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All the pages on the site, in alphabetic order of page title

A • B • C • D • E • F • G • H • I • J • L • M • N • O • P • Q • R • S • T • U • V • W • Y • Z

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What is this site for? • How to use Saint Helena Island Info • If you have a question • Island History • Material we have used • Updates and Site History • Regulation • Beware of impostors! • ‘What the Saints did next ’ • Technical Information • Who is ‘we’? • Read More

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How do we know this? • Why is this? • What does this mean? • Even Jamestown? • Read More

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About Alarm Forest • Stay here? • The Briars • The future • Read More

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History • The radio scene today • World War 2 • World Amateur Radio Day • Read More

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William John Burchell, 1805-1810 • G H Bellasis, 1814-1815 • Denzil Ibbetson, 1815-1823 • JE Fowler, 1863 • Erich Mayer, 1900-1902 • F. Oswell Jones, 1949-1959 • Roland Svensson, 1968 • Iris Linsi, 1994 • Others discussed elsewhere • Even more • International Artists’ Day

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One of three • About Ascension Island • One that got away

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Light Pollution • Other advantages • Walking in the footsteps • The Night Sky • The Southern Cross • Read More

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Context • The Vice-Admiralty Court • Life after ‘liberation’ • The ‘Slave Graves’ • Slavery Commemorations • Read More

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History • Beekeeping today • Honey Import Ban • If you discover a swarm • Fascinating Bee Facts • World Bee Day • Read More

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Early European Explorers • Sailing to The Cape • ‘Stone Age’ Inhabitant(s)? • Read More

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Bringing the two together • At The Briars • In Longwood • The Balcombes Depart • Read More

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On other pages • Our eclectic collection • Visitors • Domesticated Fowl • Failed Introductions • Extinct Endemics • Read More

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“Visitor” Blogs • History Blogs • Other Blogs • Any more? • Read More

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The what? • Useful because • And today?

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

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About Blue Magic • Read More

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In advance • Arrival • Camp Life • Boer Cemetery • Escapees • Departure (for most) • Events Database • Impact on St Helena • Read More

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Napoleon, and before • Later History • Today • Read More

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Erection • History • ‘Standing Tall’ • Read More

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Before Settlement • 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

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The Events

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A long time coming • Building the Airport • An Air Service at last! • St Helena Airport Game • ‘How will St Helena change?’ • Read More

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What happens for Carnival • Images of Carnival • Read More

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History • The Castle Today • Castle Images • Myths and Legends • Read More

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Where is it and what’s there? • History • The Fountain • The Waterwitch Monument • Ann’s Place • ‘No Loitering’ • Read More

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What and where? • Why the name? • The name stuck

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People • Some Honourable Mentions • We’d like to know more about • Read More

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How we celebrate Christmas • Images of Christmas • Christmas Past • A snowman in St Helena? • Read More

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Select by year range • Select by month and/or day • Select using key words • ‘What the Saints did next ’ • Statistics • Read More

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Important Churches • Other religious buildings • Churchyards • The Portuguese Chapel, Jamestown • A curious bell • Related Structures • Religion on St Helena • Read More

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

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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 - the Artificial Reef • Dreams • Want to buy one? • Some older cars • Project? • Read More

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The history of our coffee • St Helena coffee today • Protected Coffee? • International Coffee Day • Read More

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Post • Freight • Telephones • Internet and Email • Radio • Television • Communications Companies • Issues • Read More

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About The Community Development Organisation • Contacts:

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The Community Pages Pages • Others • Sectors • Community Days

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Our Comparative History

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Parameters • Your Feedback

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What it is • Changes Needed • How is our Constitution revised? • Read More

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Contact Options • Meet us in person

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Do you want • Can you cope with • How to live here • What to bring (and what to leave behind) • Bringing or buying a vehicle • Will I ever be a Saint? • Read More

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Country music and St Helena • Why? • Local Country • Take part! • Country Music Day • Other music • Read More

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About Us • IN+VENTIVE • Books • Contact

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Credits to contributors

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Tours • Cruise Ship Markets • Visitors’ Comments • Failure to land - what to do • Early cruise ship visitors • Read More

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What is ‘Dark Tourism’? • The darker aspects of St Helena’s history. • Tips for Exploring • Dark History Tours • Read More

