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St Helena Day

St Helena Island celebrates 513th birthday

On Thursday, 21 May Saints and visitors flocked to Jamestown to enjoy the biggest birthday party of the year – that of the Island itself. The island was discovered on 21 May 1502 by the Galician navigator Joao de Nova. He named it “Santa Helena” after Helena of Constantinople, the mother of the emperor Constantine <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Rope up from Lots Wifes Ponds Tricia Hayne

The top 5 attractions on St Helena

Experienced British travel writer, Tricia Hayne, visited St Helena in March to update the Bradt travel guide. Here she shares her thoughts on St Helena’s highlights. For such a small island, St Helena’s got an awful lot going for it, but I reckon I’ve got it sussed: start at the top and work your way <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Walking with Donkeys on St Helena

International Donkey Day: 8th May 2015

This week’s post comes courtesy of Ceri Sansom: There are so many unnecessary ‘international’ days for issues that normally I let them pass without notice.  However, this one did catch my attention, because of its relevance to St Helena and is a story in two parts – the importance of donkeys in St Helena’s history <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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Napoleon Moment de Memoire

Death of Napoleon commemorated with the ‘Moment de Memoire’

St Helena Island, a tiny dot in the South Atlantic Ocean and one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world, has played host to a surprising number of famous (some might say infamous) historical figures throughout its history. Arguably its most famous resident was Napoleon Bonaparte who died on St Helena on 5th <a class="read-more-link" href="">Read More</a>

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