The St Helena Connection
Issue 32 - June 2022Society news
Update on the Equiano Cable
Some Background to the Thornton Story -- Edward Baldwin and Nick Thorpe
Sidepath Reconstruction Severely Delayed -- Edward Baldwin
Hall Road to St Helena 2021 -- David Hall
Football on St Helena -- Drew Whitworth
20th Anniversary of St Helena's Museum -- Adam Sizeland
Museum Receives Donation of Half a Ton of Books -- Edward Baldwin
A Remarkable Boer War Scrap Book -- Edward Baldwin
St Helena Veterans Association -- Mike Durnford
St Helena Cloud Forest Update
Writing The Company's Island -- Stephen Royle
The Road From St Helena -- Steve Bicknell
Nothing Can Stop Us by Richard Grundy and Neil Robson
Napoleon's Garden Island by Donal McCracken
Exiles: Three Garden Journeys by Sara Wheeler
Railways at the End of the World by Martin Coombs and David Sinclair
St Helena Cloud Forest Project Funding
Completion of the New Ladder Hill Flagstaff
Issue 31 - December 2021Cumulative IndexDownload and View
Due to covid restrictions, the cancellation of all events connected to 200th anniversary of Napoleon's death.
Colin Fox has relinquished his 10-year editorship of Wirebird.
The editorship of Wirebird will now be assumed by Andy Pearson.
Overall membership now stands at 406 members.
Appeal made for a volunteer to run the Society's website.
Copyright permission has been given to host many of Trevor Hearl's articles on the website.
Members are invited to voice their opinion on whether to hold meetings once a year or twice.
Further information on Napoleon's tomb and Governor Murphy by J. Coyle.
Visit to St Helena by HMS Protector by Edward Baldwin.
Landing of the Equiano Cable by Edward Baldwin.
St Helena Revisited: Changes in a Decade by Urs Steiner.
The Dutch Territorial Stone from Teutonic Hall by R Moerenhout.
What Happened with Thornton: An Inside View by J.Coyle.
The Waterwitch Commemoration by Adam Sizeland.
The Endangered Archive Programme on St Helena by Andy Pearson.
Saving the Cloud Forest Project by SHG.
Ascension & St Helena Temperature & Precipitation Data Series by P. Jones & D. Lister.
The Mitey Minors of St Helena by Richard Grainger.
Nothing Can Stop Us: Tristan’s volcanic eruption by R. Grundy and N. Robson (new book publication).
Sidepath Upgrading by Edward Baldwin.
Ascension by Oliver Harris (new fictional book publication).
Issue 30 - June 2021Society newsDownload and View
Tom Lines Remembers a Visit to St Helena with his Partner Roy Hayter
Kitching Papers now available on the Website
Society Membership on the increase
Membership payment methods
Roman Catholic and Baptist Data Added to Family History Database by Ian Bruce
Fibre Optic Cable Progress
Fungus Weevil found at Horse Point
Census 2021 – Preliminary Results
Plantation Garden Party.