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Dead Links

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The MV Frontier, 1994 • The MV Bedgellett, 2001 • The MV Atlantic Rose, 2006 • The MV Portzic, 2008 • And also • Read More

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Not just one, but three • The Diana’s Peak National Park • Walking Diana’s Peak • Names confusion • But who was Diana? • Seven Wonders of St Helena Voting • Read More

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What we know • What we think we know • Pro Bono • The DWS in action • Remnants • Keeping in touch • Read More

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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 • Events • Read More

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Wrecks to explore • Facts/Laws/Etc. • A selection of dive sites • The St Helena Dive Club • Dive Companies • Read More

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Watching dolphins • Whales, whale sharks, etc • And while you’re out there • World Dolphin Day • Read More

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History • The Present Day • Donkey Facts • Meet a donkey! • A New Beginning? • ‘You have donkeys; why not horses?’ • World Donkey Day • Read More

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Santa Elena • We can’t find the penguins • Pitcairn Island has been moved! • Tristan da Cunha has been moved! • National Library of Australia • The Daily Mail • Mis-coverage of our new Air Service • 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 • It was ever thus • Read More

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Index of Downloads

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Your vehicle • Driving Technique • 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 - the Artificial Reef • Jamestown Parking Proposals, November 2016 • And finally • Read More

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Origins • The Duke of Edinburgh Playground • Decline • The Trees • The Duke of Edinburgh Car Park • A Playground Again? • Read More

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A Portuguese Island, 1502-1633 • A Dutch Island, 1633-1659 • An English Island, 1659-

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Maundy Thursday Fishing • Camping • Read More

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Company History • St Helena • The Dutch East India Company (VoC) • Read More

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An Overview • Some key people • Premises, Premises • ‘Clara’s School’ • What schools were there, and when? • Recognise anybody? • International Days • Read More

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The facts • Invertebrates (‘bugs’) • Trees, Ferns, mosses, etc. • ‘Gobblegheer’ • Fish • Others, now probably extinct • Sinners • Why are so many endemics called ‘Bastard ’? • Celebrations • Read More

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Overview of this site

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The first (recorded) escapee • The Jackson mutineers of 1693 • The Century of Escapes • Many plots; Zero escapes • Andries Smorenburg’s crate • Captain Willem Merk and his yacht Frontier • HM Prison, Jamestown • Sanctioned departures • Read More

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Fernão Lopez (c.1516-1545) • Napoleon Bonaparte (1815-1821) • Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (1890-1897) • Boer PoWs (1900-1902) • Zulu Poll Tax Prisoners (1907-1910) • Sayyid Khalid bin Barghash Al-Busaid (1917-1921) • Bahraini Prisoners (1957-1961) • Almost, but not quite • What’s wrong? • Read More

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Studying Space from St Helena • Space Treaties • Other Contacts • Our 16th Century Astronaut • Read More

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Please don’t • Who to contact • How to find a pen-pal • Did your person do something notable on St Helena? • Read More

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1502: João da Nova • 1515: Dürer’s Rhinoceros • 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 • 1784: Fletcher Christian • 1792: Captain Bligh • 1805: The Duke of Wellington • 1816: ‘Raffles’ • 1817: William Thackeray • 1836: Charles Darwin • 1838: Prince William Henry Frederick of Holland • 1840: Prince de Joinville • 1852: SS Great Britain • 1860: HRH Prince Alfred • 1880: Empress Eugénie • 1880 Prince Albert William Heinrich of Prussia • 1898: Joshua Slocum • 1900: Lord Roberts • 1910: Duke of Connaught • 1925: HRH Edward, Prince of Wales • 1929: E M Forster • 1930: Evelyn Waugh • 1936: Lord and Lady Baden-Powell • 1938: Princess Marie Louise • 1947: HRH King George VI • 1957: HRH The Duke of Edinburgh • 1984: HRH Prince Andrew • 2002: HRH Anne, The Princess Royal • Infamous visitors? • Read More

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Well known history • Provenance • The story • A similar story • So is the ‘commonly known history’ wrong?

