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CONTENTS We seek to apply business strategies to deliver social, environmental and cultural impacts, to change lives. Cultural activity can and does have a very positive impact on people’s lives in Jersey in all sorts of way: at a very personal level and at a community level. It’s what is sometimes called social capital – and we are always trying to understand that better so we can do more and increase our impact.

Chairman’s Statement


Director’s Overview


Exhibitions and Events


Engagement and Learning


Collections and Archives


Jersey Heritage: Social Entrepreneur


30 Years of Jersey Heritage


New Audiences


Volunteers 18 Living History


Archaeology and Treasure


Membership 22 Venues and Accommodation


Board of Trustees


Staff 26 Volunteers 27

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CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT I am happy to tell you that the optimism about the outlook for Jersey Heritage remains undimmed. The period since our last Review, and 2012 in particular, has been successful on many counts. As the Director reports, visitor income was up, trading income was up and fundraising increased significantly.

Over and above that, we have been able to invest in new exhibitions, refurbish some of our sites and begin work on new visitor accommodation that will help our operations to be more self-sustaining. Our partnership with the Department for Education, Sport and Culture, framed by Proposition 75/2010, provided much of the funding for these initiatives but in many cases their execution was accomplished with the co-operation and support of our partner heritage organisations, namely the Société Jersiaise and the National Trust for Jersey. Throughout, our Patrons and Members continue to support us at every turn and, in the process, stimulate our thinking about future events that we might stage that would be of interest to our wide audience. We are however conscious of the economic climate around us and its impact on both UK and European tourism. Therefore we keep our financial position under careful and constant review and try to avoid anything that might over-extend us. Up to now we have bucked the trend of declining visitor numbers however there is no room for complacency. In my role I am supported by a Board of Trustees and an Honorary Financial Adviser who give unstintingly of their time and skill to further Jersey Heritage’s interests. I thank them all. On your behalf I would also like to thank the Director, senior managers, staff and volunteers who throughout the year have worked diligently to bring the people of the Island a multi-faceted heritage organisation of which they can be rightly proud. Clive Jones, Chairman

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DIRECTOR’S OVERVIEW Jersey Heritage is 30 years old in 2013 and the organisation has evolved in both size and stature over that period. In many ways this evolution is a work in progress as we constantly strive for new ways to develop the service we provide in a sustainable way. This Review reflects on the achievements of the last 18 months but it is also an opportunity to pay tribute to those who over the last 30 years have helped Jersey Heritage become the strong organisation it is today, with a thoroughly modern and entrepreneurial focus. I would like to thank all of the staff, volunteers, supporters and partners who have shared our vision of protecting and interpreting our heritage for generations to come. Jersey Heritage plays an important economic, social and environmental role in helping our community achieve its aspirations and you can read more about this in the following pages. I hope you find this review both interesting and inspiring.

2012 Achievements and Performance We were very ambitious in 2012 but building on the savings and restructure achieved in 2010 and 2011 were able to surpass many targets by a very considerable margin. The headline results include notable growth in users of our services: more than 172,000 visitors through our doors, up over 6% on 2011; over 3,500 Archive readers, nearly 5% increase on 2011; a 15% increase in the number of tourists from overseas; a 17% increase on the number of Islanders who paid us a visit. This performance may be regarded as strong when set in relevant context: The number of tourists visiting Jersey fell by about 4% last year; the number of overseas visitors fell by 5%. The past 18 months have also seen considerable success in income generation. We have been able to assume that in our current business plan we will generate nearly 50% of our running costs thanks to the increases in footfall and substantial rises in the number of members we have recruited and sponsorship relations we have secured. At the same time we have continued to attain national standards in our work. All of the work we do – archives, conservation, museum operation, visitor attractions and staff development – have been assessed by external experts and accrediting bodies including Arts Council England, The National Archives and Visit Britain. In all areas of our business we have passed, and often exceeded by a high margin, the national standard. In some areas we are amongst the best in Britain.