Reaching Napoleon’s grave 60 years ago ny Richard Grainger
200th Anniversary of Napoleon’s Death by E. Baldwin
Travel to St Helena in the Time of Covid by E. Baldwin
St Helena Olive Researcher Seeks Help
Street Lighting in Jamestown by E. Baldwin
200th Anniversary of the Publication of Wathen’s Views of the Island of St Helena by Ian Mathieson
Teutonic Hall 2021 by Addie Thomas
A Foray Through My St Helena Memories by Manfred Rippich
Napoleon’s Longwood Bedroom Key sells for £81,000 by M. Dancoisne-Martineau
The Drifting Coffin by Josh Garner
The Napoleonic Bicentenary Trust
New Books Relating to St Helena
St Helena The Undivided Back Picture Post Cards 1900-1902 by Bernard Mabbett and Cliff Masters
St Helena Small island: Napoleon’s Ultimate Mystery by Sergio Ghione
Softback publication of Distant Freedom: St Helena and the Abolition of the Slave Trade 1840-1872 by Andrew Pearson
Saint Helena Tales, Vol 3 by Geoffrey Martin
The Life and Times of Governor Sir Dermod Murphy by Richard Grainger
Why a Tiny Island Created the Biggest Marine Sanctuary in the South Atlantic by Luke Fater
Issue 29 - December 2020Download and View
Barbara George awarded BEM
Telecom Egypt Signs Sub-sea Cable Agreement
Lower Ruperts Development
Lower Ruperts Archaeology by Edward Baldwin
St Helena’s Public Service is Changing
Camp Bradley’s Diary by Addie Thomas
Archaeology of Jamestown Graveyards by A. Sizeland
Jonathan’s Hidden secrets by Joe Hollins
Views of St Helena: Boer Chessboard from Robin Woodruff
Book Review: Updated Bradt Guide
Napoleonic Bicentenary Trust
New St Helena Maps by Edward Baldwin
Father Fred Obituary by Edward Baldwin
From Honeymoon to Hearing Aid Support by Klaus Averberg
Gov. Hutchinson by his great, great-granddaughter Pril Rishbeth
The Fleeing Dutchman - Ron Moerenhout. Review by E. Baldwin.
The French Connection by Richard Grainger
Tristan da Cunha Marine Protection Zone
Issue 28 - June 2020Download and View
Changes to meetings caused by coronavirus lockdown
News on the St Helena Cultural Centre
Governor Rushbrook – After One Year
The St Helena Governance Commission
St Helena Under Lockdown – Then and Now by Adam Sizeland
St Helena Welcome with a Difference – Bradley’s Quarantine
Titan Flight AWC001C Arrives at St Helena
The Garden Island by Donal McCracken
Memories of a Childhood on Tristan da Cunha by Gill Kimber
St Helena Tales; More St Helena Tales by Geoffrey Martin
Rockfall Protection Construction Continues by Catherine Inglis
The Rockfall Fountain and its Replicas by Edward Baldwin
The Zulu Memorial by Edward Baldwin
Update on the RMS by Edward Baldwin
20th Anniversary of the Millennium Forest by Marina Peters
Green Turtles Nesting Attempts at Rupert’s Beach by St Helena National Trust
Life-long Connections with St Helena by John Firmin
The grave of Matthew Grimes at Thornton-le-Dale, Yorkshire
New Power Generation
RMS crew bet on the airport project
Issue 27 - December 2019Report on the Autumn MeetingDownload and View
Michael Binyon’s Talk – An Island for Our Times
The Website Development
Governor Rushbrook – After 100 Days on the Job
Governor Rushbrook - An open question: How do we want to Govern Ourselves?
New TDC Administrators
St Helena Research Institute Opens
Prosperous Bay Plain Invertebrate Survey by David Pryce
Solving St Helena’s Water Problems by Planting Endemics
The Remote Weathermen Charting the Climate Crisis by M. MacEacheran
Weather Data for May to September 2019
St Helena Tourism
St Helena's Storm Petrel may be endemic
Update on the Fibre Optic Cable
Discovery of the Charlie Boar Seamount
Life-long Connections with St Helena by Ingvar Backheus
Refurbishment of the War Memorial by Edward Baldwin
Update on the RMS by Edward Baldwin
Bona part-time: Napoleonic Impersonator Required on Island of St Helena
Around the World Voyage of the Herne Family: Plaque Unveiled
National Trust: The Honey Bee on St Helena
Issue 26 - June 2019Download and View
Report on the AGM held at Oxford
AGM Meeting, talk on his personal Seven Wonders of St Helena by Simon Pipe
Edward Baldwin receives MBE.
