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Audio Index

All our sound clips

All lies and jest; still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
Simon and Garfunkel, The Boxer

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Index of all the sound clips that appear throughout Saint Helena Island Info

Audio Index

To listen to an audio file, either click on the filename (opens in a new window or tab, depending on your browser) or hover over the loudspeaker icon *.

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7wdianaspeaknationalparkrebeccacairnswicks.mp3

Seven Wonders of St Helena: Dr. Rebecca Cairns-Wicks for the Diana’s Peak National Park

Source: Manfred Rippich/Radio St Helena

The Seven Wonders of St Helena

Diana’s Peak National Park{a} Local conservationist Dr. Rebecca Cairns-Wicks. More on our Diana’s Peak page.

Diana’s Peak

Seven Wonders appeal: local conservationist, Dr. Rebecca Cairns-Wicks
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7wheartshapedwaterfallvincethompson.mp3

Seven Wonders of St Helena: Vince Thompson for the Heart shaped Waterfall

Source: Manfred Rippich/Radio St Helena

The Seven Wonders of St Helena

Heart Shaped Waterfall{a} Local journalist Vince Thompson. More on our The Heart Shaped Waterfall page.

The Heart Shaped Waterfall

Seven Wonders appeal: former St Helena National Trust Director, Vince Thompson
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7whighknollfortarchaeologistbenjeffs.mp3

Seven Wonders of St Helena: Ben Jeffs for High Knoll Fort

Source: Manfred Rippich/Radio St Helena

The Seven Wonders of St Helena

High Knoll Fort{a} Visiting archaeologist Ben Jeffs. More on our High Knoll Fort page.

High Knoll Fort

Seven Wonders appeal: visiting archaeologist, Ben Jeffs
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7wjacobsladderbarbarageorge.mp3

Seven Wonders of St Helena: Barbara George for Jacob’s Ladder

Source: Manfred Rippich/Radio St Helena

The Seven Wonders of St Helena

Jacob’s Ladder{a} Local historian Barbara George. More on our Jacob’s Ladder page.

Jacob’s Ladder

Seven Wonders appeal: local historian, Barbara George
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7wlongwoodhouseivyyonjoanthomasgeorgethomas.mp3

Seven Wonders of St Helena: Ivy Yon, Joan Thomas & George Thomas for Longwood House

Source: Manfred Rippich/Radio St Helena

The Seven Wonders of St Helena

"Longwood House{a} Ivy Yon, Joan Thomas & George Thomas. More on our Longwood House page."

Longwood House

Seven Wonders appeal: Ivy Yon, Joan Thomas & George Thomas
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7wnapoleonstombtrevormagellan.mp3

Seven Wonders of St Helena: Trevor Magellan for Napoleon’s Tomb

Source: Manfred Rippich/Radio St Helena

The Seven Wonders of St Helena

Napoleon’s Tomb{a} Trevor Magellan. More on our Napoleon’s Tomb page.

Napoleon’s Tomb

Seven Wonders appeal: Trevor Magellan
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7wstjameschurchcathyhopkins.mp3

Seven Wonders of St Helena: Cathy Hopkins for St. James’ Church

Source: Manfred Rippich/Radio St Helena

The Seven Wonders of St Helena

St. James’ Church{a} Church elder Cathy Hopkins. More on our St. James’ Church page.

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airportannouncement14march2005.mp3

Airport Announcement, 14th March 2005

Source: SaintFM (2004-2012)

Building St Helena Airport

Announcement, 14th March 2005
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angolainvades.mp3

BBC Radio Play: Angola invades St Helena, 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Building St Helena Airport

Angola Invades! BBC
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baptistchurchbell20200126.mp3

Baptist Church Bell

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Sounds of St Helena

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

Churches of St Helena

Hear the bell of the Jamestown Baptist Church
…one of the Sounds of St Helena
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bbcwsllillibullero.mp3

Lillibullero, former BBC World Service signature tune

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SAMS Radio 2

Lillibullero
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birdsroostingdofe20200201.mp3

Birds roosting, Duke of Edinburgh Playground

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Duke of Edinburgh Playground

Birds roosting in the playground trees
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Birds

Birds roosting, Duke of Edinburgh Playground
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Jamestown

Birds roosting, Duke of Edinburgh Playground
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

Birds roosting, Duke of Edinburgh Playground
…from Birds
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boerescapemrjohnson.mp3

Boer PoWs: Mr. Johnson recalling the escape of Andries Smorenburg

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Boer PoWs

Boer Escape, Mr Johnson

Escape!