Income Visitor income – Visitor attraction admissions income remained the most significant self-generated income stream at around a quarter of what we earned in 2012. Of this tourism has traditionally been by far the biggest segment. This balance is shifting as we succeed in diversifying income streams to ensure a more sustainable basis for the future but people visiting our sites in 2012 contributed £1.2 million (2011 - £1.1 million), an increase of 4% on the previous year. Trading income – Over the years we’ve developed, beyond simple admissions, a range of uses for sites that bring new audiences, extend public use of properties outside attraction hours and generate commercial income to pay for conservation. Most significant in terms of income generation are holiday lets and weddings. We received £318,000 (2011 - £311,000) from using our sites for holiday lets and functions such as weddings. Fundraising – fundraising initiatives in 2012, such as the Patrons’ Scheme, met with considerable initial success. This has been supported by the committed development of existing fundraising programmes such as the Membership Scheme. Consequently income from sponsorships and membership subscriptions rose by 45% in 2012 to just under £350,000.

Standards States support for Jersey Heritage is vital. This support is hard-earned by the organisation providing value for money public services assessed to high quality using national quality frameworks. Compliance – In the UK the standards to which Jersey Heritage subscribes are used by national and local authorities to establish best value in the funding of heritage organisations. Although we have always participated in relevant professional standards, accreditation now forms part of our Service Level Agreement and they provide a strong assurance of value to the States. Challenges – There are some challenges to note. These are largely the consequence of factors external to Jersey Heritage, although relevant to the States. • The Maritime Museum Arts Council Museum Accreditation remained provisional as it was not possible to agree an appropriate lease. • The Archive will undergo assessment for a new National Archives standard to be launched in 2013 in which current diminished levels of access may be an issue. Working with the States we would very much like to resolve both those issues in the near future. However, it remains that Jersey Heritage can report strong compliance with these standards which we believe help indicate that quality and value is being achieved in respect of public investment in Jersey Heritage.

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Key to maintaining the success we have achieved is the sites’ refreshment and refurbishment programme made possible by new investment.

Underlying all that public use is ongoing work with conservation of core heritage assets aimed at understanding its potential value and ensuring that is realised and passed on to future generations. In surveys, this is amongst the work we do most valued by the public.

Refurbishment of facilities – With funding from the ESC Investment Fund in 2012 we completely refurbished the art gallery at Jersey Museum for the Battle of Jersey exhibition. The gallery was in fact never completed in 1992 owing to cost savings on the building at that time. At the same time we were able to update and install the latest exhibit cases and audio visual technology. And being able to be this ambitious meant that we were able to raise a record volume of private and corporate sponsorship – over £80,000 – for this exhibition. This illustrates a virtuous circle demonstrating that the right investment can deliver the appropriate financial reward and a strong learning and community result. Using new spaces – As well as renewing existing galleries we were also able to expand into new spaces for temporary exhibitions last year. At Mont Orgueil we showed work from the Equanimity commission, originally designed for the Castle and which achieved global fame in 2012. And in No9 Pier Road we worked with local artist Karen Le Roy Harris to animate the story of the Victorian inhabitants of the house.

Engagement The headline numbers of participants in 2012 reflected all the varied ways we helped people engage with their heritage. Different people enjoy taking part in heritage in different ways so we are developing a diverse programme to meet everyone’s needs. Throughout this Review you will learn about the initiatives we have developed to reach the widest possible audience, including digital storytelling, living history, our work with Island schools through the education programme, My History Scrapbook and Discovery Days and lifelong learning events aimed at our older audience. There have also been notable successes in building our community of members and engaging with entirely new audiences through innovative and entertaining use of our spaces. One of the largest groups with which we engage is our pool of volunteers, who gifted more than 11,000 hours of their personal time to Jersey Heritage in 2012. This is a phenomenal and generous resource for which we are understandably grateful, and you can read more about this opportunity on page 18.