Farewell from Governor Honan
Brian Frederick, a True Friend of St Helena
Miles Apart, 25 Years of Selling Books on the South Atlantic Islands
New Stamp Display by E. Baldwin
St Helena’s Tourist Numbers, A Subject of Controversy by Ian Mathieson
Jonathan, the World’s Oldest Land Animal at 187 Years as described by Guinness Book of Records
Governor Rushbrook’s Inauguration
Visit of Crude Oil Tanker Arafura
MV St Helena back in London in a new role
2019 Environmental Conference in Jamestown
Measuring Global Magnetism on St Helena by David Pryce
Getting My Wheels on the Ground (the travails of importing a long wheel-base Land Rover to St Helena) by David Pryce
The History and Re-Development of Rock Rose House by Henry Thorpe
A Journey to St. Helena, Home of Napoleon’s Last Days by Erica by Munkwitz & James L. Swanson
Auction News - The Melliss collection
Details of FoSH publications
Issue 25 - December 2018Report on the Autumn meetingDownload and View
Talk by Robin Woodruff entitled Art and Handicraft of the Prisoners from the Northern Cape
Dan Yon’s new film Mining Men: Legacies of St Helena in the Northern Cape
Meeting by members and Committee members with Governor Lisa Honan
Appointment of Dr Philip Rushbrook as Governor
Termination of Basil Read’s Contract to Operate the St Helena Airport by Edward Baldwin
Former RMS St Helena changes hands again by Edward Baldwin
Solomon’s Open Greenlands Department Store by Edward Baldwin
SAEx and Alcatel Submarine Networks begin survey for submarine cable network linking Southern Africa and Asia to the Americas
Michel Martineau’s MBE and French Ambassador’s Visit
The Hudson Lowe Exhibition at Plantation House
St Helena Visitors – Optimistic Data from the Statistics Department
The Longitude Problem: The Unification of Space and Time with Special Application to the Island of St Helena by Takeshi Sugimoto
Average Income from Full-time Employment Increases to £8,230 in 2016/17
St Helena’s Bottlenosed Dolphin’s Hunting Techniques by St Helena Tourism
St Helena and the Blue Belt Programme
All Saint Crew and Vessel – Cape to St Helena 2018
Auction News - A Rare St Helena Military Item in the Market Place by Edward Baldwin and Dave Marr
Issue 24 - June 2018Download and View
Report on the AGM held at Oxford
Talk about Ascension and research into the behavior of sharks by Polly Burns
Ascension Island History by John Woolven-Allen
Sale and New Career of RMS St Helena by Edward Baldwin
St Helena Airport Shrugs off “World’s Most Useless” Tag by Andreas Spaeth and Flight News Update by Edward Baldwin
Number Resident on St Helena approach 5,000 (Stats Dept.)
A New Approach View of St Helena by Laurence Carter
Astronomer Jets in to Launch Star Gazing Event – SH Tourism
Country Shops of St Helena (parts 3 and 4) by Sharon Henry
Owen George: A Tribute
Another Luny painting on the Market
A Visit to St Helena by Laurence Carter
PASH Global to Provide Solar Energy for St Helena by SHG
Plastic Reaches St Helena Beaches by Leigh Morris of BLUE
A View from the Castle, David Smallman – Review by I. Mathieson
St Helena’s Diverse Islands Environment Conference – Abstract of Papers
St Helena’s Whale Sharks by St Helena Tourism
St Helena, Ascension and Tristan on BBC’s Mastermind
Issue 23 - November 2017Download and View
Report on the autumn meeting and book launch
Review of A Bitter Draught
Waterwitch: A Warship and its Voyages by Andrew Pearson
SA 8131 – The St Helena Flight Experience by E. Baldwin
Easter Island: A Model for St Helena’s Tourism? I. Mathieson
Country Shops of St Helena (part 2) by Sharon Henry
St Helena Sea Life by Richard Hewitt
The Mantis St Helena Hotel Opens by Edward Baldwin
Napoleon’s Representative on Earth: M Martineau’s new book by John Tyrrell
Book Page by Ian Mathieson
St Helena’s Genealogical Database by Chris & Sheila Hillman
Fibre-Optic Cable is the Way to Go by Christian von der Ropp
St Helena’s Endemic Species by St Helena Tourism