310314 • Information for yachts • Island description in The Saturday Magazine, 1839 • Island Nicknames • Docs J • Jack Thorpe speaking about General Cronjé • Jamestown Vision 2020 • Docs L • Leaflet: St. James’ church • Leaflet: St. Paul’s Cathedral • Local Country artists The Peters Family sing “Ol’ Dutch” • Docs M • Map of the World Showing the Extent of the British Empire, 1886 • Marine Reservoir Corrections: St Helena • Mason Report, 1921 • Matty John and the “Mighty Sperm Whale” • Media Standards Guidelines, 2014 • Miles Apart - New and secondhand books on the South Atlantic islands and the Antarctic • Modern St Helena map (2014) • Docs N • Napoleonic Bicentenary, French Visit Programme • New Hampshire Public Radio on St Helena, 21st July 2015 • Docs O • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): Advert for milk at Thorpe’s • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): “Discover the difference” Station ID • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): Emma-Jane [Yon] Personal and Station ID • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): Launch of transmission on 93.1MHz • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): Mike Olsson closing down Saint FM at 4pm on 21st December 2012 [please see footnote on the linking page regarding copyrighted music] • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): Mike’s unsuccessful attempt to interview Chief Secretary Martin Hallam (a.k.a. ‘Biggles’) • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): News extract - problem with the water drilling • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): Pre-launch promo, used as part of the test transmissions • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): Promo for advertising on Saint FM and the St Helena Independent • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): Promo for Bert Constantine’s Country Music programme • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): Promo for the Saint FM website • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): Promo for the “Wake-up call” programme • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): Start of Governor Andrew Gurr’s programme, Christmas 2007 • Original Saint FM (2004 to 2012): Telecommunications provider Cable & Wireless sponsored the Saint FM News broadcasts • Our Constitution • Our National Song, “My St Helena Island” • “Overheard in Warrens” • Docs P • Paleornithology of St Helena, 1975 • Public Access to St Helena Government Information - Code of Practice (2014) • Docs Q • Quincentennary report • Docs R • Radio: louder, clearer, better • Radio St Helena: 1984 Station Introduction (partial) • Radio St Helena: Closedown - the final hour up to midnight 25th December 2012 • Radio St Helena Day 15th October 1993: Tony Leo introducing and speech from Governor Hoole • Radio St Helena Day 1990, 6th October 1990 20:00h Tony Leo with announcemets, weather & introduce programme, Joy Lawrence • Radio St Helena Day 1990, 6th October, Joy Lawrence & ‘phone call from New York • Radio St Helena Day 1990, 6th October, Joy Lawrence & ‘phone call from the UK • Radio St Helena Day 1990, 6th October, Station Identification by Tony Leo • Radio St Helena Day 1992, 23rd October, Tony Leo signing off • Radio St Helena Day 1996 • Radio St Helena Day 2006, official announcement then Stedson Francis • Radio St Helena detailed schedule, August 2001 • Radio St Helena: History • Radio St Helena: history (older) • Radio St Helena: Jingle and local news, Joy Lawrence, 1995 • Radio St Helena: Local News, 14th October 1994: Death of the last wild St Helena Olive • Radio St Helena News, 30th March 2010 • Radio St Helena: Opening; Fanfare and ‘A life on the ocean wave’, 1996 • Radio St Helena: “Operating 1548”, a song about the station(1981) • Radio St Helena: QSL reply, 1987 • Radio St Helena: Ralph Peters with ‘PrimeTime’, 15th December 2005 • Radio St Helena: Schedule for the final five days • Radio St Helena schedule, June 1986 • Radio St Helena: Station Ident, 1992 • Radio St Helena: Station Identification, 2012 • Radio St Helena: Tony Leo closing down at 22.23hrs on Friday 10th November 1995 • Radio St Helena: Tony Leo on 25th December 2012, proving that however competent you are, sometimes the equipment fights back! • Rediscovery of the St Helena Ebony • Renewable Energy Report • RMS Horn (Departure) • Rockfall, 1890 • Docs S • Saving electricity • Song about Lemon Valley • Song composed to welcome Prince Andrew to the island in 1984 • Spatial identities of the citizens of Saint Helena • State of the Island report, 2015 • St Helena Airport Local Traffic Regulations • St Helena Airport Tariffs, May 2016 • St Helena: A Physical, Historical and Topographical Description of the Island, 1875 • St Helena, Edmond Halley, the discovery of Stellar Proper Motion, and the mystery of Aldebaran • St Helena from space • St Helena Herald quincentenary souvenir • St Helena Independent, First edition, 11th November 2005 • St Helena postal history • St Helena’s batteries • St Helena’s Day Article • St Helena’s forgotten currency board, by Steve Hanke and Matt Sekerke • St Helena: South Atlantic Fortress • St Helena, South Atlantic Fortress2006 • St Helena, The Historic Island, From Its Discovery To The Present Date, 1905 • St. James’ Church Bell • St. Paul’s Cathedral Bell • Docs T • Tapping the bellstone • The Ashmole Report, 2006 • The bells of Jamestown • The first dozen years • The First (modern) St Helena Herald, 1st June 2001 • The Giant Earwig of St Helena • The Governor & St Helena • The Herald’s report on Princess Anne’s Visit in 2002 • The Last St Helena News, 25th May 2001 • The Papanui • The Saint Helena Railway • The secret plot to rescue Napoleon by submarine • The world at night, from space • Docs W • Welcoming the new RMS St Helena, 30th November 1990 • What happened to the coffee? • William Thorpe

 

Driving in St Helena

Keep left…almost always

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Your vehicle • Rules and conventions of the road • Basics • Other subjects raised in the Highway Code • More advanced driving • Rush Hour • Speed Bumps • If you break down • Want to be mistaken for a local? • A few ‘fascinating facts’ • Just to be serious for a moment… • How it all began • How we scrap cars • Jamestown Parking Proposals, November 2016 • And finally… • Read More • Article: “ Don’t stay too long at St Helena’s craziest attraction… ” • Article: “ …poor driving standards of some motorists on island ” • Feedback

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The East India Company

John, to it’s friends

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Company History • St Helena • Read More • Sources • Article: “ Directors’ Letter, August 1687 ”

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Easter Activities

Fishing and camping

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Maundy Thursday Fishing • Camping • Read More • Article: “ Easter and More - an ex-pat view ”

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Endemic Species

They only live here

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The facts • Invertebrates (aka ‘bugs’) • Blushing Snail • Other Snails • Spiky Yellow Woodlouse • Other woodlice • Spiders • Myrtle Ashmole Booklouse • Various Groundbeetles • And many others… • Trees, Ferns, mosses, etc. • The Ebony • The Redwood • Bastard Gumwood • False Gumwood • Cabbages • Large Bellflower and Dwarf Jellico • The Barn Fern • The Bone Seed • The Tea Plant • And also… • Fish • Others, now probably extinct • Why are so many endemics called ‘Bastard …’? • Further Reading • Read More • Article: “ Rare woodlouse found to glow in the dark ” • Article: “ Lost endemic plant rediscovered after 200 years ” • Article: “ New wasp genus found on remote St Helena ”

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Exiles

Not all our visitors wanted to be here!

