Seeds of revival: old St Helena crafts move into the classroom

Purple logo on brown background: image of a bowl with tools such as a paintbrush in it

Traditional St Helenian craft skills are to become part of the curriculum in St Helena’s schools, as the island gears up for a tourist boom in the next few years. Cathy Hopkins, of the island’s crafts association, said: “Heritage crafts like lace, seedwork, embroidery and those wonderful bottle lanterns all require teaching to the next […]

Hilda Henrietta Clingham, 1910-2012

Hilda Clingham, the oldest person on St Helena, has died just a week short of her 102nd birthday. She was born on 23 July 1910, when Colonel Henry Galway was governor, and saw 22 other governors take office during her lifetime. She was in her late teens when the first motor car was brought to […]