Culture Jersey

Local History Fayre 2020

Jersey Library

Event Overview

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 Heritage, Channel Island Bus 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.

Talks, presentations and events:


10:30 Caroline Trachy: A Pioneer in Politics - Stuart Nicolle

13:10 St Saviour’s Churchyard: unusual stories 1542 – 1896 - Peter Dyson

14:30 Dr Lillian (Grandin) Dingle – Georgia Le Maistre

18:00 Poems from the Edge of Extinction – Geraint Jennings & various other people


10:30 On Sorrowful Tides: Jersey and the Loss of HMS Charybdis and HMS Limbourne, October 1943 – Ian Ronayne

11:30 The Privilege of Protecting the Past: 10 years as a freelance archivist - Catherine Kirby

12:30 Crimes and Misdemeanours - Linda Romeril

13:30 Shocking Bus Smash at Mont Felard – Ian Everson

14:30 Our Queer Channel Islands - Vic Tanner Davy

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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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