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Fernão Lopez (c.1516-1545) • Napoleon Bonaparte (1815-1821) • Dinizulu kaCetshwayo (1890-1897) • Boer Prisoners (1900-1902) • Zulu Poll Tax Prisoners (1907-1910) • Sayyid Khalid bin Barghash Al-Busaid (1917-1921) • Bahraini Prisoners (1957-1961) • Read More • Article: “ St Helena Island Prison Camp ” • Article: “ For Gaddafi, a home on St Helena ”

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Family And Friends

How to find people on St Helena

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Please don’t… • Who to contact - living people • Who to contact - deceased people • How to find a pen-pal • Did your person do something notable on St Helena? • Read More • Family History Links • Article: “ Joan’s famous ancestor came to live in Bath ” • Article: “ New Zealand Couple seek distant family connection ”

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Famous Visitors

Let’s drop a few names

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1502: João da Nova • 1515: Dürer’s Rhinocerous • 1588: Sir Thomas Cavendish • 1603: Sir James Lancaster • 1658: Johan Nieuhof • 1677: Edmond Halley • 1691: Captain Dampier • 1761: Nevil Maskelyne • 1771: Captain James Cook • 1776: Horatio Nelson • 1792: Captain Bligh • 1805: The Duke of Wellington • Wellington’s life spared on St Helena? • 1817: William Thackeray • 1836: Charles Darwin • 1838: Prince William Henry Frederick of Holland • 1840: Prince de Joinville • 1852: SS Great Britain • 1860: HRH Prince Albert • 1880: Empress Eugenie • 1880 Prince Albert William Heinrich of Prussia • 1898: Joshua Slocum • 1910: Duke of Connaught • 1925: HRH Edward, Prince of Wales • 1936: Lord and Lady Baden-Powell • 1947: HRH King George VI • 1957: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh • 1984: HRH Prince Andrew • 2002: HRH Anne, The Princess Royal • Read More • Article: “ The day a tortoise turned turtle for the King of England ”

Island History
Island People
Island Detail 

Fishcakes, and other food

A taste of St Helena

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Recipies • St Helena Fishcakes • Ingredients • Method • ‘Bread ’n Dance’ • Ingredients • Method • ‘Plo’ • Ingredients • Method • ‘Do Down’ • Ingredients • Method • ‘Stuffed Pokes’ • Ingredients • Method • ‘Black Pudding’ • Ingredients • Method • Dessert: ‘Boiled Pudding’ • Ingredients • Method • Coconut Fingers • Ingredients • Method • …and many more • About Chilli and Salt • How to go food shopping on St Helena • Read More • ‘Eating Local’ • Ann’s Place • The Sunflower Café • Wellington House • Article: “ Salad - A Saint Helena Tale ”

Island Activity
Island Detail 

Fishing

Hook, line and sinker

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Climate & Currents • So what is caught? • History • Decline • Sport Fishing • Inshore Fishing • Fishing from the rocks • The Law • Local and Scientific names • Read More • Article: “ A St Helena Fisherman’s Wish Comes True ” • Article: “ A Monster is Landed ” • Article: “ Fishing Festival, 2014 ”

Island Activity
Island Detail 

Our Flag

You may want to salute

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Our flag • Our Coat of Arms • Our Public Seal • Where is the flag flown? • Confused about which flag to fly? • Other flags and crests • The motto mystery • Read More • Article: “ Letter to The Editor ” • Our Comment

Island Detail 

The Flax Industry

Economic lifeline or ecological disaster?

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History • The industry at work • Rope Making • Remnants today • Read More • Article: “ Working with Flax Remembered ” • Article: “ Green roofs? Tristanians show it’s a matter of flax ”

Island History
Island Detail 

Fly here?

Coming soon…

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Fly here in your private plane? • Medical Evacuation • Charter Flights • Scheduled Commercial Flights • ‘Category C’ • Other Flying Things • St Helena Airport Game • Poem

Island Activity
Island Detail 

Fly Yourself Here

Open for visitors

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Regulations & Charges • ‘Category C’ • Contact • Fuel Available • Fuel Contact Details • St Helena Airport Game • Read More • Article: “ Travel Broadens the Mind ”

Island Activity
Island Detail 

Forts and Batteries

Defensive military installations

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History • Gallery • Banks Battery collapse, 2010 • Read More • Read More • Article: “ Bicentenary of Bunker’s Hill Battery. ”

Island Structures
Island History
Island Place
Island Detail 

Freedom of Information Campaign

It’s about improving the way Government takes decisions

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An Ordinance at last? • What is Freedom of Information? • Doesn’t the UK’s Freedom of Information Act apply? • What has actually been done? • Who is behind the campaign? • Read More • Article: “ Secrecy leaves islands at risk of corruption, warns RSPB ”

Community Pages 

Frequently Asked Questions

... and other useful information

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Index: • 01: I found another site with a similar URL - why do you have two? • 02: Where is St Helena? • 03: How would I get there? • 04: Did I pronounce it right? • 05: I’m told my mobile ‘phone might not work there. Can this be true? • 06: Isn’t St Helena the place where Napoleon was exiled/died? • 07: Will I see a Wirebird while I’m there? • 08: This website’s logo is a flower - which one? • 09: Can you just give a message to… • 10: How old is Jonathan? • 11: Can I fly to St Helena? • 12: Where can I get up-to-date news about St Helena? • 13: Are there equivalent sites for Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha? • 14: I’m a journalist writing about St Helena, can I ask you some questions? • 15: St Helena sounds idyllic! Why doesn’t everyone want to live there? • 16: I’ve decided I’m moving to St Helena. Can you help? • 17: Will you exchange stamps/postcards/banknotes/coins/etc. with me? • 18: Would you like to buy my product/service, which…? • 19: Can I quote from your site? • 20: I can’t find what I’m looking for! • 21: Who uses this site, and for what? • 22: I have information to contribute to one of your pages. Can I? • 23: I think there’s an error on one of your pages. What should I do? • 24: Why don’t you put up a daily featured page, like the Wikipedia? • 25: Why are you carrying ads for Viagra/pornographic websites? • 26: Can you send me stamps/postcards of St Helena? • 27: Can you help me research the history of St Helena? • 28: Can you help me find a pen-pal on St Helena? • 29: Can you help me research my family’s history on St Helena? • 30: Can you help me find work, set up a business or set up trading links with a St Helena business? • 31: Can you help with permanent residence in St Helena? • 32: Can you help me find a property to rent in St Helena? • 33: You don’t seem to cover schools, hospitals, police, etc. • 34: How many ‘Like’s do you have on your Facebook™ page? • 35: How many Followers do you have on your Twitter™ feed? • 36: You’ve stolen my image/other content! • 37: Can I advertise on your site? • 38: I love your site! Can I contribute to the running costs? • 39: Who is behind this site and what are you trying to sell me?

