Category Archive: Heritage

Cyprus Memorial Rock unveiling Sunday 21st August 2016

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By Margaret Sheard……. Chris and I had intended to visit the National Memorial Arboretum to see the Cyprus Rock Memorial in November when we have a planned visit to the UK, however it… Continue reading

Erenkoy Commemoration 52 years and the Truth

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By Steven Roberts…….. I first found out about Erenköy (Kokkina in Greek) and the fierce battle that raged in this otherwise sleepy north west corner of the island in the ‘Rough Guide to… Continue reading

Erenkoy will always be remembered

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By Chris Elliott…….. Today is a day for remembering the heroes who with their backs to the sea, stood alone against overwhelming odds. This place, Erenköy, is a small enclave outside the TRNC to… Continue reading

Minden Day at Bury St Edmunds, July 31st 2016.

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  By Derek Chilvers….. Suffolk Regiment in Cyprus 1958/59…… As I left my home for the drive to Bury St Edmunds for the annual Minden Day celebration, I was very glad to see… Continue reading

UK National Memorial Arboretum : Cyprus Memorial Rock Update 4

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By Margaret Sheard….. The unveiling of the Cyprus Memorial Rock at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire UK, is drawing closer and 21st August will see a very large gathering of ex-servicemen… Continue reading

Concerts Without Borders At The Centre of Visual Arts and Research (CVAR), Nicosia

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Concerts Without Borders  “Music Fit for a Queen” By Chris Elliott……. Time seems to fly by when you are having fun they say and that reminds me of when Margaret and I went… Continue reading

Northern Cyprus and the Dawn Vigil 2016 as Peace and Freedom Day Approaches

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By Chris Elliott…… Sadly events in Turkey in the past 5 days have created an air of uncertainty here in Cyprus on both sides of the divide and also around the world and… Continue reading

William Dreghorn Exhibition – ArtRooms, Girne until 9th September

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By Heidi Trautmann…… William Dreghorn (1908-2001) Many friends and contemporaries of  William Dreghorn had come together on the opening evening at the ArtRooms in Girne, Turkish Cypriot friends as well as British friends.… Continue reading

Cyprus Rock Memorial unveiling at NMA – Update 3

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By Margaret Sheard….. It seems there will be a huge number of people attending the unveiling of the Cyprus Rock Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, UK, which will be taking… Continue reading

Food and Beverage Tradition – Global Push to make Mediterranean Diet sexy again

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Food and Beverage Tradition Global Push to make Mediterranean Diet sexy again It may be on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List, but global experts warn the Mediterranean diet, prized for its health benefits,… Continue reading

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