Category Archive: Heritage

Cyprus Aviation History Part 3 – Ercan Airport

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Cyprus Aviation History – Part 3 The History of Ercan Airport   Introduction by Margaret Sheard…. Most of us who have chosen North Cyprus as our new homeland and those who come and… Continue reading

Cyprus Memorial Rock for the UK National Memorial Arboretum

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Cyprus Memorial Rock for the UK National Memorial Arboretum   By Margaret Sheard….. We are following the progress of the Cyprus Rock which is on its way by sea from Cyprus to the… Continue reading

Book Review: My Name is Cyprus by Kemal Bolayir

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Book Review: My Name is Cyprus by Kemal Bolayir Reviewed by Steven Roberts……. I noticed this book while browsing the shelves at Sah supermarket in Catalkoy, and saw that it had only been… Continue reading

Cyprus Aviation History – Part 2 – The last Cyprus Airways Trident to land at Nicosia Int. Airport

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Cyprus Aviation History – Part 2 The story of the last Cyprus Airways Trident to land at Nicosia International Airport on the morning of July 20th 1974 By Captain Emre Unel…. Background story….… Continue reading

Funerals in Cyprus by Lois Cemal

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FUNERALS IN CYPRUS Personal Notes on Funerals in Cyprus by a foreign wife   PASSING ON By Lois Cemal…. About a month after arriving in Cyprus while I was out visiting a friend,… Continue reading

Cyprus Aviation History – Part 1

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Cyprus Aviation History Part 1 Introduction by Margaret Sheard….. Having visited the now abandoned Nicosia International Airport on a couple of occasions when making an annual visit to Wayne’s Keep with British ex-servicemen,… Continue reading

Will the ‘real Cypriots’ please stand up?

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Will the ‘real Cypriots’ please stand up? Shared by Steven Roberts…… An interesting post by Natalie Hami on her blog “my Cyprus, my Kypros, my Kibris” I have always made it abundantly clear… Continue reading

Cyprus in 1958 – Memories of a member of the Welch Regiment

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Cyprus in 1958 recalled by Clive Williams OBE of the Welch Regiment By Margaret Sheard….. I am always so pleased to receive the memories of ex-servicemen who served in Cyprus mainly in the… Continue reading

Northern Cyprus – Discovering Yesilirmak

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Northern Cyprus – Discovering Yeşilirmak   By Margaret Sheard….. We recently met Havva, a Turkish Cypriot lady whose family run the Vouni King Restaurant and Boutique Hotel in Yeşilirmak and she asked us… Continue reading

Cyprus culture and traditions – Midsummer Nights by Lois Cemal

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Midsummer Nights Personal Notes on Village Fairs by a foreign wife   By Lois Cemal…. An accidental fall from a homemade roundabout at a school fun fair left me with a broken arm… Continue reading

Medieval Cyprus through the eyes of travellers‏ By Ismail Veli

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Medieval Cyprus through the eyes of travellers‏ By Ismail Veli……. If there is one habit that Cypriots have had since I can remember, it’s that they enjoy a debate about anything and everything. … Continue reading

Nitovikla Garden Hotel, Kumyali – A traditional Cypriot experience

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Nitovikla Garden Hotel, Kumyali – a Traditional Cypriot experience We stayed at the Nitovikla Garden Hotel in October 2015. We really enjoyed our one night stay and I wrote an article at the… Continue reading

Omer Faik Muftuzade OBE and Queen’s Gallantry Medal awards

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Ömer Faik Müftüzade OBE, MBE and Queen’s Gallantry Medal awards As told by his son Hakki Müftüzade   By Margaret Sheard…. I met Hakki Müftüzade in 2015 at a Rotary event and he has… Continue reading

The story of Pygmalion and Galatea By Ismail Veli

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Pygmalion and Galatea   By Ismail Veli……. Once upon a time on an island in the Mediterranean sea where the mountains were beautiful and its shores had sands that were golden smooth, arose… Continue reading

Gulseven Coles Exhibition at the Eaved House, Lefkosa

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Gülseven Coles – My Other World Exhibition of Paintings at the Eaved House   By Heidi Trautmann….. On November 17 the Eaved House saw many art lovers and friends of Gülseven in its… Continue reading

Trident Aircraft 5B-DAB at old Nicosia Airport

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The sad story of 5B-DAB Trident Aircraft Old Nicosia International Airport   By Margaret Sheard…. As a result of a recent trip to Wayne’s Keep in the Buffer Zone and a drive around… Continue reading

Gecitkoy Dam visit by ex-servicemen of Suffolk Regiment in Cyprus

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The Suffolk Regiment “Old Boys” in Cyprus – 56 years on   By Margaret Sheard….. We catch up with some of the Suffolk Regiment “old boys” when they come to Kyrenia for the… Continue reading

My 2015 return visit to Cyprus and Lurucina by Ismail Veli

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My 2015 return visit to Cyprus and Lurucina Including BRTK Radio and TV Interviews   By Ismail Veli……. My recent visit to Cyprus was no doubt one of the most hectic in my… Continue reading