 

The Friendly Societies

Lending a hand

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History • Winding up • Societies in more detail • African Benefit Society • Ancient Order of Foresters • Benevolent Society • Church Benefit Society for Children • Church Provident Society for Women • Church Society • Hussey Charity • Mechanics And Friendly Benefits Society • Poor Society • Social Society • Working Men’s Christian Association • Friendly Societies Union

Island History
Island People
Island Detail 

Friends of St Helena

Founded in March 1988

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Aims

Community Pages 

Geology of St Helena

Upon this rock…

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Formation • Resultant geology • Erosion: how we got the current island profile • 16,000 years ago • Seamounts • Earthquakes • Puzzling diagrams • Read More • Article: “ It’s not Gold, but it has a value ”

Island History
Island Detail 

Get Married Here

…a memorable place

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Change is coming…(but when?) • Photos • Some history

Island Detail 

Getting Here

How to travel to St Helena

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How to get here • Can I bring my pet dog/cat/parrot/elephant? • Travel Advice • More visitor information

Island Place
Island Activity
Island Detail 

Ghost Stories of St Helena

Don’t look round, but…

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The Runaway Slaves • The Phantoms of West Lodge • The High Knoll execution • The Ghosts of Pilling School • The Ghosts of Plantation House • Free Molly • Kingshurst Community Centre • The mysterious concierge • The Phantom Ship • Bishop Welby • Bertrand’s Cottage • Fragments • Read More • Article: “ Remember the gh’oul times - it’s Hallo-scream! ”

Island History
Island People
Island Detail 

Go Swimming!

People have been doing it since the Stone Age

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The Sea • Lemon Valley • Rupert’s Beach • The Wharf Steps in Jamestown • Lot’s Wife’s ponds • Others, not recommended • Our Swimming Pool • Pool History • A Swimming Story

Island Activity
Island Detail 

The Governor of St Helena

The one at the top

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Role of The Governor • History of Governors of St Helena • East India Company Governors • John Dutton • Robert Stringer • Richard Coney • Anthony Beale • Dutch occupation governors • Jacob de Geus • John Coon • East India Company Governors • Richard Munden • Richard Keigwin • Gregory Field • John Blackmore • Joshua Johnston • Richard Kelinge • Stephen Poirier • John Roberts • Benjamin Boucher • Isaac Pyke (1st time) • Edward Johnson • John Smith • Edward Byfield • Isaac Pyke (2nd time) • John Goodwin • Robert Jenkins • Thomas Lambert • David Dunbar • Charles Hutchinson • John Skottowe • Daniel Corneille • Robert Brooke • Robert Patton • Alexander Beatson • Mark Wilks • Hudson Lowe • Alexander Walker • Charles Dallas • British Crown governors • George Middlemore • Hamelin Trelawney • Patrick Ross • Thomas Gore Browne • Edward Hay Drummond Hay • Charles Elliot • Charles George Edward Patey • Hudson Ralph Janisch • William Grey-Wilson • Robert Armitage Sterndale • Henry Lionel Gallwey • Harry Edward Spiller Cordeaux • Robert Francis Peel • Charles Henry Harper • Stewart Spencer Davis • Henry Guy Pilling • William Bain Gray • George Andrew Joy • James Dundas Harford • Robert Edmund Alford • John Osbaldiston Field • Dermod Murphy • Thomas Oates • Geoffrey Colin Guy • John Dudley Massingham • Francis Eustace Baker • Robert Frederick Stimson • Alan Norman Hoole • David Leslie Smallman • David J. Hollamby • Michael Clancy • Andrew Murray Gurr • Mark Andrew Capes • Lisa Kathleen Phillips • Governors: Audio • Governor Janisch Memorial • That could have gone better… • Be careful where you stand… • Be careful with boats… • Be careful what you say… • Read More • Article: “ The forgotten Governors of the British Empire ” • Article: “ Governor Underpaid ”

Island History
Island People
Island Detail 

The Governor’s Cup

Racing to St Helena

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Race History • The 2014 race • Racing Class • Multihull Class • Cruising Class • Some of the trophies • How do the yachts get home…? • Will 2014 be the last Governor’s Cup? • Read More • Article: “ Curry sauce and choice language: island crew’s race adventure ”

Island Activity
Island Detail 

The Governor’s Hat

If you want to get ahead…

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Description • When was the hat worn? • Why is it no longer used? • Read More • Article: “ Who the Governor represents ”

Island History
Island Detail 

‘Gravity Rush’

It’s all downhill from here

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About Gravity Rush • Gravity Rush 2015 • Read More • Article: “ Gravity Rush - It only rains on special days ”

Island Activity
Island Detail 

The Great Wood Wall

Too little, too late

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History of the wall • The wall today • Read More • Article: “ Early History of the Flora & Fauna of St Helena ”

Island Structures
Island History
Island Detail 

Guns

Old and older

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Introduction • Gun and their Sites • Ladder Hill Guns • Courthouse Cannons • Saddle Battery Cannon • Castle Entrance Mortars • Signal House Gun • Lemon Grove, Sandy Bay Cannon • Sandy Bay Lines • ‘Long Tom’ guns • Ladder Hill Fort • Jamestown Line • Munitions • More guns • St Helena Armament, 31st March 1823 {4} • Dismounted guns • The Great Gun Rescue • Older images • Guns scrapped • What do you do with an old gun? • Read More • Article: “ The ‘Gunman’ Aims at Ladder Hill ” • Article: “ Cannonball Stolen and Returned ”

Island History
Island Activity
Island Detail 

Half Tree Hollow

Home on the hill

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What’s Here? • History

Island Place
Island Detail 

The Heart Shaped Waterfall

For lovers everywhere

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The waterfall itself • 7 Wonders of St Helena voting • Barnes Road • Read More • Article: “ Opening of Heart Shaped Waterfall Trail ” • Article: “ Governor’s Letter ”

Island Place
Island Activity
Island Detail 

High Knoll Fort

Important, in the past and today

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History • Rough Plan • Early 21st Century • Use Today • Other Photos • 7 Wonders of St Helena voting • Read More • Article: “ The ‘Oil Tanker’ is not ready for scuttling ”

Island Structures
Island History
Island Place
Island Activity
Island Detail 

Historians of St Helena

Recording our past

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Linschoten, 1596 • Francis Duncan, 1805 • Thomas Henry Brooke, 1824 • John Charles Melliss, 1875 • Hudson Ralph Janisch, 1885 • Emily Louise Jackson, 1905 • Dr Philip Gosse, 1938 • Geoffrey Charles Kitching, 1947 • Hugh Crallan, 1974 • Percy Teale, 1960 s - 1990 s • Ken Denholm, 1990 s - 2000 s • David Leslie Smallman, 2004 • Trevor W. Hearl, 1970 s - 2007 • Currently Working • Edward Baldwin • Ian Bruce • Colin Fox • Barbara B. George • Chris and Sheila Hillman • Ian Mathieson • Dr Alexander Schulenburg • St Helena National Trust • Bloggers • Others • Read More • Wirebird Magazine • Article: “A Brief Description of St Helena, 1680’

Island History
Island People
Island Detail 

Historic Buildings

A standing reminder

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Buildings Map • The Castle • The Market • Flax Mills • Other • How buildings change • Jackson’s Chemists • The Malabar • Restoration problems • Lost and almost-lost Buildings • The Model Cottage Mystery • The ‘Listing’ system • Read More • Article: “ Jamestown is special ” • Article: “ Archaeological Discovery behind 1, 2, 3 Main Street ”

Island Structures
Island History
Island Activity
Island Detail 

Historic Buildings In Brief - Country

A sample

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Signal House • Boer Cemetary • Quarantine Station, Lemon Valley • Bertrand’s Cottage • Three Tanks • Hay Town House • Prince’s Lodge • Clifftop House • Farm Lodge • Read More • Article: “ Dear Editor ”

