Category Archive: Heritage

Cyprus Memorial Rock – Further update

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By Margaret Sheard….. We have received a further update from David Littlemore on the progress of the Cyprus Rock Memorial and the unveiling at the National Memorial Arboretum in the UK on Sunday… Continue reading

The Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR), Nicosia

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By Margaret Sheard…. There is a wonderful museum and research centre located in Ermou Street just across the north/south border of Cyprus which is struggling for funding to be able to continue and… Continue reading

My journey from Cyprus to Australia and a new life

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By Eren Erdogan……. Melbourne, Australia……. With my brother and sister we have written two articles about our childhood for cyprusscene.com which covered the years of our lives whilst living in the British Governor’s… Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II – 90th Birthday poem by Bob Scott

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 By Margaret Sheard….. One of our acquaintances in the UK, Bob Scott, a Cyprus veteran of the Berkshire Regiment who served in Cyprus in the late 1950’s has sent us a poem he… Continue reading

Larnaca Airport – Hijacked Aircraft – and not the first time!

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By Margaret Sheard…. We have received articles under the topic of Cyprus Aviation History from Captain Emre Unel and today he has advised us that the news of a hijacked aircraft landing at… Continue reading

Cyprus Memorial Rock – Unveiling at National Memorial Arboretum

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Cyprus Memorial Rock – Latest news By Margaret Sheard….. Great news, the date for the unveiling of the Cyprus Memorial Rock has now been confirmed as Sunday 21st August 2016 at 11am and… Continue reading

Suffolk Regiment Cyprus veterans – Reunion 17th April

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Suffolk Regiment – Cyprus veterans Reunion – 17th April 2016   By Margaret Sheard….. I am always pleased to publish news of the Suffolk Regiment Cyprus “old boys” but this year the reunion… Continue reading

Cyprus Aviation History – Part 4 – Cyprus Turkish Airlines KTHY

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Cyprus Aviation History – Part 4 Cyprus Turkish Airlines – KTHY By Captain Emre Unel….. Cyprus Turkish Airlines (KTHY, Kibris Turk Hava Yollari) was established in December 1974 in Nicosia with shares equally… Continue reading

Cyprus in Miniature at Tatlisu – Minia Kibris

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Cyprus in Miniature at Tatlisu   By Margaret Sheard…… Since the Minia Kibris opened in July 2015 at Tatlisu, we have intended to visit to see this remarkable exhibition of Cyprus heritage in… Continue reading

Frozen Cypriots and looking back into Cyprus History

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Frozen Cypriots and looking back into Cyprus History By Ismail Veli…… There are so many Facebook groups which are created for many different reasons that it’s hard not to find some that suits… Continue reading

Cyprus – Frozen images of the past. Nostalgia opposed to reality!

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Cyprus – Frozen images of the past. Nostalgia opposed to reality!   By Ismail Veli…… We live in an age of high tech computers, TV, satellites etc. At a press of a button… Continue reading

Cyprus Rock Memorial for the National Memorial Arboretum

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UK Memorial to the British Servicemen who died in Cyprus 1955 to 1959   By Margaret Sheard…… During the Cyprus Emergency 371 British Servicemen lost their lives during the period April 1955 –… Continue reading

North Cyprus Films are coming

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North Cyprus Films are coming   By Peter Wills……… The ‘Old Bard’ is coming to North Cyprus. That’s William Shakespeare! Well not the man himself, but a film crew and actors from the Globe… Continue reading

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