55 years of the St Helena Association (UK)

By Owen George MBE The St Helena Association was the brainchild of two headmistresses from St Helena, Mrs Lilian Corker and Miss Cardwell – a Saint and an ex-pat respectively. They were supported by another retired teacher, Miss Nel Lebreton, and Mr Fred (Sonny) Ward, who were also Saints. They decided in the latter part […]

Pictures bring back the holiday fun

The summer holidays have come to an end for UK school children but one last gallery of images should bring back happy memories of the 2014 Reading Sports. Click here to flick through 68 pictures – cheerful and cheeky – of the children’s medal presentations. SEE ALSO: Gallery 1: Fancy Dress Gallery 2: Seen at […]

Donald whizzes from Oz for ‘brilliant’ Reading Sports

The organisers of the Reading Sports must be doing something right – because Donald Joshua came all the way from Australia to attend. Donald – whose brother Brian still lives on St Helena – was one of more than 1,500 people who turned out for the annual UK gathering of Saints and their friends and […]

Try out new Sports venue at St Helena dance

A St Helena dance night on 12 October 2013 will give Saints a chance to try out the new venue for the annual Reading Sports. The St Helena Association decided to move the annual UK gathering of Saints after 34 years of hosting it at Reading Rugby Club’s ground in Sonning. The new venue at […]

New gallery: faces of the Reading Sports

The latest gallery from the 2013 Reading Sports captures the best of the big event – the faces of lots of people having a really great time. Nearly 2,000 turned out for the annual UK gathering of Saints, relatives and friends, and many feature in the final 100 pictures from the August Bank holiday celebrations. […]

Re-live the fun of Reading Sports – or else

When a cowgirl tells you to stick ’em up, it’s best to oblige – and we have, by sticking up a few hundred great pictures of the 2013 Reading Sports. The sun shone and nearly 2,000 people had a great weekend at the annual gathering of Saints in the UK, and galleries here mean you can enjoy […]

Richard’s pictures of Reading Sports go online – all 500 of them

More than 500 pictures of the annual Saint gathering have now been posted on the St Helena Association website. Richard Bennett’s shots capture the action in the races at Reading Sports, as well as the fun on the bouncy castles and rodeo rides. There are also pictures of Saints enjoying the Enterprise St Helena video link with the island. High-quality copies of […]

All the fun of the Reading Sports – in pictures and interviews

Saints came from as far as Florida – and St Helena – for the annual Reading Sports in the UK. Click on the links below to see nearly 200 pictures from the day, and listen to the best of several interviews recorded for Saint FM by Simon Pipe of St Helena Online. Why not click on the interviews, […]

Reading Sports in pictures – general shots

Brilliant sunshine brought a glow to the 2012 Reading Sports – the largest annual gathering of St Helenians in the UK. Click on the pictures for a flavour of the August bank holiday fun.

Reading Sports in pictures – the racing

Strangely, the adult egg and spoon race wasn’t included in the 2012 Olympics, and Jessica Ennis wasn’t required to leap about with a balloon between her knees. But that’s all part of the fun at the annual Saints’ sports day, held on the August bank holiday weekend at Reading Rugby Club. Click on the pictures to […]