Island Structures
Island History
Island Activity
Island Detail 

Historic Buildings In Brief - Jamestown

A sample

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The Prison • The Arch • The Post Office • Foresters’ Hall • Musk’s Bakery • Yacht Club HQ • Association Hall and 1, 2, 3 Main Street • Poor Society Building • The Moon • Wellington House • ‘The Standard’ • Read More • Article: “ Conservation - Not Preservation ”

Island Structures
Island History
Island Activity
Island Detail 

The Historic Environment Record

A catalogue…

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About • Built Heritage Report • See The Saint Helena Historic Environment Record • Read More • Article: “ Recording an Island’s History ”

Island Structures
Island History
Island Activity
Island Detail 

Historic Images Slide Show

Automated historic image show in random sequence

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Read More • Article: “ Atlantic outpost faces a steep challenge to save its past ”

Pictures
Island History
Island Detail 

Historic Picture Gallery

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Pictures
Island History
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Historic Picture Gallery (Static)

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Holidays and other festivals

Time to celebrate

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Calendar • Other significant days that are not official holidays • Pancake Day • Valentine’s Day • Mothering Sunday (‘Mother’s Day’) • Father’s Day • Halloween • Bonfire Night • Remembrance Sunday • Other events not as widely celebrated • Read More • Article: “ It’s Mother’s Day Somewhere! ”

Island Activity
Island Detail 

Houses

A home on the range

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Grand Country Houses • Ordinary houses • Where do people live? • Buy property here? • Developments • Read More • Article: “ Solving the Housing Crisis? ” • Article: “ Writer praises reprieve for historic St Helena house ” • Article: “ A Quick Word from Our Lords ”

Island Structures
Island Detail 

How Small Is St Helena?

Stand by to be surprised

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121Km² • By comparison

Island Place
Island Detail 

Human Rights on St Helena

Working for a fairer St Helena

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What are Human Rights? • Developing Equality & Human Rights on St Helena • The 2012 Human Rights Action Plan • The Equality & Human Rights Commission • Free To Be Me • Contacting the Equality & Human Rights Office • Read More • Article: “ Human Rights - What does it Mean to You? ”

Community Pages 

Important Information

Important legal and technical information, including Terms & Conditions for your use of this site

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Website Use • Purpose of the website • Conditions of access • External Links • Privacy Policy and Data Protection • Disclaimers • Website ownership • Jurisdiction • Copyright • Our Copyright • Material we have used • Technical Information • Standards Conformance • Encoding • Usability • Testing • Site Index • Error Page • Work In Progress • Site Maintenance • Other • Read More • Article: “ Ask a lawyer ”

 

Important People

They made their mark

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George Gabriel Powell (c. 1710-1779) • Sir William Webber Doveton (1753-1843) • Descendants • Saul Solomon (1776-1852) • Dr. James Barry (1789-1865) • John Charles Melliss (1835-1910) • William Alexander Thorpe (1842-1918) • Dr. W. J. J. Arnold (1867-1925) • Canon L C Walcott (1880-1951) & his wife Winifred Ida Walcott (?-1941) • Eric ‘Mr. Music’ George MBE (1936-2001) • Johnny Drummond (1956-2003) • Cathy Hopkins MBE (1946-2017) • Read More • Article: “ A Rich Ancestry on St Helena ”

Island History
Island People
Island Detail 

Industries

It’s the economy, stupid

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1684: Salt • 1690: Vin de St Helena • 1691: Tobacco • 1774: Whaling • 1774: Dolphin Fishing • 1824: Silk Production • 1856: Postage Stamps • 1867: Cinchona • 19th Century: ‘Leaky Ships’ • 1907: Lace • 1908: Fish Canning • 1914: Flax • 1984: Coins • 1994: Coffee Production • 2000: Fish Processing • Others • 21st Century: Tourism

Island History
Island People
Island Detail 

Information Index

Start here…

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Our history pages • Our activity pages • Our places pages • Our people pages • Our structures pages • Our pictures pages • All detail pages • The Community pages • The Seven Wonders of St Helena • Our National Symbols • And if all else fails…

Pictures
Island History
Island Place
Island People
Island Activity
Island Structures
Community Pages
Island Detail 

Introduction

Saint Helena Island Info: All about St Helena, in the South Atlantic Ocean

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On this site…

 

Invasion!

The only time St Helena has been captured

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Background to the invasion • The invasion • The English are coming…back! • Down but not out • Places and people of note • Read More • Article: “ An earlier account of the invasion ”

Island History
Island Detail 

Island Activities

Things to see or do

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Island Activity 

Island Detail

Read about our island

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Island Detail 

Island History

Read about the history of our island

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Read More • Article: “ Napoleon skewered in new British exhibition ”

Island History 

Island People

Read about the people of, and related to, our island

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Read More • Article: “ Family life ”

Island People 

Island Places

Read about places on our island

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Island Place 

Island Structures

Read about our buildings and other structures

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Island Structures 

Our island’s name

What, exactly, is it?

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How to pronounce ‘St Helena’ • Name variants in common use • Other publications • Rules of grammar • What do the earliest documents say? • An authoritative document? • Does it matter? • And the answer is… • Abbreviations • Maybe we should adopt another name entirely? • Read More • Article: “ Toponymy ”

Island Detail 

Jacob’s Ladder

Stairway to heaven?

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What is ‘Jacob’s Ladder’? • History • ‘The Ladder’ today • Why ‘Jacob’s Ladder’? • Other places called Jacob’s Ladder • Other uses of the term • 7 Wonders of St Helena voting • Read More • Article: “ Graham beats Jacob’s Ladder record - hands down ”

Island Structures
Island Place
Island Activity
Island Detail 

Jamestown

Where it all happens

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In brief… • Why ‘Jamestown’? • A quick guided tour • Climate • Busy and quiet days • History • The Tunnel • Then and now • Main Street • Lower Market Street • Napoleon Street • Jamestown District • Is Jamestown really a ‘city’? • Jamestown Parking Proposals, November 2016 • Read More • Article: “ Reaction to the ‘Jamestown Vision 2020’. ”

Island Place
Island Activity
Island Detail 

Jobs on St Helena

You want to work here?

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Stop reading if you’re independently wealthy! • Finding a job on St Helena • A few warnings • Starting your own business • Read More • Article: “ Irresistible job on sub-tropical isle ”

Island Detail 

Jonathan the tortoise

The world’s oldest land resident?

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Who is ‘Jonathan’? • So how old is Jonathan, really? • ‘mid-life’ crisis • What type of tortoise is he? • Why ‘Jonathan’? • How fast is Jonathan? • Vet’s Report • An interview with Jonathan? • Other giant tortoises at Plantation House • Current • Past • Tortoises are not toys! • Important Visitor Tip • Read More • Giant tortoise facts • Shell • Head and neck • Breathing • Circulation and Heat Exchange • Hibernation • Senses • Article: “ Meet Jonathan, St Helena’s 182-year-old giant tortoise ” • More on Jonathan • Article: “ Jonathan’s birthday…what ancient history never taught us ”

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Lace Making

Over 100 years of history

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History • Lace making today • Read More • Article: “ Jessica March MBE, Lace Maker ”

Island History
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The Leisure Park

Eat, drink and be merry

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What’s There? • Unit 1: The Coffee Shop • Unit 2: Sanray’s Bistro • Unit 3: Sports Area • Unit 4: Performance Stage • History

Island Place
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Lemon Valley

Everything but the lemons

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What’s there • How to get there • History • Now sing the song… • Read More • Article: “ Lemon Valley buildings uncovered by tidy up ”

Island Place
Island Activity
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Levelwood

Quiet and rural

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About Levelwood • The Bellstone • The Future

Island Place
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Link To Us

We’d appreciate it

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Why link to us? • Linking information • How to link to us - the technical information • To link via Blogger • To link via Wordpress • To link via HTML • Other types of link

 

‘Local’?

