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

Month: September 2012

Airport vehicle plunges St Helena into darkness (statement added)

Power across most of St Helena was knocked out after an airport construction vehicle apparently brought down a power cable while being moved to Prosperous Bay Plain on Monday evening (3 September). A bright flash on Deadwood Plain was reported to be visible across the valley at Gordon’s Post. Power supplies were down across most of the …

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St Helena’s new paymaster knows a bit about airports

The new Secretary of State for International Development – the cabinet minister ultimately responsible for aid to St Helena – comes to the job with useful background knowledge on airports. Which is handy, because Justine Greening will carry on Andrew Mitchell’s work in keeping a close eye on the building of St Helena’s own airport. Mr …

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Chokers in chokey: prisoners get right to smoke inside (comment added)

Inmates of Jamestown prison have been exempted from St Helena’s new ban on smoking in public buildings, which came into force on 1 September 2012. Under the law, anyone caught smoking in a public building is liable to a fine of £300 – which prisoners would struggle to pay. The prison service would also have …

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Richard’s pictures of Reading Sports go online – all 500 of them

More than 500 pictures of the annual Saint gathering have now been posted on the St Helena Association website. Richard Bennett’s shots capture the action in the races at Reading Sports, as well as the fun on the bouncy castles and rodeo rides. There are also pictures of Saints enjoying the Enterprise St Helena video link with the island. High-quality copies of …

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For sale: half of St Helena Island. Yours for $7 million

If anyone fears losing their peace and quiet when St Helena’s airport opens, they might consider buying their own island retreat. One has come up for sale in America, and handily, it’s called St Helena. Just under half of it is on the market, for $7 million. CLICK TO VIEW maps and images The 16-acre island is almost completely encircled by two bays in …

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FEATURE: We built an island dream on our own St Helena

St Helena Island in Maryland offers luxury and escape, but when ED HARTMAN first set up home there, he and his wife Debbie camped in a single room in a near-derelict house. Here, Ed tells how they reclaimed the island – now up for sale – and reveals a personal connection with its namesake in the South Atlantic.    The name St …

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