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Tenerife heritage? Tenerife national trust?

A notice to you, the reader; this article is more of a plea to the cabildo and the ayuntamientos, the central government and local governments of Tenerife, than my normal story from the island’s past, but do stay with it.Full Article

THE SPY

When the Second World War broke out in 1939, Spain was in ruins, the country had been devastated by the civil war that had ended only months before, and ...Full Article

All about skulls

Speaking of skulls, which we weren’t, show me a skeleton and I can say “That’s a skeleton” as good as the next man. Show me a tibia or a ...Full Article

The vanished convents of Tenerife

While travelling around Tenerife you might have noticed that there are churches and chapels and wayside shrines all over the island. But what are missing are monasteries and convents. In Britain, ...Full Article

Remembering British war dead

Recently we remembered those who gave their lives in the First World War. This article is about men who died in a battle long before.Full Article

“Torre del Conde” of La Gomera

Through the pages of the ‘Tenerife News’, may I make a suggestion to the Cabildo of Gomera, the Ayuntamiento of San Sebastian and the University of La Laguna, that an archaeological ...Full Article

Kings and queens

In Santa Cruz the Museo de Bellas Artes in Calle Jose Murphy, next to the Plaza del Principe, houses a collection of paintings and sculptures dating from the 16th century to ...Full Article

Hugh Salvin and Simon Bolivar “The liberator” of South América

On 5th January 1824 HMS ‘Cambridge’, under the command of Captain Thomas Maling, set sail from England for South America to take four British Consuls, their families and their staff, ...Full Article

Hugh Salvin in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, 1824

On 5th January 1824 HMS Cambridge, under the command of Captain Thomas Maling, set sail from England for South America to take four British Consuls, their families and their staff, making ...Full Article

HUGH AND JEFFERY SALVIN

The name of Reverend Hugh Salvin will be familiar to a lot of people in Alston, Cumberland. He left his name in Salvin House, opposite the Cumberland Hotel, and ...Full Article
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