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Recipes • How to go food shopping on St Helena • Restaurants • World Food Day • Read More

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Climate & Currents • So what is caught? • History • Decline • Sport Fishing • Fishing from the rocks • Inshore Fishing • Freshwater Fishing • The Law • Local and Scientific names • St Helena Commercial Fishermen’s Association • Read More

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Early Days • Mr Mosely’s curing business • Between the wars • Inward Investors • Fisheries Corporation (SHFC) • Emperor Brand Tuna • Crab Fishing - The Oman Sea One • Tesco • Argos Atlantic • Government Ownership • Saints Tuna Corporation (PQ Trading) • The Future • Read More

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Our flag • Our Coat of Arms • Our Public Seal • Where is the flag flown? • Other flags and crests • The official crest • The motto mystery • Read More

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History • The industry at work • Remnants today • Read More

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Scheduled Commercial Air Service • Check-in times • Other Airport Uses • ‘Category C’ • Other Flying Things • St Helena Airport Game • Poem • Fake Telephone • Read More

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Regulations & Charges • Fuel Available • Other Useful Information • Other Flying Things • St Helena Airport Game • Celebrations • Read More

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About • Who • Caught in a Moment • Latest Information

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History • Gallery • Cockburn’s Battery • Banks Battery collapse, 2010 • Read More

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What is Freedom of Information? • Doesn’t the UK’s Freedom of Information Act apply? • Who is behind the campaign? • What has actually been done? • International Right to Know Day • Read More

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The Frequently Asked Questions • Peculiar Questions Asked

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The Frequently Asked Questions

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History • Societies in more detail • Friendly Societies Union • Read More

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Aims

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The Index

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The Myth • Formation • Resultant geology • Erosion: how we got the current island profile • Seamounts • Earthquakes • Geology-related • Read More

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Anyone can get married here! • Photos • Some history • Marriage Day • Read More

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

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The Runaway enslaved • The Phantoms of West Lodge • The High Knoll execution • The Ghosts of Pilling School • Free Molly • Kingshurst Community Centre • The Ghosts of Plantation House • The mysterious concierge • The mutineers of Alarm House • Lowry’s Cell • Bishop Welby • The Phantom Ship • Bertrand’s Cottage • Fragments • Ghosts at the CCC? • Superstitions • World Paranormal Day • Read More

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Businesses • Medical Terms • Places • UK Government • Other Terms

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The Sea • Our Swimming Pool • A Swimming Story • Read More

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Government Today • History • Independence? • Youth Parliament • Do and Don’t Do • ‘Hansard’ • British Overseas Territory • Read More

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Role of The Governor • History of Governors of St Helena • Governors: Audio • Governor Janisch Memorial • That could have gone better • Read More

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Concept • Race History • Some of the trophies • How do the yachts get home ? • Read More

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Description • When was the hat worn? • Why is it no longer used? • Read More

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About Gravity Rush • Gravity Rush 2015 • Gravity Rush in pictures • Read More

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History of the wall • The wall today • Read More

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Introduction • Guns and their Sites • Munitions • More gun stuff • Read More

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What’s Here? • Stay here? • History • Read More

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The waterfall itself • Seven Wonders of St Helena Voting • Name • Barnes Road • Read More

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Can you just give a message to • I’ve decided I’m moving to St Helena. Can you help? • Would you like to buy my product/service? It’s great and • Will you exchange stamps/postcards/banknotes/coins/etc. with me? • Can you help me research the history of St Helena? • Can you help me find a pen-pal on St Helena? • Can you help me find work, set up a business or set up trading links with a St Helena business? • Can you help with permanent residence in St Helena? • Can you help me research my family’s history on St Helena? • Can you help me find a property to rent in St Helena?

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History • Rough Plan • Early 21st Century • Use Today • Other Photos • Seven Wonders of St Helena Voting • Read More

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Jan Huygen van 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 • Others • Saints • Read More

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Buildings Map • The Market • Flax Mills • Other • How buildings change • Restoration problems • Lost and almost-lost Buildings • The Model Cottage Mystery • The ‘Listing’ system • Read More

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Signal House • Boer Cemetery • Quarantine Station, Lemon Valley • Bertrand’s Cottage • Three Tanks • Hay Town House • Prince’s Lodge • Clifftop House • Farm Lodge • Alarm House • Rose Cottage • Read More