Boer Escape, Mr Johnson

Speak Saint

Boer Escape, Mr Johnson
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bridgememorialclockjanuary2020.mp3

Bridge Memorial Clock

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Sounds of St Helena

Bridge Memorial Clock, chiming Midnight
…from Bridge Memorial Clock

Bridge Memorial Clock

Chiming Midnight
…one of the Sounds of St Helena
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churchstpaulsbell.mp3

Bell, St. Paul’s Cathedral

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

St. Paul’s Cathedral

Hear the bell (in the tower!)
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

Hear the bell of St. Paul’s Cathedral
…from St. Paul’s Cathedral
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crimesoftheweekoctober1982.mp3

Radio St Helena: Police 5 - Crimes-of-the-week, October 1982

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Radio St Helena

1982: ‘Police 5’ - the biggest crimes of the week!

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darkdalesidiyoung.mp3

Darkdale Rescue, Sidi Young

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Lost Ships

Darkdale, Sidi Young
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dawnchorusdofe20200202.mp3

‘Dawn Chorus’ Duke of Edinburgh Playground

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Duke of Edinburgh Playground

‘Dawn Chorus’ in the playground trees
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Birds

‘Dawn Chorus’, Duke of Edinburgh Playground
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Jamestown

‘Dawn Chorus’, Duke of Edinburgh Playground
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

‘Dawn Chorus’, Duke of Edinburgh Playground
…from Birds
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differencesfrom1962_charlesfraterin1991.mp3

Differences from 1962, Charles Frater in 1991

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Glossary

Changes since 1962
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donkeyandgoatroaming1976.mp3

Donkey and goat roaming, 1976

Source: Radio St Helena

Donkeys

Rodney Buckley: Control of Donkeys & Goats, 1976 (Radio St Helena)
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dotleodotscafetonyleorsh19890125.mp3

Dot Leo of Dot’s Café with Tony Leo, RSH 1989.01.25

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Fishcakes, and other food

Tony Leo, Radio St Helena, with Dot
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ericmgeorgetalkingaboutfibre1997.mp3

Eric M George talking about ‘fibre’ and other local music, 1997

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Important People

Eric M. George talks about ‘Fibre’ & other local music
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ericmgeorgeworldofmusic03200part9.mp3

Eric M George, World of Music (extract), March 2001

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Important People

‘A World of Music’ (extract)
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famousvisitorswelcomeprinceandrew.mp3

Song composed to welcome Prince Andrew to the island in 1984

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Famous Visitors

A song was composed to welcome the Prince to the island
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flaxstripperinoperationfairylandmill.mp3

Flax stripper in operation, Fairyland Mill

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

The Flax Industry

Flax Stripper in operation, 1960s{b}
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

Flax Stripper in operation, 1960s{b}
…from The Flax Industry
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flushingtherun.mp3

Flushing The Run

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Sounds of St Helena

Flushing The Run{2}
…from The Run

The Run

Flushing The Run{2}
…one of the Sounds of St Helena
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forgottencolony_icantbreathe_excerpt.mp3

ForgottenColony, ‘Caught in a Moment’ (excerpt)

Source: Forgotten Colony (band)

Forgotten Colony (band)

Clip: Caught in a Moment
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generalcronjejackthorpe.mp3

Jack Thorpe speaking about General Cronjé

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Boer PoWs

General Cronjé, Jack Thorpe
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govbakernewship19860521.mp3

Gov. Baker’s announcement of the new ship

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

RMS St Helena

Governor Baker’s announcement of the new ship:
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govbakerreimpendingmailairdrop198501.mp3

