Category Archive: Heritage

Cyprus Memorial Rock at the National Memorial Arboretum – Update 2

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By Margaret Sheard…… We have received a further update from David Littlemore about the progress of the unveiling ceremony on 21st August.  Everything seems to be well in hand and I am very… Continue reading

Nicosia International Airport – “Ghost Airport of the Divided Capital City”

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By Margaret Sheard…… We were invited to a screening of the documentary film “Ghost Airport of the Divided Capital City” at Chateau Status in the buffer zone and having written a few articles… Continue reading

Cyprus Aviation History – Part 5 – Geçitkale Airport

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Introduction by Margaret Sheard….. Having published a number of articles about Cyprus Aviation History, provided in conjunction with Captain Emre Unel, I started to think about Geçitkale Airport which I actually travelled to and… Continue reading

Book signing by Osman Balikcioglu in aid of Tulips

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By Margaret Sheard…… Having met Osman Balikcioglu, I was very pleased to hear that he has now written two books and he will be promoting and launching the second issue of his first… Continue reading

A Bell in Bellapais by John Guthrie

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By Chris Elliott……. On a recent visit to the Gardens of Irini in Bellapais to meet Jay Wadams at his photographic exhibition he mentioned that he is helping Deirdre Guthrie with the publishing… Continue reading

A 400 Year Resurrection Of William Shakespeare

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By Peter Wills…….. To quote William Shakespeare, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women  merely players.  They have their exits and their entrances;  And one man in his time… Continue reading

North Cyprus Heritage – Mausoleum for Rauf Raif Denktaş

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North Cyprus Heritage Mausoleum for Rauf Raif Denktaş Rauf Denktas´ grave Work will start this year on the construction of a mausoleum for the late Founding TRNC President Rauf Raif Denktaş. The news… Continue reading

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