Isn’t that everything?

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Explain?

Island Place
Island People
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Longwood

More than just Napoleon…

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Activities • Exiles • Other history • Wirebirds • Longwood in pictures

Island Place
Island Detail 

Longwood House

Napoleon’s residence

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Napoleon in residence • After Napoleon • Recent History • Touring Longwood House • Bicentenary events (2015-2021) • 7 Wonders of St Helena voting • Read More • Article: “ The man who keeps Napoleon’s memory alive on St Helena ” • Article: “ Could this wallpaper prove that Napoleon was MURDERED? ” • THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF NAPOLEON AND CONFLICTING THEORIES

Island Structures
Island Place
Island Activity
Island Detail 

Lost and almost-lost Buildings

‘In need of some work…’

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Porteous House • American Consulate Building • Teutonic Hall • Longwood New House • The Longwood Windmill • The Heritage Society • Read More

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Island History
Island Detail 

Lost Ships

Our seabed is littered with wrecks

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1991: Oman Sea One • 1942: SS City of Cairo • 1941: RFA Darkdale • 1920: Spangereid • 1911: SS Papanui • 1613: Witte Leeuw (White Lion) • Various others • 17th Century • 18th Century • 19th Century • The ‘Rollers’ of 1846 • From the St Helena Guardian, 1911 • Others • 20th Century • 21st Century • Read More • Article: “ I always felt different having no father ”

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Making Ends Meet

Help for those most in need

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About • Where does the money come from? • Questions - answered!

Community Pages 

Maldivia Gardens

Fruit, flowers and much more…formerly

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History • Maldivia House • Maldivia Today • Photographs

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Maps of St Helena

Finding your way around

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Historic maps • First-known map of St Helena, 1506. • Early Dutch map by Benjamin Wright, c.1598. • Early Dutch map, Pieter Van Der AA, c.1700, Leiden. • ‘A New mapp of the Island of Saint Hellena’, London, John Thornton, 1703 • H. Moll’s map, from 1732 • Van Keulen’s ‘map’, from 1735 • By W. Innes Pocock, probably 1815. • French map, undated c.1815 • ‘St Helena’, by lieut. R. P. Read, 1817 • ‘Military Sketch of the Island of St Helena’, by Capt. Edmund Palmer, 1850-52 • Rousseau Map of Ile Sainte Helene, 1853 • Melliss’ Map, 1860 • Fowler’s Map, 1863 • Imray and Jenkins map, 1884 • Boer PoW map, 1902 • USA Navy 1921 map • Admiralty 1922 map • Late 20th Century map • Recent maps • Recent island map, c.2000 • Current official tourist map • Map currently for sale • Interactive map by Google™ • Specialist maps • Districts Map • Map on a 1934 Postage Stamp • Napoleon’s restrictions • St Helena Watercourses • The Geology of St Helena • Flax processing locations • Postcard map, 1902 • Seamounts map, 2016 • Sea floor map, 2016 • Read More • New maps for St Helena? • Article: “ Mapping a Changing Island ”

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Memories of St Helena

‘Well, back in the day…’

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1941: Former Governor’s Tale • 1939: HMS Neptune and the Cable & Wireless staff • 1956: An Unexpected Storm • 1962: Jean Johnston’s Diary • 1967: DWS posting • The journey to our new home • Communication • Dancing and fishing • 1944: Poem by servicemen stationed here • 1933: Mrs. Bolwell, serviceman’s wife • 1911: Passenger on the SS Papanui • 1961: Sailor aboard HMS Puma

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The Millennium Forest

Haven’t you grown…

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In the beginning… • Decline • Re-birth • 25 Years • Activity Reports • Harford walk through the Millennium Forest • Saint Helena Child Plants the Future • Your contribution? • Read More • Article: “ St Helena reforestation wins conservation award ” • Wikipedia

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The Missing Fountain Mystery

Where did it go?

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The Rockfall Memorial Fountain • Why was the Fountain removed? • What happened to it? • Re-creation? • Read More • Article: “ Letter to The Editor ” • Article: “ Report of the unveiling ”

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The Mule Yard

No longer a place for donkeys

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Where is it? • Why the name? • What’s on? • Fabulous Fossils Alive at The Mule Yard • Want to discuss a booking? • Read More • Article: “ International Women’s Day Celebrated at the Mule Yard ”

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Myths Debunked!

Everybody knows that…

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Wellington House and the Duke of Wellington • The Castle Gardens Fountain • Naming of ‘The Consulate Hotel’ • The Ladder Hill Guns • The Portuguese Chapel • The St Helena Secret • The ‘Monkcat’ • Napoleon Myths • In the steps of Napoleon • The Hurricane that accompanied Napoleon’s Death • Napoleon’s Curse • Napoleon and Jonathan • Napoleon’s Death • St Helena ‘la Nouvelle’ • St Helena’s Discovery Date • Myths we can’t debunk • Read More • Article: “Who said there were no horses on the Island?”

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Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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What we all know… • Fascinating Facts • How much of that did you know? • Napoleon on St Helena • Napoleon’s last expedition • The Napoleon codes • Napoleon’s Death • Bicentenary events • Napoleon the author • The secret plot to rescue Napoleon…by submarine! • Read More • Sources • Article: “ I have enow sleep, I go then finish the night into to cause with you ”

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Napoleonic Bicentenary

A reason to celebrate…

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Events • Napoleon moves to Longwood House • Letter of thanks • 200 years on, Napoleon steps ashore once again • Napoleon’s Arrival in St Helena Commemorated at his Tomb • Bicentennial Commemoration • French Visitors • Souvenirs • Read More • Article: “ 200 years of Napoleon - Continuing the legend ”

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Napoleon’s Tomb

But not his final resting place

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The burial • Removal and re-burial • Remembrance • Bicentenary events • 7 Wonders of St Helena voting • Read More • Article: “ The Entente Cordiale Alive and Well ”

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National Flower

Unique to St Helena

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The flower and its re-discovery • Our previous national flower • Read More • Article: “ The Saint who risked all to rescue a plant ” • Article: “ Why we need to celebrate the St Helena ebony ”

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Our national song, ‘My St Helena Island’

Unofficially, at least

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How it came to be written • The song itself • For posterity • Read More • Article: “ Fascinating facts about 10 national anthems ”

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National Symbols

Official and otherwise

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How does something become a National Symbol? • The current set • Our Flag • Our Coat of Arms • Our National Bird • Our National Flower • Our National Song • Read More • Article: “ National Flower, National Bird, National… ”

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St Helena Nature Conservation Group

Supporting the environment of St Helena since 1993

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Who are we? • How to get involved • Gumwood Guardians - the GGs! • Our achievements • Contacts

Community Pages 

Our Newspapers

All the week’s news and views

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Brief history of newspapers on St Helena • Our current newspapers • The Sentinel • Content • Publication • History • Contacts • Funding • The Independent • Content • Publication • History • Contacts • Funding • Regulation • Read More • Article: “ Ready to erupt: Troubled times for St Helena ”

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Nicknames

Who on earth is ‘Gavin Ellick’?