Gov. Baker re Impending Test Flight and Air-Mail drop, Jan 1985

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

The Governor of St Helena

1985: Governor Baker re Impending Test Flight and Air-Mail Drop

Building St Helena Airport

Air drop, Governor Baker
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governoralanhooleswearingin1991.mp3

Governor’s Oaths, Alan Hoole, 1991

Source: Copyright © 1991 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

The Governor of St Helena

1991: Governor Hoole, swearing in {c}

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governorclancyxmasmesage2006.mp3

Gov. Clancy, Xmas message 2006

Source: SaintFM (2004-2012)

The Governor of St Helena

2006: Governor Clancy’s Christmas Message

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governorguyfrommycollectionexcerpt.mp3

Radio St Helena: Ex-Gov. Guy, ‘From My Collection’ (excerpt)

Source: Museum of St Helena

The Governor of St Helena

Governor Guy: ‘From my collection’
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governorhollambyq5intro.mp3

Gov. Hollamby

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Quincentenary of St Helena

Governor Hollamby opening the celebrations

The Governor of St Helena

2002: Governor Hollamby starting the Quincentenary celebrations on 21st May

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governorrobertstimson19901130.mp3

Gov. Robert Stimson regarding the new RMS, 30th November 1990

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

The Governor of St Helena

1990: Governor Stimson, about the second RMS St Helena, on the occasion of her first arrival on 30th November (Radio St Helena)

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governorsirrobertalford1962.mp3

Gov. Sir Robert Alford, interviewed in 1962

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

The Governor of St Helena

1962: Governor Alford, speaking to a visiting film crew {d}

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governorsoaths2007gurr.mp3

Governor’s Oaths, 2007, Andrew Gurr

Source: SaintFM (2004-2012)

The Governor of St Helena

2007: Governor Gurr swearing the two oaths upon becoming Governor

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govguyopeningredhillwaterplant1979.mp3

Gov. Guy, Opening the Red Hill Water Treatment Plant, 1979

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Water

Governor Guy opening the Red Hill Water Treatment Plant

The Governor of St Helena

1979: Governor Guy opening the new Redhill Water Treatment Plant

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govhollambyprogressonairaccess20020304rsh.mp3

Gov. Hollamby: Progress on air access 4th March 2002

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Building St Helena Airport

Air Access progress, Governor Hollamby
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govlisaphillipsphconcert2016.mp3

Gov. Lisa Phillips, Plantation House Concert 2016

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

The Governor of St Helena

2016: Governor Phillips opening a music concert held in Plantation House

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govmassinghamabouthth1983.mp3

Gov. Massingham, about Construction in HTH, 1983

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Half Tree Hollow

Governor Massingham: Half Tree Hollow
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govmassinghampas.mp3

Gov. Massingham announces plan to create PAS

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Education

Governor Massingham announces plan for PAS, 5th April 1984 (during the visit of Prince Andrew)

The Governor of St Helena

1984: Governor Massingham announces plan for PAS, 5th April 1984 (during the visit of Prince Andrew)

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govsimpsonfarewelladdressrsh19910412.mp3

Gov. Stimson, Farewell address, April 1991

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

The Governor of St Helena

1991: Governor Stimson’s Farewell Address on Radio St Helena

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govsmallmanoath.mp3

Gov. Smallman takes the oath

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

The Governor of St Helena

1995: Governor Smallman takes the oath.

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govstimpsonnewelectoralregisterandrules19881104.mp3

Gov. Stimson, New Electoral Register and Rules, Nov. 1988

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Government

Governor Stimson: New Electoral Rules

The Governor of St Helena

1988: Governor Stimson talking on Radio St Helena about the elections in 1989.