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The Prison • The Arch • The Post Office • Foresters’ Hall • Musk’s Bakery • Yacht Club HQ • Association Hall • 1-3 Main Street • Poor Society Building • The Moon • Wellington House • ‘The Standard’ • Which Graveyard? • Read More

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About • Built Heritage Report • Replacing Crallan • Update 2021 • See The HER • Read More

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Public Holidays Calendar • Other significant days that are not official holidays • Read More

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Grand Country Houses • Ordinary houses • Where do people live? • Addresses • Buy property here? • Developments • Government Landlord Houses • Read More

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122Km² • By comparison • Read More

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What are Human Rights? • Developing Human Rights on St Helena • Free To Be Me • Contacting the Equality & Human Rights Office • Celebrations • Read More

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Search

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Website Use • Copyright • Warnings • Technical Information • Read More

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George Gabriel Powell (c. 1710-1779) • Sir William Webber Doveton (1753-1843) • Saul Solomon (1776-1852) • Clara George (1784-1859) • 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) • Winifred Ida Walcott (?-1941) • Eric ‘Mr. Music’ George MBE (1936-2001) • Johnny Drummond (1956-2003) • Cathy Hopkins MBE (1946-2017) • Some Honourable Mentions • Read More

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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’ • Late 19th Century: Coal • 1907: Lace • 1908: Fish Processing & Canning • 1914: Flax • 1935: Lily Bulbs • 1984: Coins • 1994: Coffee Production • Others • Why did they fail? • The Future? • Read More

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Our activity pages • Our history pages • Our people pages • Our place pages • Our nature pages • Our structures pages • Our pictures pages • All our information pages • The Community pages • The Seven Wonders of St Helena • Our National Symbols • And if all else fails

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Annual events this month • Events Database items this month • This Month in World History

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Annual events this week • This week from our Events Database • This Year in past Centuries • This month in St Helena’s history • Statistics

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Overview of this site

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Background to the invasion • The invasion • The English are coming back! • Down but not out • Places and people of note • A Constitutional issue • Read More

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Major events of the conflict • Appeals to ‘Join Up’ • Military Radio • St Helena wartime events • Events Database • Read More

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Major events of the conflict • War Stories • Military Radio • U-68 • St Helena wartime events • Events Database • Read More

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Tips for Exploring • The Island Activities Pages • Read More

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The Island History Pages • Read More

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The Island Information Pages

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The Island Nature Pages

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The Island People Pages • Read More

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The Island Pictures Pages

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The Island Places Pages

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The named ones • Islands of note • More pictures • Read More

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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? • Name of this site • Read More

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The Island Structures Pages

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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 • Jacob’s Ladder Challenge • Seven Wonders of St Helena Voting • Read More

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In brief • Why ‘Jamestown’? • A quick guided tour • Town Plan • Climate • Stay here? • Busy and quiet days • History • Then and now • Other matters • Jamestown District • Read More

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Stop reading if you’re independently wealthy! • Finding a job on St Helena • Starting your own business • Read More

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Who is ‘Jonathan’? • So how old is Jonathan, really? • What type of tortoise is he? • Why ‘Jonathan’? • How fast is Jonathan? • Vet’s Report • An interview with Jonathan? • Not a Turtle • Other giant tortoises at Plantation House • Tortoises are not toys! • Important Visitor Tip • Read More

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History • Lace making today • Read More

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Overview of this site

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What’s There? • History

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What’s here? • How to get here • History • Local Lemons • Read More

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About Levelwood • Stay here? • The Bellstone • The Future • Read More

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Why link to us? • Linking information • How to link to us - the technical information • Crediting content

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Explain?

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Activities • Stay here? • Exiles • Other history • Wirebirds • Longwood in pictures • Longwood Gate • Read More

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Napoleon in residence • After Napoleon • Recent History • Touring Longwood House • Bicentenary events (2015-2021) • Seven Wonders of St Helena Voting • Read More

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Porteous House • American Consulate Building • Longwood New House • The Longwood Windmill • Horse Ridge farmhouse • ‘The Taxi Building’ • What Was This? • The Heritage Society • Almost lost, but now • Read More

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1991: MV Oman Sea One • 1942: SS City of Cairo • 1941: RFA Darkdale • 1920: SV Spangereid • 1911: SS Papanui • 1613: Witte Leeuw (White Lion) • Various others • The Good Hope Castle Fire, 1973 • Read More

