Sounds of St Helena

Hear the island

Play it once, Sam, for old times’ sake. Play ‘As Time Goes By’{1}
Ilsa Lund in the film Casablanca

There are plenty of opportunities on Saint Helena Island Info to see St Helena; here are some to hear it

Sounds of St Helena

Below: Contemporary Sounds • Other Sounds

This page features informal recordings - things just happening - to give an audio flavour of daily life on St Helena. Most of these sounds also appear on the page where they are relevant, as indicated. A great many other more formal recordings - speeches, radio broadcasts, etc. - also appear on this site.

Contemporary Sounds

Most of the sounds below were recorded for Saint Helena Island Info by Burgh House Media Productions from 2019 to 2020.

Below: Nature • Structures

Nature

Mynahs roosting, Duke of Edinburgh Playground, 24th October 2019
…from Birds

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Peaceful Doves in Jamestown
…from Birds

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Tapping the Bellstone
…from Levelwood

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Waves at the Seaside, Jamestown
…from Jamestown

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Structures

Bridge Memorial Clock, chiming Midnight, January 2020
…from Bridge Memorial Clock

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Hear the bell of St. James’ Church
…from St. James’ Church

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Hear the bell of St. Paul’s Cathedral
…from St. Paul’s Cathedral

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Hear the bell of the Jamestown Baptist Church
…from Churches of St Helena

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Other Sounds

These are sundry recordings that may be of interest.

Skiffle Group, 1962{a}

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Salvation Army Band, 1962{a}

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St Helena Band, Slow March{a}
Mechanics & Friendly Benefits Society
…from The Friendly Societies

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Flax Stripper in operation, 1960s{b}
…from The Flax Industry

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Carnival, 1983{c}
…from Carnival

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Laugh at funny Sounds of St Helena humour - LOL

Credits:
{a} Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{2}{b} Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions{c} St Helena National Trust

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Footnotes:
{1} Usually (incorrectly) rendered as Play it again, Sam.{2} Reproduced for educational non-commercial use only; all copyrights are acknowledged.

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