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govthomasoateselectoralmatters.mp3

Gov. Thomas Oates, on electoral matters, 1973

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

The Governor of St Helena

1973: Governor Thomas Oates, Electoral Matters

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hollambywelcomeprincessroyal2002.mp3

Gov. Hollamby. Welcomes to the Princess Royal

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Famous Visitors

Governor Hollamby welcomes the Princess

The Governor of St Helena

2002: Governor Hollamby welcoming Princess Anne

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horatioclaire_fooc_bbc_r4_2012_12_22.mp3

‘From Our Own Correspondent’, 22nd December 2012, Horatio Claire on his recent visit to St Helena

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Christmas

‘From Our Own Correspondent’
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jacobsladderchallenge1982.mp3

Jacob’s Ladder Challenge, 1982

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Jacob’s Ladder

1982 Visitor making the challenge
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massingham1984.mp3

Gov. Massingham, interviewed in 1984

Source: Anglia Television

The Governor of St Helena

1984: Governor Massingham, interviewed about St Helena by the UK’s Anglia Television

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mattyjohnabirdinthehand.mp3

Matty John, A Bird in the hand

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Characters of St Helena

‘A Bird in the Hand’
Matty John{d}

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mattyjohndaisydaisy.mp3

Matty John, Daisy Daisy

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Characters of St Helena

‘Daisy Daisy’
Matty John{d}

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mattyjohninstrumental.mp3

Matty John, Instrumental

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Characters of St Helena

Instrumental
Matty John{d}

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mattyjohnmajubahill.mp3

Matty John, Majuba Hill

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Characters of St Helena

‘Majuba Hill’
Matty John{d}

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mattyjohnmightyspermwhale.mp3

Matty John and the “Mighty Sperm Whale”

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Whaling

‘The mighty sperm whale’
Matty John, 1962{d}

Characters of St Helena

‘The Mighty Sperm Whale’
Matty John{d}

Speak Saint

Matty John: ‘Mighty Sperm Whale’
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mattyjohnmontecarlo.mp3

Matty John, Monte Carlo

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Characters of St Helena

‘Monte Carlo’
Matty John{d}

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mattyjohnthebirdhasflew.mp3

Matty John, The Bird Has Flew

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Characters of St Helena

‘This Bird Has Flew’
Matty John{d}

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mattyjohnthepapersong.mp3

Matty John, The Paper Song

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Characters of St Helena

‘The Paper Song’
Matty John{d}

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mysthelenaisland.mp3

National Song, “My St Helena Island”

Source: Dave Mitchell

Our national song, ‘My St Helena Island’

‘My St Helena Island’
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omanseaonesinkinginterviewharoldhenrychiefcook19910904.mp3

Oman Sea One Sinking - Interview with survivor Harold Henry, Chief Cook, Sept 1991

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Lost Ships

MV Oman Sea One survivor
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peaceabledovesinjamestown.mp3

Peaceful Doves in Jamestown

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Birds

Peaceful Doves in Jamestown
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

Peaceful Doves in Jamestown
…from Birds
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persistenceprizefortonyleo.mp3

Radio St Helena: Persistence prize for Tony Leo

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Radio St Helena

UNDATED: Tony Leo deserves a persistence prize for handling a shy interviewee and a load of chickens!

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petersfamilysingsoldutch.mp3

The Peters Family sing “Ol’ Dutch”

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Country Music

Peters Family Sings
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petitionregardingentryintobritainrsh.mp3

Tony Leo with a promotion for signing the Citizenship petition

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Radio St Helena

UNDATED: Tony Leo with a promotion for signing the Citizenship petition

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pillingschoolplaytime20200129.mp3

Pilling School Playtime

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Education

Pilling School at playtime
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

Pilling School at playtime
…from Education
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radiosthelenaclosedown.mp3

Radio St Helena: Tony Leo closing down at 22:23h on Friday 10th November 1995

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1995: Tony Leo closing down the station at 22:23h on Friday 10th November

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radiosthelenatapes.mp3

Radio St Helena Tapes Mix

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

Mix from the archive recordings{e}
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rediscoveryoftheebony.mp3

George Benjamin; Re-discovery of The Ebony

Source: Copyright © 1991 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

National Flower

Hear George Benjamin speaking about the re-discovery of the Ebony, recorded in 1991{c}
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rmsbreakdown1999.mp3

Governor Hollamby: RMS Breakdown, 1999

Source: Radio St Helena

RMS St Helena

Governor Hollamby: Breakdown of the RMS St Helena, 1999 (Radio St Helena)
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rmshorn.mp3

RMS (second) Horn (Departure)

