ladder hill
shot in 2004
Ladder Hill was the Tower Hill of St Helena
The Islands capital
A great view shot from my DJI Drone flying over Jamestown Harbour
Rupert Beach
Easily accessible and safe
Rupert's Beach a popular black sandy beach for days out.
Boer Cemetery
Individual graves aligned
Hillside burial ground cemetery at Knollcombes

18 June 1815: the date that changed St Helena for ever

The 18th of June is not seen as a significant date on St Helena, but perhaps it should be: it’s the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo, which had immense ramifications for the island.

Without it, Napoleon Bonaparte would not have been exiled to Longwood, French consul Michel Dancoisne-Martineau would not have his job, and St Helena would be famous for something else.

Initially, supporters of the British Army, waiting in Brussels, believed the French had won. Read more

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