Category Archive: Heritage

North Nicosia Walking Tour with Turkish Cypriot Tuncer Bagiskan

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By Chris Krzentz…….. This is my 2013 four hour walking tour documentary of North Nicosia, Cyprus with Turkish Cypriot Retired Archaeologist Tuncer Bagiskan. It features the Armenian Church and Monastery, the Arabahmet area and… Continue reading

Northern Cyprus, a country with Abandoned History

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By Chris Elliott……. We have received news from Oya Kutsal of a book-signing event which will be held on 24th January at the Pia Bella hotel at 17.00pm where there will be a guest… Continue reading

TRNC Public Information Office online exhibition of photographs

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To commemorate the 5th year anniversary of the death of Rauf Raif Denktaş and the 33rd year anniversary of the death of Dr Fazıl Kűçűk, the TRNC Public Information Office have put together… Continue reading

Kyrenia, Cyprus Walking Tour (Oct 19, 2013)

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By Chris Krzentz……. This is one of my most popular Cyprus videos that is posted on my global youtube channel. It is my one hour Kyrenia documentary with my very dear friend retired… Continue reading

Childhood Memories 1950-1962: The Cypriots who worked at Government House

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By Sermen Erdogan……. There is a whole lot of stories written about the building or history of Government House of Cyprus, now the Presidential Palace. Probably the reason for this is the political… Continue reading

The history of St Andrew’s Church, Kyrenia

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By Chris Elliott….. There may be old or even ancient buildings where some of us live and we may know something of them but where does this knowledge come from? Around the world… Continue reading

Major George Samuel Thomas Woods MBE, Welch Regiment 1911 – 1994

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Introduction by Margaret Sheard….. I have been involved with writing various accounts of military service, including members of the Welch Regiment and a recent article (see link below) was instigated by information received… Continue reading

Cyprus Memorial Rock Annual Service at UK Arboretum

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By Margaret Sheard….. Following the very successful unveiling of the Cyprus Memorial Rock at the National Memorial Arboretum in the UK on 21st August 2016, the question has been raised for veterans and… Continue reading

Childhood Memories: Our home revisited after 54 years as a Frozen Cypriot

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Chapter 3: The Frozen Cypriots return   By Sermen Erdogan…….. After my family was turfed out of our home and the old British Government House grounds which was our birthplace and home in… Continue reading

Kaplica (Dhavlos), Cyprus, the Welch Regiment late 1950’s

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By Margaret Sheard……. I recently enjoyed meeting a Welch Regiment Cyprus veteran, Brian Taylor, who was visiting Cyprus with his family for a holiday and to re-trace his experiences as a young National… Continue reading

Suffolk Regiment “Cyprus Old Boys” Reunion November 2016

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By Derek Chilvers (Suffolk Regiment Cyprus Veteran) …… Another day has dawned but today is special because it is Sunday 27th November which is the day that the Suffolk Regiment Cyprus Old Boys,… Continue reading

Another visit to the Cyprus Memorial Rock at the National Memorial Arboretum

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By Margaret Sheard….. We had originally planned to visit the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, UK when we were to visit the UK in November for a wedding, however, due to unforeseen circumstances… Continue reading

Skala – Larnaka’s Turkish Cypriot quarter

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Living near Iskele you become very aware of the town’s close links with Larnaka. There is a monument to Turkish Cypriots from there who died in inter-communal clashes, the town’s football team is… Continue reading

Cyprusscene reader asks about Ozanköy church

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By Chris Elliott……..   Our reader Susan Gilbert asks: “I live in Ozanköy. There is a small Greek church next to the Ozanköy Sport Club…is there a source of information about this church… Continue reading

Cyprus Rock Memorial at NMA : Looking back at its long journey

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Intro by Margaret Sheard….. Over the past year I have followed and written about the journey of the Cyprus Memorial Rock to its final resting place at The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire,… Continue reading

Suffolk Regiment in Cyprus Fingers the Goat update

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By Margaret Sheard…… Having written previously about the Suffolk Regiment in Cyprus and the story of Fingers the Goat, I was thrilled to receive some more photographs of Fingers which became the Mascot… Continue reading

Cyprus memories of ex-serviceman Brian Taylor, Welch Regiment

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By Margaret Sheard….. Having written many articles in conjunction with UK ex-servicemen who came to Cyprus in the 1950’s for their National Service, 2 of which were about another member of the Welch… Continue reading

Famagusta Port – From glory to disgrace

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By Steven Roberts……. A group of Turkish Cypriot active citizens formed the Famagusta Initiative back in 2013. Their objectives were to return the fenced off Maras/Varosha area of the town to its legal… Continue reading