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Why nicknames? • Are nicknames only for Saints? • The Napoleonic connection • What name appears in the ‘phone book? • So who on earth is ‘Gavin Ellick’? • Read More • A comprehensive list • Article: “ Dear Editor ”

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Notes and Coins of St Helena

Money, Money, Money

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Current Circulating Coins • Commemorative Coins • East India Company Commemorative Guineas, 2016 • Current Banknotes • History • 1976 Banknote error • Coins in popular culture • Other money • Issues with Sterling • Note/Coin Collectors • The golden rule? • Should the SHP be scrapped? • Read More • Article: “ St Helena’s Forgotten Currency Board ” • Life before the Currency Board • St Helena’s high point • Sterling holds sway • The Currency Board solution • A good deal all round • Insulated from Government • Lessons from St Helena • Answer to “ how much is: two dolphins, a Jonathan and a tuna? ”

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Observatories

Monitoring and measuring

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Astronomers • Magnetic Variations, Tides and Weather • Ladder Hill Observatory • Longwood Observatory • Other Observatories

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On This Day

Today, in history

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This day in history • St Helena • In World History • This month in St Helena history

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Origins of island surnames

How islanders got their family names

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Commonest names and their origins • The first English settlers • Saints Around the world • Read More • Article: “ A Rich Ancestry on St Helena ”

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Other Military Sites

…and related places

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Lookout Posts and Signal Stations • Message Transport • Pictures • And more… • Military Hospital • Cenotaph • Jamestown Barracks • Others • Read More • Article: “The Prosperous Bay Murder”

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Pantomime

Oh, yes it is…!

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Origins • Photos from Panto 1975: ‘The Blue Minah Bird of Happiness’ • More recent Ivyletts • People • The South Atlantic Players (SAPS) • Earlier stage productions • Read More • Article: “ Pantomime 2015 ”

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Photography

Leave only footprints; take only photographs

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Opportunities For Photographers • What To Bring • Photo examples • Images from various photographers • MJ Ltd • Andrew / Peter Neaum • Prize Winner, 2009 • Our first photographer? • Read More • Article: “ How to photograph all of St Helena in one go! ”

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Picture Gallery

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Pictures
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Picture Gallery (Static)

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Pictures

A picture paints a thousand words

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Place Names

Some we can explain; some we can’t

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The ones we can explain… • Alarm Forest • Barracks Square • Bell Stone • Botanical Gardens • Bottom Woods • Broad Bottom • China Lane • Cow Path • Deadwood • Drummond Hay Square • The Dungeon • Field Road • Francis Plain • Frenchman’s Turning • Guinea Grass • Half Tree Hollow • Hay Town • Head O’Wain • Hutt’s Gate • Kingshurst • Lemon Valley • Longwood • Maldivia • Man & Horse Cliff • Mulberry Gut • Piccolo Hill • Pierie’s Revenge • Putty Hill • Ropery Field • ‘The Run’ • Rupert’s Valley • Sisters Walk • Thompson’s Wood • Trapp Cot • …and the ones we can’t • Barren Ground • Cleughs Plain • Constitution Hill • Donkey Plain • Horse Pasture • Levelwood • Nosegay Lane • Old Woman’s Valley • Scotland • Seaview • The Castle of Otranto • Contradictory names explained? • Coastal Features • Strange business names • Even our island’s name is uncertain • St Helena Island in Scotland, UK • Read More • Article: “ Mountains or Molehills over peaks controversy ”

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Plantation House

The Governor’s Residence

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Description • Tours • Grounds • Giant Tortoises • History • ‘Plantation Notes’ • Read More • Article: “ The truth about the MP who slept rough in the Governor’s garden ”

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Postage Stamps

Write me a letter …write it today

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Post Office first; stamps second • The first St Helena stamps • King Edward VII • King George V • King George VI • Queen Elizabeth II • Modern Commemoratives • Sets & First Day Covers • Stamps with errors • Stamp Collectors • SHATPS • Don’t break the law! • Read More • Other sources • Article: “ St Helena Postal History 1677-1903 ”

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Postcards of St Helena

Old…and older

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Jamestown • Lower Jamestown • St. James’ & Grand Parade • Jamestown street • Jamestown • Jamestown, from the bay • Castle Gardens • Main Street, Jamestown • Main Street, Jamestown • Cenotaph and Wharf • Jamestown from the top of Jacob’s Ladder • Jamestown, from the anchorage • Jamestown, looking South • Lower Jamestown from Munden’s • Upper Jamestown, from Barnes Road(?) • Entrance to The Castle • Jamestown, 1905 • Jamestown, 1905 • Jamestown, from The Briars • Upper Jamestown • Jamestown street scene • Jamestown street scene • The most extraordinary place • Jamestown at night, with RMS • Napoleon • Napoleon’s Funeral • Longwood Avenue, showing Napoleon’s House • Napoleon and child • Napoleon’s House and views • Napoleon’s House, Longwood • Napoleon’s Tomb • Longwood House • Napoleon et son epoque • Untitled • Longwood House • Jacob’s Ladder • Jamestown from the top of Jacob’s Ladder • Jacob’s Ladder • Jacob’s Ladder • Sandy Bay • Sandy Bay Valley • Sandy Bay & the Lots • Flax Mill, Sandy Bay • Sandy Bay • Boer Prisoners • Arrival of the Boer prisoners • Washday at the camp • Boers Departure • 1902 Map • Heart-Shaped Waterfall • Heart-Shaped Waterfall • Heart Shaped Waterfall from above • General • Scenes of St Helena • Mundens, from Rupert’s • Plantation House • Cable Station • “The Ridges” • Central island view • Various scenes • Saint Helena Island & Shore Island • Saint Helena Island • Jonathan and Plantation House • Endemics • Giant Cabbages, The Peaks • Postcard Collectors • Read More • Article: “ Just by Chance ”

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Quincentenary of St Helena

‘Looking Up - Looking Forward’

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Discovery of St Helena • Celebrations in St Helena • In the UK • Sexcentenary • Read More • Article: “ Quincentenary: A Story of St Helena, 1502-2002 ”

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Radio on St Helena

A surprisingly large number of stations

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Broadcast Stations • Amateurs • A brief history of radio on St Helena

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Radio St Helena

The voice of the island for 45 years

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The DWS tests • The ‘St Helena Government Broadcasting Station’ - aka ‘Radio St Helena’ • Station staff and others • Equipment & Transmission • Outside Broadcasts • Radio St Helena Day • QSL: nine years late! • ‘Teabag’ • Audio Clips • Fluffs, and other problems… • Closedown • Memories of local radio on St Helena • Funding • Read More • Article: “ Early Birds - Radio St Helena (1999) ” • Article: “ Reply to a Reception Report (1985) ” • Article: “ St Helena Or Bust! (1994) ”

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Our (Other) Railway

Useful; not quite as famous

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Read More • Article: “ A short history of the Desalination Plant… ”

