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

AUDIO: new St Helena Britannica is a tribute to island historian

Alexander Schulenburg presents Elisabeth Hearl with the first copy of St Helena Britannica
Alexander Schulenburg presents Elisabeth Hearl with the first copy of St Helena Britannica

The widow of the late St Helena historian, Trevor Hearl, has been presented with the first copy of a new book that brings together the results of his research over many years.

Click here to listen to Simon Pipe’s report from the launch

St Helena Britannica – Studies in South Atlantic Island History is published by the Friends of St Helena and was launched at the group’s annual meeting in Oxford on 8 June 2013. 

St Helena Britannica - selling well
St Helena Britannica – selling well

Another island scholar, Dr Alexander Schulenburg, has edited the book  into 30 chapters, beginning with the island’s first discovery and the mystique that grew up around it:

“As news of its existence permeated the ports, cities and centres of learning of Europe, the island gained an almost magical reputation from mariners’ yarns which, unlike the sightings of sea monsters in the encircling ocean, needed little enhancement from their imagination.”

St Helena Britannica can be bought for £25 from Ian Mathieson of the Miles Apart bookshop. Read more on the Friends of St Helena website. 

 

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