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.
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.