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

RMS St Helena

‘Blowing Off’


…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

Horn, Second RMS St Helena
…from RMS St Helena
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rmsimportancegurr2010.mp3

Gov. Gurr, The importance of the RMS, 2010

Source: SaintFM (2004-2012)

RMS St Helena

Our lifeline

The Governor of St Helena

2010: Governor Gurr talking about the RMS St Helena

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rmsv1firenov1984.mp3

RMS (first) fire, November 1984

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

RMS St Helena

Fire, Nov. 1984
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rmsv1horndeparture.mp3

RMS (first) Horn (departure)

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Sounds of St Helena

Horn, First RMS St Helena
…from RMS St Helena

RMS St Helena

Horn:
…one of the Sounds of St Helena
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rmsv1mealgong.mp3

RMS (first) meal ‘gong’

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

RMS St Helena

Meal ‘Gong’:
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

Meal Gong, First RMS St Helena
…from RMS St Helena
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rmswelcome19901130.mp3

RMS (second): Welcoming, 30th November 1990

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

RMS St Helena

Arrival 30th November 1990

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rsh1984stationintro.mp3

Radio St Helena: 1984 Station Introduction (partial)

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1984: Station introduction (partial; VOX unknown)

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rshaprilfool1985.mp3

April Fool, 1985

Source: Radio St Helena

Radio St Helena

1985: ‘April Foll’ for 1st April 1985

Holidays and other festivals

April Fool, 1st April 1985 (Radio St Helena)
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rshcallup1967.mp3

Radio St Helena: Callup, 1967

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Radio St Helena

1967: The original ‘Station Callup{f}{3}

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rshclosedown20121225.mp3

Radio St Helena: Closedown - the final hour up to midnight 25th December 2012

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

2012: Closedown - the final hour up to midnight (with copyrighted music removed)

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rshclosedown2130h1977.mp3

Radio St Helena: Closedown at 21:30h, 1977

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1977: Closedown at 9:30pm with short National Anthem, re-open tomorrow at 3:30pm. Voluntary presenter Beverley.

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rshday1993openandgovernor.mp3

Radio St Helena Day 15th October 1993: Tony Leo introducing and speech from Gov. Hoole

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1993: Radio St Helena Day 15th October, Tony Leo introducing and speech from Governor Hoole

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rshday19991023_pedrocastro.mp3

Radio St Helena Day, 1999

Source: Pedro Castro, Brazil

Radio St Helena

1999: Radio St Helena Day 23rd October, Station ID & Ralph Peters{g}

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rshday2009garywalterspaulwalker.mp3

Radio St Helena Day, 2009, Gary Walters & Paul Walker

Source: Paul Weller, then producer on WGGH-AM 1150 Marion, IL (the inserts were recorded in the USA and mailed over)

Radio St Helena

2009: Radio St Helena Day Ident by Paul Walker, Gary Walters’ programme{h}

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rshday2009tonyleopaulwalker.mp3

Radio St Helena Day, 2009, Tony Leo & Paul Walker

Source: Paul Weller, then producer on WGGH-AM 1150 Marion, IL (the inserts were recorded in the USA and mailed over)

Radio St Helena

2009: Radio St Helena Day Ident by Paul Walker, Tony Leo’s programme{h}

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rshfanfareandlifeontheoceanwave1996.mp3

Radio St Helena: Opening; Fanfare and ‘A life on the ocean wave’, 1996

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1996: Station Opening: Fanfare and ‘A life on the ocean wave’

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rshfistlivecommentary19740224.mp3

Radio St Helena: first live football commentary 24th February 1974

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Radio St Helena

1974: First live commentary from a Football Match on Francis Plain - Bell Boys vs Rockets

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rshgostsofplantationhouse.mp3

The Ghosts of Plantation House

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Ghost Stories of St Helena

Ghosts of Plantation House
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rshidralphstarteveningshuttle.mp3

Radio St Helena: Station ID then Ralph Peters starts ‘Evening Shuttle’

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Radio St Helena

1996: Ralph Peters opens ‘Evening Shuttle’, 17th February, with ID

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rshjingle1992.mp3

Radio St Helena: Station Ident, 1992

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1992: Radio St Helena Station Ident

