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

heritage

Hopes remain for archive plan as store is put on market

Heritage campaigners on St Helena remain hopeful that the island’s precious archives can be moved to the old Public Works store in Jamestown – even though it has been put up for sale. The historic warehouse was earmarked to house both historic documents and the island’s public library, in a partnership with the Museum of …

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Revealed: plan to tunnel through to Rupert’s Valley

Records found abandoned on St Helena’s rubbish tip reveal how the island’s administrators considered digging a tunnel between Upper Jamestown at Rupert’s Valley. When John Charles Melliss was the Colonial Engineer on St Helena, the only path leading into Rupert’s Valley was the coastal route round Munden’s Point. The island’s prison had been built in …

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National Trust seeks new director to fight heritage threats

A search is on for a new campaigner to lead the fight to protect St Helena’s threatened heritage. St Helena National Trust is looking for a new director who can defend the island’s historic buildings as well as enhancing its natural assets – including critically endangered species. The job advertisement says: “The remote island of …

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Slavery tourists to voyage into island’s dark past

Slavery is to become the theme of a educational cruise on the RMS St Helena, island tourism chief Cathy Alberts has revealed. It will tie in with the¬†International Day for the Abolition of Slavery in December. It will also draw on the excavation of the remains of 400 Africans from captured slave-running ships that were …

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Jamestown plan looks like a cut-down Cape Town, writer warns

Further criticism has been aimed at the proposals to turn Jamestown into a tourist centre – this time by historian John Tyrrell, after a return visit to St Helena. His internet journal describes the “rather bad tempered” public meeting held on the Jamestown 20-20 Vision document in mid-March 2013. He writes: “The author, off the …

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Lemon Valley restoration will revive old skills

Island craftsmen are to restore a historic group of buildings in Lemon Valley – while learning traditional skills. Master stonemason Henry Rumbold will pass on his techniques to building trades students at Prince Andrew School, and unemployed young people. Established builders will also be able to increase their skills on the project, run by the …

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AUDIO SLIDESHOW: ‘My intense grief for St Helena slaves’

Television archaeologist Mark Horton has described his emotion on coming “face to face” with the remains of slaves whose bodies were excavated from a mass grave on St Helena. They were among thousands of Africans brought to the island aboard captured slave-running vessels. “It was a moment of intense grief. Those were people. That was …

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