Historic Environment – One of the most significant heritage impacts we have made this year is a resurvey of the Island’s listed stock to help the Environment Department to streamline the planning process. More than 4,000 buildings have been considered with a community group of heritage and architecture experts. The discovery in 2012 of perhaps the Celtic world’s largest coin hoard excited the world and brought media coverage from as far away as Japan the United States and Australia. Then in September a collection of Bronze Age socket axes was uncovered in Trinity, again drawing international media attention and putting Jersey on the map for all the right reasons. You can read more about these amazing discoveries later in this Review and find out how we are making these treasures accessible to the public. The same issue is relevant to the Island’s written records. At the Jersey Archive there are now more than 270,000 searchable records online. To conclude, this Review is a snapshot of Jersey Heritage in 2013. It is an organisation that doesn’t stand still and 30 years of evolution, careful stewardship and visionary investment have built a very solid foundation for the future. Whilst we cannot predict what the organisation will look like in another 30 years, I am confident that the core values we espouse today will be as relevant then, as they are now.

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Public engagement is one of our core responsibilities and we are constantly seeking ways to plan exhibitions and events that will encourage people to visit our sites, and which will stimulate them to discover more about our diverse and intriguing heritage. We are also finding new ways to use technology to bring our interpretation of the past to life. For example, for the Battle of Jersey exhibition we created an audio-visual presentation using a radio drama approach, working with a script-writer from the TV soap Emmerdale and a sound designer from BBC Radio Three.

Battle of Jersey One of our aims at Jersey Heritage is to inspire people by telling stories about our history. Often objects are the tangible reminders of these stories and whilst they are, in effect, static pieces, our aim is always to exhibit them in a way that brings them to life and sparks our visitors’ imaginations. Many people I spoke to felt an emotional connection to The Death of Major Peirson because it is a painting they have known since childhood and because it represents a pivotal point in the Island’s history when things could have changed so drastically. Personally I felt huge emotion at seeing the painting brought to Jersey. At the Tate in London it is represented as a masterpiece of British art; in Jersey it is a masterpiece just the same but it also captures a moment in time. We call it colloquially The Battle of Jersey rather than The Death of Major Peirson because that’s what it represents here. There are a couple of people in the painting I’d love to talk to. Clement Hemery is the man in black in the central group. He sneaked out of his house in disguise (hence the black outfit rather than his militia uniform) when he spotted the French, went to warn the troops and, if the painting is to be believed, managed to make it back into town for the Battle. The model for the young boy in the right corner was Copley’s son. Born in Boston in 1772 aged just three he moved to London so his father could find fame and fortune as an artist. He must have met many of the soldiers that Copley senior interviewed about the Battle. He followed a completely different path to his father, choosing a career in the Law. He became an MP, Solicitor General and later Attorney General and was given the title Baron Lyndhurst. He owned the painting The Death of Major Peirson for all of his life. The Death of Major Peirson was certainly a huge endeavor but it demonstrated that it is good to be ambitious and that hard work pays dividends for everybody. We are going for big again next year with an exhibition based around the coin hoard, the biggest hoard of Iron Age coins ever found in Northern Europe.

Copley’s Death of Major Peirson measures approximately 3m x 4m

44 items made up The Battle of Jersey exhibition

75% of the cost of the exhibition was raised through grants, sponsorship and patronage

Longer term I have a couple of fantastic exhibitions up my sleeve. The Royal Collection has a number of watercolour paintings by John Le Capelain which were commissioned to mark Queen Victoria’s visit to Jersey in 1846. These were made into prints but the originals were presented to the Queen. A couple of them came to Jersey on loan around twenty years ago but I’d like to, if possible, bring the whole set back for a temporary exhibition. I’d also like Jersey Heritage to put on an exhibition based on the Impressionists in the Channel Islands. Berthe Morisot spent some time in Jersey in 1886 and whilst here created some paintings of Gorey and her daughter Julie Manet in their lodgings. Pierre Auguste Renoir spent the summer of 1883 in Guernsey. It would be wonderful - but very expensive! - to bring these paintings by iconic artists back to the Islands where they were created. Louise Downie, Curator of Art

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“ Hatched, Matched and Dispatched Hatched Matched and Dispatched followed the success of the All Our Yesterdays exhibition and the nostalgia it created. I had wanted to show some of the beautiful items we have in our textile collection for a long time but it needed an idea or concept to hang it on. Following the nostalgia created by the All Our Yesterdays exhibition and the collecting days that we held at the Jersey Archive, I had one of those light bulb moments when I realised that, with the records held at the Archive and the costumes used in Christenings, Weddings and Funerals and Mourning, we could tell some good stories.