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rshjingleandnews1995.mp3

Radio St Helena: Jingle and local news, Joy Lawrence, 1995

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1995: Jingle and local news, Joy Lawrence (off-air; local)

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rshjohncliffordsignoffmagpieoct1983.mp3

Radio St Helena: John Clifford signs off ‘Magpie’, October 1983

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Radio St Helena

1983: John Clifford signs off ‘Magpie’

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rshmagpietonydiscoversecho1979.mp3

Radio St Helena: Tony Leo discovers the echo chamber, 1979

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Radio St Helena

1979: Tony Leo discovers the Echo Chamber - ‘Magpie’ programme ident.{4}

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rshnews19941014deathofsthelenaolive.mp3

Radio St Helena: 14th October 1994, Local News: Death of the Last Wild St Helena Olive

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1994: Local News 14th October: Death of the last wild St Helena Olive

Endemic Species

Death of the St Helena Olive
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rshnews20100330.mp3

Radio St Helena: News, 30th March 2010

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

2010: Radio news for 1pm on Tuesday 30th March, read by Claire Bennett

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rshprogrammeidtonysshow.mp3

Programme ID for ‘Tony’s Show’

Source: Radio St Helena

Radio St Helena

UNDATED: Programme ID for ‘Tony’s Show’

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rshralphpetersprimetime20051215.mp3

Radio St Helena: Ralph Peters with ‘Prime Time’, 15th December 2005

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

2005: Ralph Peters with ‘Prime Time’, 15th December (off-air: local)

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rshrashday19901006newsandintro.mp3

Radio St Helena Day 1990, 6th October 1990 20:00h Tony Leo & Joy Lawrence

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

UNDATED: Radio St Helena Day 6th October, 20:00h Tony Leo & Joy Lawrence, 1990

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rshrashday19901006phonecallnewyork.mp3

Radio St Helena Day 1990, 6th October, Joy Lawrence & ‘phone call from New York

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1990: Radio St Helena Day 6th October, Joy Lawrence & ‘phone call from New York

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rshrashday19901006phonecalluk.mp3

Radio St Helena Day 1990, 6th October, Joy Lawrence & ‘phone call from the UK

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1990: Radio St Helena Day 6th October, Joy Lawrence & ‘phone call from the UK

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rshrashday1992close.mp3

Radio St Helena Day 1992, 23rd October, Tony Leo signing off

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1992: Radio St Helena Day 23rd October, Tony Leo signing off

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rshrashday1996offair.mp3

Radio St Helena Day 1996

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1996: Radio St Helena Day 1996 (off-air: SW radio)

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rshrashday2006offair.mp3

Radio St Helena Day 2006, official announcement then Stedson Francis

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

2006: Radio St Helena Day, official announcement then Stedson Francis (off-air, recorded in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A.{5})

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rshsong1997.mp3

Radio St Helena: “Operating 1548”, a song about the station(1981)

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1981: “Operating 1548”, a song about Radio St Helena composed and performed by Bettie Crowie and others{6}

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rshstationid2012.mp3

Radio St Helena: Station Identification, 2012

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

2012: Station Identification (VOX: unknown)

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rshstationidentrashday19901006.mp3

Radio St Helena Day 1990, 6th October, Station Identification by Tony Leo

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

1990: Station Identification from Radio St Helena Day 6th October (VOX: Tony Leo)

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rshtonyleoequipmentfightingback.mp3

Radio St Helena: Tony Leo with the equipment fighting back!, 2012

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Radio St Helena

2012: Tony Leo with the equipment fighting back!

