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: August 2013

Wrangham’s wrangle exposes conflicts over heritage

A plan to remove heritage protection from one of St Helena’s historic houses has been thrown out by councillors. They acted only days after The Castle issued a newsletter about the importance of the island’s built heritage for future tourism. From the upstairs windows of Wrangham’s, one might have seen Napoleon wander down to take …

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Heritage may be ‘critical’, but making money comes first

With its unchanged Georgian capital, clifftop defences and country mansions, St Helena’s built heritage has been described as globally important. Government policies say it is key to hopes of attracting tourists to an island without beaches or guaranteed sunshine. “Conservation of the historic built environment is critical to the success of tourism growth,” says the …

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Saint FM posts more winning Sports pictures

Some of the medal winners at the annual Reading Sports were simply too quick for St Helena Online’s photographer; they got away without being snapped. But their pictures may well appear in the galleries Johnny Clingham has posted on the St Helena Community Radio website. They run to several pages and they’re here: http://www.saint.fm/photo-galleries/nggallery/photos-2013/reading-sports-day-2013

Maths triumph sparks economy count-down, says schools chief

Students and teachers are celebrating an extraordinary turn-around in maths GCSE exam results on St Helena. Education director Colin Moore said: “Two years ago, no students achieved a C grade in maths. This year almost half of the year group achieved a C grade or better. “This highly impressive performance reflects the hard work of …

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Empty and unsold: now mansion could lose protection

After five years of standing empty, one of the most spectacularly sited houses on St Helena could see its historic rating downgrounded. St Helena Government was criticised for allowing Wranghams, an imposing house in Sandy Bay, to become a “wasting asset”. It was also severely rebuked for maintenance failures. A 2011 audit of government property …

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