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Read articles about St Helena

Articles related to the Island of St Helena

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St Helena inches closer to commercial air service • Saint of Heart • A St Helena Fisherman’s Wish Comes True • Sailing to Saint Helena - one of the world’s most remote communities • Racing Cook across the South Atlantic • Five centuries of seafaring • Isolation ends • Falling in love with quirky Saint Helena • Leaving celebrations • Arrivals and departures • Hope for St Helena • The Bones of St Helena • The most extraordinary place on Earth? • A place of superlatives • Wonderful weather • Irish doctor on a distant island • Antwerp aviation company organises first commercial flight to Saint Helena • RMS St Helena makes final call to the UK

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Read articles about St Helena (Older)

Older articles related to the Island of St Helena

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The £250m island airport where jets can’t land because it is too windy (and guess what, your aid money is paying for it) • The vet, the tortoise and the airport • St Helena on “ From Our Own Correspondent ” • Where the Saints go diving after work • A Seafaring History • Conserving for the Future • Warm Clear Water • Much More Than Just fish • NEED TO KNOW • World’s Largest Fish and One Tiny Island: Studying Whale Sharks on St Helena Island • Under starters orders… • Saint Helena’s historic isolation continues as airport opening delayed • Last Boat to St Helena • Royal Mail Ship St Helena to Retire • Healthy Diet Helps 183-Year-Old Tortoise Feel Young Again • Why St Helena, One of the World’s Most Remote Islands, May Be Overrun in 2016 • Lonely Planet declares St Helena one of the top regions in the world for 2016 • Remote St Helena island welcomes first flight • The allure and attractions of St Helena • mygreenpod.com on St Helena • Napoleon and St Helena • Faslane divers called in to clear wreck in South Atlantic • An End to Isolation • Scottish sheriff becomes appeals judge in world’s most remote court - without leaving Dundee • Meet the Banking Regulator With an 8,000-Mile Commute • After a Waterloo artefact? Strand of Napoleon’s hair in Dorset auction • Author comment • Update • Al Pacino dreams of playing Napoleon • Ready Set Sail in St Helena • Shopping a daily puzzle on remote St Helena • Awaiting St Helena’s new airport • British Overseas Territories • Remote Saint Helena to get first tourist flights… before it gets its own airport • Voyage to one of the world’s most remote islands: Travel company offers last chance to take iconic Royal Mail Ship to St Helena… before it gets its own airport • Ship out to isolated St Helena before the planes land • The Much Delayed Airport - An End at Last to St Helena’s Isolation: Getting Really, Truly, Terminally Away from it All on the Looney Front • 12 Places That Are Damn Near Impossible To Get To • Napoleon skewered in new British exhibition • Thrill-seeking Liverpool pilot to film remote south Atlantic island by drone

 

Reading Sports

Home from home

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What happens? • Photographs • Read More • Article: “ UK Saints raise a cap to man who started the Sports ” • 55 years of the St Helena Association By Owen George MBE • Article: “ Postings from Facebook™ ”

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The St Helena Regiment

‘The Old Saints’

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Background • Regiment History • Accommodation • Uniform • Not always best behaved… • Matthew Carter, soldier, 1842-1847 • Serving Soldiers • Read More • Sources • Article: “ Historian searches for missing links in Island’s history ”

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Related Sites

Links to useful related sites

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About Us • Other sites about St Helena • Community • Local Business • Government • Accommodation • Our other sites

 

Renewable Energy

Being a ‘green’ island

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Our renewable energy sources • Energy saving measures • Read More • Article: “ Tokelau islands shift to solar energy ”

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RMS St Helena

The last ocean-going Royal Mail Ship

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Why ‘RMS’ • About our RMS • Disabled Passengers • Mail ship turns back…for mail! • Audio Clips • Arrival: 30th November 1990 • Our lifeline • ‘Blowing Off’ • 25th Anniversary • RMS in London, 2016 • What next for the RMS? • For Sale • Schedule Extended! • Earlier ships • The first RMS St Helena • The ‘SS Saint Helena’ • Not without incident… • propeller failure, 2017 • Read More • Article: “ Royal Mail Ship St Helena to Retire ” • Article: “ Royal Mail Ship St Helena - saying farewell to the beating heart of a community ”

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Rollers

Rough Seas

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The worst sea in recorded history • Other Rollers

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The Run

Think of it as a long, thin park

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Route • Use today • Flushing • Plans for the future • History • Read More • Article: “ Water, Water Everywhere, but where does it all go? ”

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Rupert’s

So near, and yet so far

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Why ‘Rupert’s’ • What’s in Rupert’s • The New Wharf • Always a place for leisure… • Rupert’s and the slaves • “ I’ve got a lovely bunch… ” • And our (other) railway • Read More • Article: “ Rupert’s Valley Proposed Landscape Designs ” • Article: “ Archaeologists find graves containing bodies of 5,000 slaves on remote island ”

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S.A.M.S. Pure Gold

Continuous music

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About S.A.M.S. Pure Gold • History • Transmission • Contacts • Regulation

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S.A.M.S. Radio 1

News, features and entertainment

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About S.A.M.S. Radio 1 • History • Programmes • Transmission • Contacts • Listen Live • Funding • Regulation

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S.A.M.S. Radio 2

The BBC World Service on FM

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About S.A.M.S. Radio 2 • History • Transmission • Contacts • Funding • Regulation

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Saint Helena

She gave our island her name

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Who was Saint Helena? • And why is our island named after her? • Read More • Article: “ Saint Helena and the True Cross ”

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Saint FM (2004-2012)

The original heartbeat of St Helena

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History • Transmission • Programming • Saint FM Evacuated • Photo Gallery • Funding • Closure • Audio Clips • Read More • Article: “ After eight combative years, Saint FM drifts into the sunset ” • Wikipedia • After Saint FM…

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Saint FM Community Radio

News, features and entertainment

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About Saint FM Community Radio • Formation and Structure • Programming • Transmission • Funding • Regulation • Read More • Article: “ It’s Official - Saint FM is Coming Back ”

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Saints

Maybe it’s a state of mind?

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The Legal Definition • Saint Culture • Saints Overseas • Why ‘Saints’? • Where did Saints come from? • Read More • The Doctorate Thesis ‘Spatial identities of the citizens of Saint Helena’ (2002) • Article: “What makes a Saint?” • Article: “What it means to be a Saint essays”

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Sandy Bay

Let’s go to the beach!

