DID you know that Swindon is known as 'Swindolena' to St Helena expats?

The town is known to residents of the remote island by this nickname because of its large community of expats, known as Saints, from that island.

St Helena, located in the South Atlantic, is one of the most remote inhabited islands in the world and its current population is around 4,300 people.

The UK’s largest gathering of St Helena expats takes place over this Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday and Sunday in Reading this weekend.

Expat Saints from across the country will gather at Reading Abbey Rugby Football Club for a weekend of fun activities at the annual St Helena Sport Day.

The event has been taking place in Reading for nearly 40 years and is organised by the charitable St Helena Association.

To find out more, visit sthelenasportsday.com