SAMMI CHERRETT, 37, PUTTY HILL |
“When I first arrived here I was working at the Marine Department. One day somebody brought in this little tiny Fairy Tern chick in a box. It was going to be put to sleep because there was nobody
CHARLIE GEORGE, 68, JAMESTOWN | Sharon Henry
“I used to be a mason first, building houses. Then I got into carpentry, got to like it and been doing it for over 30 years now. The only teaching I had was at school with Dover
STEVE YON, 30, LONGWOOD AVENUE | Sharon Henry
“When the RMS asked me to do this I was really chuffed and felt quite privileged because I wasn’t expecting it. Normally this would have been made on the RMS itself. To do a 3-D cake
TREVOR MAGELLAN, 85, BRIARS | Sharon Henry
“It took me about two weeks to make my first guitar.
“When I was a boy about 16-17 (1948-49), one of my closest friends Herman Anderson was given a nice Brazilian guitar. I felt a wee bit envious
CHERYL WILLIAMS, 53, LONGWOOD | Sharon Henry
“That picture was taken 33 years ago, I was 20 then. In those days you had to go look for small wood for the next morning so you could get up and light the fire for tea or
SIMON HENRY, 45, TARGET RIFLE SHOOTER, BUCKINGHAMSHIRE | Sharon Henry
“I was nervous leading up to the Gotland 2017 International Island Games; preparation was intense. I had been one of the favourites in the Jersey 2015 Games to medal in the 3P Individual.
KEDELL LAWRENCE, 74, Nr HALF WAY | Sharon Henry
“I didn’t start doing seed work until 2014. Miss Rose Bennett, round Rupert’s taught my daughter Carrie about six years ago. Carrie taught me and that’s how I ended up doing this. A lot of people now don’t do nothing like
JAMES FANTOM, 24, MUSICIAN, HALF WAY | Sharon Henry
Time-Laspe is a blog feature designed to capture segments of time, life and culture through stories told by the people of St Helena.
“My love for music started when I was going to middle school in America (aged 11). I made a friend who played guitar and I thought wouldn’t it be cool if we started a band, because at that age you’re just trying to be cool right? So I started playing drums. But I picked up the guitar too, and I could tell that, like, I had some sort of natural talent with music and I got better quicker than a lot of people did.
Cyril Legg, 74, Farmer, Levelwood | Sharon Henry
“I used to work in the flax mill sorting flax at Woody Ridge until I damaged my hand. It got chopped across the knuckles with a sickle, accidentally. After all these years I still can’t bend my fist.