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

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History • Maldivia Today • Read More

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Historic maps • Recent maps • Specialist maps • Not exactly a map, but • The Middle of the Middle of Nowhere • Spot the error! • Read More

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1970s: ‘Geodetics’ at High Knoll Fort • 1968: DWS Posting • 1966/7: VSO teacher • 1967: DWS posting • 1962: Jean Johnston’s Diary • 1961: Sailor aboard HMS Puma • 1956: An Unexpected Storm • 1944: Poem by servicemen stationed here • 1943: The Guano Trip • 1941/3: Memories of the St Helena Coastal Battery R.A. • 1941: Former Governor’s Tale • 1939: HMS Neptune and the Cable & Wireless staff • 1933: Mrs. Bolwell, serviceman’s wife • 1911: Passenger on the SS Papanui • 1911: Another Papanui Passenger • 1878: Mrs Gill, astronomer’s wife • Read More

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In the beginning • Decline • Re-birth • Anniversaries • Activity Reports • Your contribution? • Read More

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The Rockfall Memorial Fountain • Why was the Fountain removed? • What happened to it? • Re-creation? • Read More

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Where is it? • Why the name? • What’s on? • Want to discuss a booking? • Read More

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Napoleon Myths • João da Nova Myths • In and around Jamestown • Creatures • Geology & Geography • And plenty more • Read More

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What we all know • 25 Fascinating Facts • Napoleon on St Helena • Napoleon’s last expedition • The Napoleon codes • Napoleon’s Death • Anniversaries • Other Stories • Events Database • Read More

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Arrival, 1815/2015 • Death, 1821/2021 • Napoleon Impersonator • Read More

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The burial • Removal and re-burial • Remembrance • Bicentenary events • Seven Wonders of St Helena Voting • Read More

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The flower and its re-discovery • History of The Ebony • Our previous national flower • Read More

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How it came about • The song itself • For posterity • Read More

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How does something become a National Symbol? • The current set • The official crest • Read More

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

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Our current newspapers • Regulation • Brief history of newspapers on St Helena • Special Days • Read More

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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

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Current Circulating Coins • Commemorative Coins • Current Banknotes • History • Coins in popular culture • Other money • Read More

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

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This day in history • Annual events today • This Year in past Centuries • This month in St Helena’s history • Statistics • Read More

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Commonest names and their origins • The first English settlers • Saints Around the world • Read More

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Lookout Posts and Signal Stations • And more • Read More

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Pages by creation date • Recent Updates

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The Items

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Origins • More recent Ivylets • People • The South Atlantic Players (SAPS) • Earlier stage productions • Read More

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Opportunities For Photographers • What To Bring • Photo examples • Images from various photographers • John Isaac Lilley: our first photographer? • Photography Days • Read More

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The Pictures

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The Pictures • Woodcuts of St Helena? • Read More

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The ones we can explain • and the ones we can’t • Contradictory names explained? • Coastal Features • Strange business names • House names • Even our island’s name is uncertain • St Helena Island in Scotland, UK • Read More

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Description • Tours • Grounds • Giant Tortoises • History • The Forest • ‘Plantation Notes’ • Walks around Plantation House • Read More

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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 • Our first Air-Mail • How stamps are issued • Stamps with errors • Stamp Collectors • Don’t break the law! • Read More

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Jamestown • Napoleon • Jacob’s Ladder • Sandy Bay • Boer PoWs • Heart Shaped Waterfall • General • 2011 Set • Postcard Collectors • Read More

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No Snakes • Centipedes • Scorpions • Spiders • Mosquitoes • Buzzy Things • Other bugs • Gallery • Larger nuisances • Read More

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Discovery of St Helena • Celebrations in St Helena • In the UK • Artefacts • Sexcentenary • Events on 21st May • Read More

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The Quotes

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Broadcast Stations • Amateurs • A brief history of radio on St Helena • World Radio Day • Read More

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The DWS tests • The ‘St Helena Government Broadcasting Station’ - a.k.a. ‘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 • The Archives • Memories of local radio on St Helena • Ralph or Tony? • Funding • Read More

