The Business plan for the forest is taking shape and has benefited greatly from constructive comments received from Vince Thompson. A ten year outline plan for the expansion of the forest has also been drafted.
Donations for trees continue to be regularly received and, following a promotional appeal for the project, several people have taken up the idea of markers for their trees, in memory of loved ones or as a celebration of life. A donation of £250 was received from the St Helena Association for the establishment of a plantation. A generous donation (of £2000 over 2 years) has been pledged by the Eden Project, in addition to donations for other Trust activities, and an anonymous donor has made an exciting and generous initial donation of £2,000 with the intention of providing an annual donation of up to £3,000 matching funds raised by the project.
Thanks to Vince Thompson and Adam Kossowksi, information about the Millennium Forest Project is now available on the St Helena online website managed by Adam Kossowski, the St Helena Government Representative in South Africa.
Vince Thompson has produced a small booklet about his experience of the Forest. He will be promoting the Millennium Forest through the sales of this booklet and Tree Sponsorship at the St. Helena Reading Sports Day at the end of August. If you haven't yet sponsored a tree for yourself or a loved one then look out for Vince's stall at Reading and you will be able to do so.
The old Pipe Building has been restored inside by the police, and the Flax Mill working group can begin soon to decide how to proceed with their section, which has been walled off. The engine is in place, a floor needs to be laid, and display boards are needed, but we do have a lot of photographs, Ken Denholm’s research, and hope to run a reminiscence session soon with people who worked in the industry, to give recorded memories.
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Hopefully we will be completing the remainder for the new school year in September, to enable the Director to spend more time on the National Heritage Register. Particularly interesting, I think is the pack on Dinizulu as we often forget that he was our longest term famous prisoner, and not a lot is known about his time here.