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runflowing20200216.mp3

The Run, flowing after heavy rain

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

The Run

The Run, flowing after heavy rain
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

The Run, flowing after heavy rain
…from The Run
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saintfm2004to2012advertisetrailer.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): Promo for advertising on SaintFM and the St Helena Independent

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Advertise on SaintFM

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saintfm2004to2012emmajanestationid.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): Emma-Jane [Yon] Personal and Station ID

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Emma-Jane [Yon] Personal and Station ID

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saintfm2004to2012governorgurr.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): Start of Gov. Andrew Gurr’s programme, Christmas 2007

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Start of Governor Andrew Gurr’s programme, Christmas 2007

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saintfm2004to2012launchof93point1.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): Launch of transmission on 93.1MHz

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Launch of transmission on 93.1MHz

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saintfm2004to2012martinhallam.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): Attempt to interview Chief Secretary Martin Hallam (‘Biggles’)

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Attempt to interview Chief Secretary Martin Hallam (‘Biggles’)

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saintfm2004to2012newsdrillingrig.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): News extract - problem with the water drilling

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

News extract - problem with the water drilling

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saintfm2004to2012newssponsorcableandwireless.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): Cable & Wireless sponsored the SaintFM News broadcasts

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Cable & Wireless sponsored the SaintFM News broadcasts

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saintfm2004to2012prelaunchpromo.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): Pre-launch promo, used as part of the test transmissions

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Pre-launch promo, used as part of the test transmissions

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saintfm2004to2012promobertconstantine.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): Promo for Bert Constantine’s Country Music programme

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Promo for Bert Constantine’s Country Music programme

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saintfm2004to2012stationclosedown.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): Mike Olsson closing down SaintFM on 21st December 2012

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Mike Olsson closing down SaintFM at 4pm on 21st December 2012{7}{9}

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saintfm2004to2012stationid.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): “Discover the difference” Station ID

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

“Discover the difference” Station ID

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saintfm2004to2012wakeupcallpromo.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): Promo for the “Wake-up call” programme

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

“Wake-up call” programme

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saintfm2004to2012websitepromo.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): Promo for the SaintFM website

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Station website

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saintfm2004to2012yougotmilk.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012): Advert for Milk at Thorpe’s

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

SaintFM (2004-2012)

You’ve got milk

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sainthelenabandfriendlybenefitsocietyslowmarch.mp3

Saint Helena Band, Friendly Benefit Society Slow March

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

The Friendly Societies

St Helena Band, Slow March{d}
Mechanics & Friendly Benefits Society
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

St Helena Band, Slow March, 1962{d}
Mechanics & Friendly Benefits Society
…from The Friendly Societies
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salvationarmyband1962.mp3

Salvation Army Band, 1962

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Sounds of St Helena

Salvation Army Band, 1962{d}
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seasidewaves20200126.mp3

Seaside Waves

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

About This Site

Example audio file{8}
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Jamestown

Waves at the Seaside
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

Waves at the Seaside, Jamestown
…from Jamestown
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skifflegroup1962.mp3

Skiffle Group, 1962

Source: Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}

Sounds of St Helena

Skiffle Group, 1962{d}
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soundsofcarnival1983.mp3

Sounds of Carnival, 1983

Source: St Helena National Trust

Carnival

Carnival, 1983{i}
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

Carnival, 1983{i}
…from Carnival
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speakingsaintoverheardinwarrens.mp3

“Overheard in Warrens”

Source: Creative St Helena

Speak Saint

Overheard in Warrens
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standard20210829.mp3

Entertainment at The Standard, 29 August 2021

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Sounds of St Helena

Live music at The Standard{j}
…from Historic Buildings In Brief - Jamestown

Jamestown

Live music at The Standard
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Where To Stay

Live music at The Standard
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Historic Buildings In Brief - Jamestown

The Standard Live, 29th August 2021
…one of the Sounds of St Helena
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stfma_coffeeshop.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012) adverts: Coffee Shop

Source: SaintFM (2004-2012)

SaintFM (2004-2012)

The dreaded “Coffee Shop” jingle
(in The Leisure Park)

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stfma_pwsd.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012) adverts: PW&SD

Source: SaintFM (2004-2012)

SaintFM (2004-2012)

We built this city
(Public Works & Services)

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stfma_queenmary_prices.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012) adverts: Queen Mary

Source: SaintFM (2004-2012)

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Make your money go further
(Victoria and Queen Mary Stores)

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stfma_station_lunchtimeshow.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012) adverts: Lunchtime Show

Source: SaintFM (2004-2012)

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Emma-Jane’s Lunchtime Show Isn’t that also Vincent Price?

