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We regret to announce the sudden death of the Society’s Secretary Brian Frederick on 4 January, shortly before he was scheduled to fly out to St Helena for a rare visit. Brian helped set up the Prince Andrew School on the island in the mid-1980s, regularly employed St Helenians at his education consultancy from the early 1990s  and in 1998 launched the St Helena Catalogue promoting the island and campaigning for the restoration of full citizenship rights to its population. Brian worked tirelessly as the Society’s Secretary from 2006 to his death and as Membership Secretary from 2008-11 and will be greatly missed. RIP. Brian's funeral was held at Southill Church, near Biggleswade, on 6 February. A full obituary will be published later. Meanwhile, the Independent newspaper has published a two-page tribute to Brian.

On a far happier note, members will be pleased to learn that Edward Baldwin has been awarded an MBE in recognition for 23 years of voluntary work in association with the St Helena Heritage Society and the Museum of St Helena. 



The Friends of St Helena was founded in March 1988 with two aims:

To provide information about St Helena, including its history, culture, environment and current affairs and provide practical support to the St Helenian community.

  • We host meetings twice a year, including the AGM in June, at a moveable venue, and a meeting in October, normally in London. The meetings have one or more speakers on topics relating to St Helena's history, culture and environment.
  • We publish The St Helena Connection, a news magazine twice a year and Wirebird relating to the island's history one a year.
  • We also publish social-historical books under our Wirebird imprint which are available at a reduced price to members.
  • We support local projects such as the development of a Museum of St Helena and we expect soon to engage in a major funding exercise for the proposed St Helena Cultural Centre in conjunction with the St Helena Heritage Society.

St Helena

St Helena Connection

  • published twice yearly
  • sent free to members
  • published since 2006
  • the official news magazine of the Friends of St Helena
  • members have access to an archive of every copy online


  • published since 1990
  • annually available
  • The history journal of Friends of St Helena
  • sent free to members
  • members have access to an archive of every copy online

If you have an interest in St Helena's history, culture or spectacular natural history why not join us to find out more about these topics, meet others with similar interests and get involved with helping to promote recent activities.