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

Basil Read

All’s well for airport opening says Castle as silence on test flights stirs doubts in UK media

The target opening date for St Helena’s airport remains 21 May 2016, despite “challenges” meeting safety demands, officials in The Castle have insisted. St Helena Government also said there was “nothing new” in a comment about problems with the island’s terrain, quoted in UK media reports. The UK’s Independent newspaper quoted project director Janet Lawrence …

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Blast masters: Alan and co fire the last explosion on aircraft site

The dust has settled on three years of explosions on St Helena’s airport construction site: the final rock blast of the entire project took place on Prosperous Bay Plain at 5.20pm on Friday 20 March 2015. It achieved its objective, with 975kg of explosives yielding about 3,700 tonnes of rock near the site of the navigational …

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VIDEO: 5,000 tonnes of explosives and fuel by the shipload: why St Helena’s airport builders are careful with matches

About 22 million litres of fuel and 5,000 tonnes of explosives will have been shipped out to St Helena for the island’s airport project by the time it is finished. The scale of the challenge is brought home in a ten-minute video commissioned by airport contractor Basil Read and voiced by director Jimmy Johnston. Even …

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Basil Read offers water truck – but it’s too big for roads

A giant water carrier from St Helena’s airport site has been put on standby to help if the island’s domestic supply has to be switched off, as drought continues. But the vehicle is legally too big for the narrow and winding roads. Construction firm Basil Read has offered the loan one of its two bowsers, …

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Intrepid South Africans playing key role in St Helena airport adventure

The first plane to officially land at St Helena’s new airport – the first airport in the island’s more than 500 years of human habitation – is scheduled to do so in February 2016. Building an Airport by Ship Jimmy Johnston says the biggest challenge in building St Helena Airport has been creating and maintaining …

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Aconex reports that Basil Read will Use Aconex for Saint Helena Airport Project

Project Information Management System Supports Collaboration for Historic Development JAMESTOWN, SAINT HELENA — (Marketwired) — 04/09/13 — Aconex, provider of the world’s most widely used online project collaboration solutions for the infrastructure, construction, power, mining, and oil and gas industries, today announced that Basil Read (Pty) Ltd, a leading global construction and engineering firm based …

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