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History • Read More

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The island where isolation is part of everyday life • Whale sharks may live up to a century, Cold War bomb dating reveals • A dot in the Atlantic • St Helena: An island apart • I Sailed Twenty Thousand Miles to Swim With Whale Sharks • Genomes trace origins of enslaved people who died on remote island • A geographic absurdity • Introducing Jonathan, the world’s oldest animal on land at 187 years old • Sustainable Tourism and a Remote Island • Saint Helena has held its first ever same-sex wedding • World Book Day • Read More

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St Helena expats from ‘Swindolena’ to gather for sports day this weekend • Remote St Helena Airport shrugs off ‘World’s Most Useless’ tag • St Helena’s cherished lifeline ship to return as anti-piracy armoury • New British postage labels feature ships that have carried the mail • End of an era as RMS St Helena makes final voyage from Cape Town • St Helena: The island where everyone knows your name • Unusual Coverage! • Is world’s oldest tortoise GAY? • Napoleon, tourists, divers and flu: flight opens up remote St Helena • First commercial flight touches down at St Helena • A St Helena Fisherman’s Wish Comes True • Sailing to Saint Helena - one of the world’s most remote communities • The Bones of St Helena

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What happens? • Photographs • Read More

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Background • Regiment History • Uniform • Accommodation • Not always best behaved • Matthew Carter, soldier, 1842-1847 • Serving Soldiers • Richard Farrell • Other St Helena Military Corps • Read More

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Our current renewable energy sources • Energy saving measures • Progress towards 100% renewable energy • Cut Your Energy Costs Day • Connect Saint Helena Ltd. • Read More

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The first RMS St Helena, 1978-1990 • The second RMS St Helena, 1990-2018 • Earlier ships • Not without incident • Why ‘RMS’ • Read More

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Earliest History • Napoleon - good for our roads • After Napoleon • More exiles; more roads • The First Motor Car • Later 20th Century • Roundabouts and other traffic-control systems • The Asphalt Machine • Our Newest Road • A Mystery Road or Track • Rules for Road Users • Fascinating Facts • World Bicycle Day • Read More

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The worst sea in recorded history • Other Rollers • Other Types of Rollers • A wet decade • Read More

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King Henry VII • King Henry VIII • King Edward VI • Lady Jane Grey • Queen Mary I • Queen Elizabeth I • King James I • King Charles I • No Monarch • Oliver Cromwell • Richard Cromwell • No Monarch • King Charles II • King James II • No Monarch • King William III & Queen Mary II • King William III • Queen Anne • King George I • King George II • King George III • King George IV • King William IV • Queen Victoria • King Edward VII • King George V • King Edward VIII • King George VI • Queen Elizabeth II • Next in line for the throne

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Route • Use today • History • Read More

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Why ‘Ruperts’ • What’s in Ruperts • The New Jetty • Always a place for leisure • Ruperts and Slavery • Isolation • I’ve got a lovely bunch • and our (other) railway • 2020 Development Plans • Read More

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History • Transmission • Programming • Adverts • Photo Gallery • Funding • Closure • Audio Clips • Read More

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About SaintFM Community Radio • Formation and Structure • Programming • Transmission • Funding • Regulation • Read More

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Who was Saint Helena? • Feast day of Saint Helena • Other information • And why is our island named after her? • Read More

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The Legal Definition • Saint Culture • Saints Overseas • Why ‘Saints’? • Where did Saints come from? • The Final Journey • Will I ever be a Saint? • Saint Faces • Population Graphic • Around The World • Read More

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

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

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About S.A.M.S. Radio 2 • History • Transmission • Contacts • Funding • Regulation • The BBC World Service • Read More

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About Sandy Bay • Sandy Bay Beach • Stay here? • Sandy Bay in pictures • History • The ‘Gorilla’s Head’ • Topless/Naked/Nude Sunbathing • Read More

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Teutonic Hall • Rock Rose • Wranghams • The Hutts Gate Store • Read More

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Discovery • The Celebrations • History • The Photographs • Events on 21st May • Read More

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‘Fairy Terns’ • Other sea-birds • Seeing our sea-birds • Read More

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The plan • The reality

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The 2018 Seven Wonders • The 2008 Seven Wonders • Read More

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The Index • HMS Waterwitch • World Maritime Day • Read More

