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Friends of St Helena

Founded in March 1988

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Friends of St Helena provides information on St Helena and practical support to the St Helenian community

Friends of St Helena


The current Friends of St Helena was founded in March 1988{1} with two aims:

Information about St Helena, Ascension Island and Tristan da Cunha is provided through the Friends of St Helena website, magazines and talks at our meetings. We have supported many projects including a charity for the physically disabled, the development of the St Helena Museum and the High Knoll Restoration appeal.

We hold two meetings each year, usually in early June (our AGM) and in the Autumn. At meetings, individuals closely involved with St Helena give presentations. We also regularly send members two free magazines. The St Helena Connection is a full-colour magazine published twice a year with news from the islands, the Society and diverse articles on people, history and ecology. In addition, we also publish Wirebird{2} each year, usually having longer articles with a historical theme. Copies are also available on St Helena at the Museum of St Helena and at the Art & Crafts Association Shop in Jamestown.

Our web site has numerous features including a members-only section. Members can access magazine back numbers and also find information about St Helena’s history and genealogy. Our St Helena News Page is updated on an almost daily basis.

Friends of St Helena Magazines

Come and join Friends of St Helena, a registered charity (UK Registered Charity No 1000321) - its members have a keen interest and love for St Helena and its people. Membership is open to individuals of any nationality.

Friends of St Helena should not be confused with the Friendly Societies that operated on St Helena from the 19th Century.

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{1} An earlier ‘Friends of St Helena’ was formed in the UK in January 1939. The chairman was a former governor and Philip Gosse a founder member.{2} The four ‘Wirebird’ publications should not be confused.