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About Sandy Bay • Sandy Bay Beach • Sandy Bay in pictures • The Lime Kiln • Topless/Nude Sunbathing • Read More • Article: “ Treasure Island ”

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‘Save Our Ship’

A campaign…

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Background • Official plans • The proposal • Is this actually a practicable proposition? • What can you do? • Propsal from the Head of Tourism • Read More • Article: “ Ready Made Hotel for Jamestown - Well Almost ”

Community Pages 

Saved Buildings

Almost lost; now restored

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Rock Rose • A new beginning? • Wranghams, Sandy Bay • The Hutt’s Gate Store • Read More • Article: “ The Old Ways are the Best ”

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‘Seabirds’

Fairy Terns… and others

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‘Fairy Terns’ • Other sea-birds • Masked Booby • Storm Petrel • Trophy Bird • Brown/Black Noddy • Identification chart • Seeing our sea-birds • Read More • Article: “ St Helena’s Booby Boomers ”

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The Seven Wonders of St Helena

Or maybe there are eight…

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Jacobs Ladder • The Heart Shaped Waterfall • Diana’s Peak • High Knoll Fort • Napoleon’s Tomb • Longwood House • St. James’ Church • And maybe an eighth wonder: Jonathan the tortoise • Read More • Article: “ Seven Wonders of St Helena Announced ”

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Shopping: What to buy

A bit of St Helena to take home

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Locally-made jewellery • Local woodcraft • Hand-made lace • Other items worthy of note • Foreign Currency • Shopping - a different experience • Read More • Article: “ No luck in London? Try Jamestown… ” • Article: “ ‘Shopping’ - the memories of Anthony Hopkins from the 1960s. ”

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Our Sister Islands

Part of our Territory

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One of three • Ascension Island • Tristan da Cunha • One that got away…

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Slaves and slavery

Part of what makes us what we are

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Slavery on St Helena, until August 1834 • A few statistics: • Slave owners identified • St Helena and the liberation of African slaves • The slave graves • Summary of Island response On the Future of the Liberated African Remains Removed from Rupert’s Valley • The effects of slavery on St Helena today • Read More • Article: “ Archaeologists find graves containing bodies of 5,000 slaves on remote island ” • Article: “ The Bones of St Helena ”

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Speak Saint

Understand what Saints are saying

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Understanding spoken Saint • Pronunciation • Word usage • Phrases • Tuning in • Try for yourself • Regional dialects • So how will you communicate? • Beware what you say… • ‘Speaking Saint’ - the books • And finally, a cautionary tale… • Read More • Article: “ The English of ‘Saints’ ”

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Sport in St Helena

Playing the game

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Football • Junior Football • School Football • Cricket • Golf • Moto-Cross • Mountain Biking • Paintball • Other Sports • International Events • Other sports? • Sport ‘in the before days’ • Read More • Article: “ The exciting future of football on the island of Saint Helena ”

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St Paul’s

The Heartland of St Helena

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About St Paul’s • St Paul’s in pictures • Francis Plain • Francis Plain House • The Friar • The Future

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St Helena’s Day

Celebrating our island’s discovery

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Discovery • The Celebrations • Celebrations Overseas • The Photographs • 1866

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Subject Index

These are the pages you are searching for

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Theatres

All the world’s a stage

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The Jamestown Upper Theatre • The Barracks Theatre • Other Theatres • Modern Theatre • Read More • Article: “ St Helena Theatrical Review ”

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Time

Everything on St Helena starts 20 minutes late

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Official Time • Effective Time • Telling the time • But why bother? • Daylight Saving Time • The Time Ball • Other time signals • A ‘noonday gun’? • Read More • Article: “ Still Ticking After All These Years ”

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Titbits from the records

To amuse and inform

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The long arm of the law • 9th July 1688 • 6th November 1716 • 4th January 1726 • 13th March 1719 • 29th September 1745 • 13th December 1779 • 11th July 1781 • 13th July 1785 • 15th July 1789 • 15th January 1800 • Healthcare • 30th May 1710 • 14th March 1715 • 16th March 1736 • Equality & Human Rights • 20th March 1680 • 12th March 1690 • February 1703 • 17th January 1704 • 31st August 1724 • 3rd August 1736 • May 1807 • 22nd May 1815 • The Environment • 9th July 1745 • Life on St Helena • 22nd December 1679 • 1st August 1683 • 21st May 1717 • 20th May 1805 • 23rd October 1809 • 1st October 1828 • Read More • Article: “ Archive To Archive ” • Note:

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Today’s Images

Look at what we feature

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Today’s Contemporary Image • Today’s Historic Image

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Two St Helenas?

Our mythical sister island

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Ortelius’ ‘World Map’ from 1570 • Maps of the 17th and 18th Centuries • So where is this second St Helena? • ‘St. Matthew’s Island’ • Even our (real) island’s name is uncertain • Wikipedia doesn’t want to know this…

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Updated This Release

For the record

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Updated pages list

 

Visitor Information

Come and discover our island

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How to get here • Can I bring my pet dog/cat/parrot/elephant? • Time Zone • Weather • Take a tour! • Where to stay • Tips and tricks when here • Shopping • Transport • Entertainment • The Law • In Emergency • Other • A souvenir of your visit • Environment • Money • Official Tourist Brochures • Visiting in the 1870s • A longer stay? • Read More • Article: “ Ship out to isolated St Helena before the planes land ”

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Walking St Helena

Well off the beaten track

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Walks for all tastes • Some suggestions • Post Box Walks • Walking Tips • Festival of Walking • A personal hiking diary • Read More • Article: “ A Journey to Lot’s Wife’s Ponds ” • Article: “ Opening of Heart Shaped Waterfall Trail ”

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Weather and climate

Be prepared!

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Sun • Wind • Rain • Seasons • If you like your information diagrammatically: • Expected weather • Current weather • In more technical terms… • Unexpected weather • Things we don’t get • Thunder & Lightning • ’Rollers’ • The aliens are coming! • It never rains… • Read More • Article: “ Four seasons in one day - Winter in St Helena and El Niño ” • Article: “ Stunning Cloud Swirls Spotted by Satellite ” • Image 1 • Image 2 • Image 3

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Whaling

‘Thar she blows!’

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A whaler’s paradise • Growth • Decline • Ecological Impact • Read More • Article: “Extracts from the log of Dr Franklin, an American whaler” • Saturday 14th March 1857 • Sunday 15 th • Thursday 19 th • Sunday 22 nd • Wednesday 25 th • Saturday 28 th • Tuesday 31 st • Wednesday 1 st, April fools day

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What To Do

The essentials!

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Take a tour • “Do Napoleon” • Visit Jonathan and Plantation House • See a Wirebird • Meet some Saints • Climb Jacob’s Ladder • Go by boat to Lemon Valley • Have a walk • Walk up Diana’s Peak • Admire the stars • Try our coffee • Taste Plo and local fishcakes • Visit our Museum • Dive our clear blue waters • Investigate our built heritage • Set off for a drive • Relax in Castle Gardens • Meet a donkey • Take lots of photographs • Do some shopping • Other suggestions • Read More • Article: “ Celebrating St Helena ”

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Where is St Helena?

How to find St Helena on a map

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Where in the world is St Helena • How to get here • First Map • British Overseas Territory • Shipping Lanes

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The Wirebird

Bird on a wire?

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About our Wirebird • Wirebird census results • Airport Danger • Read More • Article: “ St Helena - saving the wirebird from untimely ingestion ”

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Yachting

A convenient stopover in the South Atlantic

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Why Visit? • Tips • Some Statistics • In Emergency • ‘Ann’s Place’ • World Arc Rally • The St Helena High • The Governor’s Cup Yacht Race • Read More • Article: the trip up from Cape Town • Article: “ Ready Set Sail in St Helena ”

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Anything that didn’t fit in elsewhere

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Mystery Helicopter • Skandi Admiral: Supplying passing ships • Woodcuts of St Helena? • Estimated international arrivals • Population Graphic • Marine Reservoir Corrections: St Helena • Portraits of Lt. Gen. John Skelton and his wife Mary Moore Cassamajor Skelton • Old photographs • Angola invades St Helena

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