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stfma_thorpes_banyan.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012) adverts: Banyan Cottage

Source: SaintFM (2004-2012)

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Banyan Cottage

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stfma_thorpes_diefly.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012) adverts: Die Fly!

Source: SaintFM (2004-2012)

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Die, fly, die!

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stfma_thorpes_oil.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012) adverts: Oil

Source: SaintFM (2004-2012)

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Oil

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stfma_thorpes_wellies.mp3

SaintFM (2004 to 2012) adverts: Wellies

Source: SaintFM (2004-2012)

SaintFM (2004-2012)

Wellies

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sthelenabandopeningofthesupremecourtapril1975.mp3

St Helena Band at the opening of the Supreme Court, April 1974

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Sounds of St Helena

St Helena Band at the opening of the Supreme Court, April 1974
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stjameschurchbell.mp3

Bell, St. James’ Church

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

St. James’ Church

Hear the bell of St. James’ Church
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

Hear the bell of St. James’ Church
…from St. James’ Church
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stjamesclockrefurbishment1994.mp3

St. James’ clock refurbishment, 1994

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

St. James’ Church

Bishop Rushton interviewed by Natasha Clingham for Radio St Helena, 1994
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stpaulslemonvalley.mp3

Song about Lemon Valley

Source: Burgh House Media Productions audio collection

Lemon Valley

Song: ‘Visit Lemon Valley’

St Pauls

Song: ‘Visit Lemon Valley’
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tappingthebellstone.mp3

Bellstone, Tapping

Source: Oliver Sanders

Levelwood

Tapping the Bellstone
…one of the Sounds of St Helena

Sounds of St Helena

Tapping the Bellstone
…from Levelwood
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televisionopeningmarch1995.mp3

Television official opening, March 1995

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Television

Formal launch of the island TV service, 1995
(Radio St Helena)
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televisiontestingseptember1991.mp3

Television testing, September 1991

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Television

Demonstrating reception of television from satellite, 1991
(Radio St Helena)
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watershortageupdate20161218samsradionews.mp3

Water shortage update on Radio News 2016 12 18

Source: SAMS Radio 1

Water

Water shortage news, SAMS Radio 1 18th December 2016
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weatherwhirlwindonsthelena1993johnbailey.mp3

A whirlwind on St Helena, 1993

Source: Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions

Weather and climate

Whirlwind, John Bailey
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wom07212015c.mp3

Radio programme on St Helena, 21st July 2015

Source: New Hampshire Public Radio

Building St Helena Airport

New Hampshire Public Radio

Credits:
{a} Manfred Rippich/Radio St Helena{b} Radio St Helena/Museum of St Helena, digitised by Burgh House Media Productions{c} Copyright © 1991 Film Unit, used with permission{1}{d} Copyright © 1962 Film Unit, used with permission{1}{e} Made for the St Helena Heritage Society AGM 2019 by Burgh House Media Productions{f} Museum of St Helena{g} Pedro Castro, Brazil{h} Paul Weller, then producer on WGGH-AM 1150 Marion, IL (the inserts were recorded in the USA and mailed over){i} St Helena National Trust{j} Recorded by the editor of this website from his balcony on 29th August 2021 c.10pm

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Footnotes:
{1} Reproduced for educational non-commercial use only; all copyrights are acknowledged.{2} The thumping sounds are larger objects being washed down by the force of the water.{3} The full Callup had 11 trumpet calls; we abbreviated it. The voice is Information Officer George Lawrence. Note the original frequency: 1511KHz, 200m.{4} Can anyone tell us a) what he was on; and b) where we can get some…?{5} Full recording available here: archive.org/details/RadioSt.HelenaProjectEDIT1A2MONO.{6} If you can give us any more information about this song please contact us.{7} Even lower than normal resolution - sorry, but it was not our recording!{8} Waves at the Seaside in Jamestown.{9} We do not normally reproduce copyrighted music but in this case we have made an exception{1}. If you own the copyright to “The Carnival Is Over” by The Seekers and object to us including this extremely low resolution copy on our site please contact us.

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