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Local History Fayre 2019

Jersey Library

Event Overview

Jersey Library will be hosting the island’s fourth Local History Fayre on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th January from 10.00am-4.00pm. Meet, listen and talk to representatives from Jersey’s local history societies and organisations and learn more about the wonderful history of our beautiful island. Talks on local history subjects will take place throughout the fayre and specialists will be on hand to talk about their society or organisation.

Participants include: Jersey Library, Jersey Archive, Jersey Heritage, Channel Island Bus Society, Channel Islands Family History Society, Channel Islands Great War Study Group, Channel Islands Occupation Society, Jersey Postcard Study Group, L’Office du Jerriais, ‘Partnerschaft’ with Bad Wurzach, 1781 Jersey Militia, Air Raid Precautions, Crosby Media & Publishing Ltd.

Programme of Talks 

Friday 25th January

10.30 La Cotte de St Brelade — Olga Finch

11.45 Treasures of Jersey Library—Helen Barette & Julie O’Grady

1.10 John A'Court: a country boy who went to sea - David Le Maistre

2.30 Unravelling the Perchard Family Tree — Sue Hardy

Saturday 26th January

10.30 White Star, Blue Iceberg: Jersey sea stories - Paul Darroch

11.30 JEP Photographic Archive – Linda Romeril

12.30 German Artillery Batterie Moltke - Tony Pike (CIOS)

1.30 Coaching in Jersey 1970-2000 and the Dramatic Changes in Fleets, Composition and Ownership - Ian Everson

2.30 Elias Le Gros: The man who made the maps – Georgia Le Maistre

Other Events

Friday 25th & Saturday 26th January

10-12 Make Something Local—Join Jersey Library staff in the Eagle Lab to make a local keyring on our laser cutter.

Saturday 26th January

11:30-12:00 Jerriais taster session

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Jersey has a wealth of organisations, clubs and societies involved in the arts and heritage.

Whether you want to volunteer, pursue an existing interest or take up a new challenge, there is sure to be something of interest. Click here for a list of contacts.

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