The editor of St Helena Online was somewhat surprised to find St Helena Airport already marked on a map of the island, with more than three years to go before the arrival of the first air passenger.
It’s one of several tales to do with maps and territorial boundaries to be found in a new feature on the site. It is called The Column (at the moment), and it will serve as a kind of rest home for stories that don’t quite constitute news.
The Column is a bit of an experiment, but the vague idea is that it will be topped up as new snippets of quirkiness emerge. It may also provide a home for stories about islands in other parts of the world – we’ll have to see how it develops.
It can be found via the black bar at the top of the website. Or you could just read it here.