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

Day: July 26, 2012

Jamestown prison: whitewashed building with blue balcony over barred door

Soft sell: inside info that prison job advert doesn’t mention

The advertisement for the job of running St Helena’s prison makes it sound almost attractive. The “chance of a lifetime” job is described as “a challenging role in an outstanding setting” – apparently not a reference to conditions in the prison itself. There is no mention of the fact that the building has been declared unsuitable and …

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Rocky outcrop

Last walk to landmark before explosions rock airport site

A “last chance” walk to one of St Helena’s most spectacular landmarks has been organised – before explosions on the island’s airport site make it too dangerous. The construction works on Prosperous Bay Plain will be closed off to the public from 6 August 2012 until further notice. A government statement said: “In order to …

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Pupils beat tough targets – but boys’ literacy is ‘unacceptable’

Children in St Helena’s primary schools have beaten a challenging target for improvements in English and maths. Figures for science are still being finalised. But three pupils did not take the Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) because of their “low current attainment”. Education director Colin Moore said he was deslighed, but added that girls were still …

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