The Falkland Islands are not the only far-off territory to still feel British, writes Vanessa Barford in the BBC News Magazine.
While the world’s media focuses on the referendum on the Falklands, she says the 4,200 people on St Helena also have a very strong sense of Britishness.
She quotes Tara Thomas, who was the island’s youngest councillor: “Jamestown is like a small village in 1950s Britain, with Georgian buildings with high ceilings. There’s a place called Scotland, which is very cold. We have roasts on Sundays, cricket and football are big sports.”
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Contributed by Guy Gatien