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Local woodcraft • Hand-made lace • Other items worthy of note • Foreign Currency • Shopping - a different experience • Eclectic shops • You don’t even have to land here • And finally • The Arts & Crafts Association • Read More

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About Our Sister Islands • One that got away • Read More

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Two Phases • Effects on St Helena today • Slavery Commemorations • Read More

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Origins • The ‘Slave Laws’ • Life of the enslaved • Maintaining the stock • Towards emancipation • Statistics: • Slave owners identified • Emancipation • Slavery Commemorations • Read More

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Skelton Portraits • Read More

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This site’s feeds • Other useful feeds • Read More

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Contemporary Sounds • Other Sounds

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Understanding spoken Saint • 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

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Football • Cricket • Golf • Moto-Cross • Mountain Biking • Go-Karting • Paintball • Other Sports • Sports Associations • International Events • More sports? • Sport ‘in the before days’ • Read More

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About • Tower / Spire / Neither / Spire • The Organ • The Clock • Other views • Altar Puzzles • All creatures, great and small • Why was St. Paul’s the Cathedral? • Read More

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About • The First Building • The Current Building

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About St Pauls • St Pauls in pictures • Stay here? • Francis Plain • The Friar • The Future

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History • The Cathedral Today • The Bell and the ‘experts’ • Memorial Stones • Why was St. Paul’s the Cathedral? • Read More

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The Index

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The Jamestown Upper Theatre • The Barracks Theatre • Other Theatres • Modern Theatre • World Theatre Day • Read More

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This Year’s Events • Read More

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Official Time • Effective Time • Telling the time • Historical Timekeeping • Daylight Saving Time • ‘Tick Tock Day’ • Read More

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The long arm of the law • Healthcare • Equality & Human Rights • The Environment • Life on St Helena • Men of the cloth • Read More

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Who was he? • Why do we know his name? • After Napoleon • Was Toby’s enslavement here legal? • Toby’s Cottage

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Today’s Contemporary Image • Today’s Historic Image

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One of three • About Tristan da Cunha • One that got away • Read More

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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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Governor Coney, 1672 • Governor Keigwin, 1674 • The ‘Dennison Mutiny’, 1684 • The ‘Jackson Mutiny’, 1693 • The ‘Arrack Rebellion’, 1783 • The ‘Spirits Rebellion’, 1811 • Demanding Democracy, 1950 s • The ‘Riot’, 1996 • SHELCO protest, 2003 • More recent demonstrations • Read More

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Pages by date last updated • Recent Updates

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A Very Brief History of St Helena

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On This Site • Imported Display

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How to get here • Can I bring my pet dog/cat/parrot/elephant? • Time Zone • Weather • Take a tour! • Districts • Where to stay • Tips and tricks when here • Environment • Money • Official Tourist Information • Visiting in the 1870s • A longer stay? • Read More

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Walks for all tastes • Some suggestions • Post Box Walks • Walking Tips • Festival of Walking • Walks around Plantation House • Read More

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An Important Resource • Too Much, Too Little • Engineering Solutions • Geography and Geology • Supplies Today • Connect Saint Helena Ltd. • World Water Day • Read More

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Sun • Wind • Rain • Seasons • Expected weather • Current weather • In more technical terms • Trade Wind or Winds • Unexpected weather • World Meteorological Day • Read More

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About • Swimming with Whale Sharks • Read More

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A whaler’s paradise • Growth • Decline • Ecological Impact • Read More

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Take a tour • “Do Napoleon” • Visit Jonathan and Plantation House • See a Wirebird • Meet some Saints • Climb Jacob’s Ladder • Watch dolphins on a boat trip 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 • Tips for Exploring • Holidays • Read More

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Where in the world is St Helena • First Map • Other St Helenas • How to get here • Shipping Lanes • Read More

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Types of accommodation • Location, Location, Location • Can you camp? • Where you can’t stay • Famous Visitors, exiles, etc. • Useful links • Read More

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Termites • Another theory • Other ‘White Ants’ • Read More

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About our Wirebird • Wirebird Gallery • Wirebird census results • Airport Danger • Read More

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Why Visit? • Tips • Some Statistics • In Emergency • Ann’s Place • Racing & Rallies • The St Helena High • The St Helena Yacht Club • Read More

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Why is this page called ‘Zzyzx’? • Crime of the week!

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