I’m extremely happy that tours of the Jersey Museum are becoming an increasingly frequent and important aspect of official visits to the Island. It shows a growing appreciation of the part that Jersey Heritage plays in understanding our present by reference to our fascinating history and to our richly-patterned culture. It also reflects the respect and interest accredited globally. Deputy Rod Bryans, Assistant Minister with responsibility for Culture, ESC

A space was available in the exhibition programme and it just came together. The most difficult bit was deciding what to leave out as we had limited room in the John de Veulle Gallery. It’s difficult to choose a favourite item from the exhibition. Before I started working through the boxes in the store, I was convinced that I loved the wedding dresses best, but then I would look at some of the beautiful christening robes and I would like those most of all! Actually I really fell in love with some of the gorgeous jet-beaded mourning clothes. Being in mourning was obviously no reason not to be fashionable and the quality and workmanship of some of these pieces is stunning. Looking to the future, if budget and resource weren’t an issue, I’d like to mount a fine jewellery exhibition at the Jersey Museum. I would borrow some of the Salvador Dali pieces from the exhibition, Dali, Liquid Desire, (I first saw some of Dali’s jewellery 30 years ago and have never forgotten it) Damien Hirst’s Diamond encrusted skull and a few pieces from the jewellery galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Again, like clothes, it is the stories that appeal to me; fine jewellery is usually made or commissioned for a reason, even if it is just to show off wealth. And, obviously it doesn’t hurt that it is just visually very beautiful and sparkly. Alternatively, there was an exhibition of the designer Alexander McQueen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York called Savage Beauty. So far it has not been shown in the UK so I could just ship the whole thing to Jersey - now that really would be amazing! Val Nelson, Registrar

FACTS The oldest exhibit dated from


The most recent garment donated was worn in 2012

300 hours were spent putting the exhibition together

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ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING Education and outreach is an extremely important element of the service we offer. Jersey Heritage gives Islanders of all ages an opportunity to discover history for themselves in a very personal, appropriate and meaningful way. The ‘My History Scrapbook’ was once again distributed to all 7,000 primary school children, driving youngsters and their parents to visit our sites out of school hours. Our family events attracted more than 13,140 people at weekends and Bank Holidays. 2,000 adult learners came to staff-led events like the What’s Your Street Story initiative at Jersey Archive and the Fête des Dolmens bus tour, in 2012 promoted as part of the inaugural heritage festival with Jersey Tourism, Hidden Treasures. The Discovery Days are a great way to find out what children think about history. One of my favourite things about these family days is talking with the children and gaining an insight into what they think and how they learn. I like to watch the children as they work something out or process a new fact. The look of satisfaction when they complete a trail or a quiz is fabulous and it lets me know that I have done my job. I think of it as learning by stealth and hopefully the children and their parents leave a Discovery Day having had a lot of fun as well as having learnt something new. I love to see children enjoying the Discovery Days and many come back time and time again. I’ve watched these children grow up and I’ve become friends with their families over the years. Sometimes children will take part in the activities during the day and then come to give me what they’ve made as a present. I have a beautiful tissue paper flower made by a young girl at the first Discovery Day of 2013 sitting on my desk and at the end of 2012, a family gave me an entire toilet roll and cardboard box castle that they had made together after being inspired by the Discovery Days. The children are not the only ones to learn from the Discovery Days. In my role I am fortunate to be learning all the time, moving around the different visitor sites and researching all periods of history from the Dinosaurs to Neolithic, through to Medieval and the Victorians. Every day brings a new fact or ‘did you know?’ for me to work with. It’s extremely rewarding. Helen Otterwell, Family Events Coordinator

FACTS 8 Discovery Days are held every year In 2012 nearly 3,989 people attended a Jersey Heritage Discovery Day

The average age of the children who take part in the Discovery Days is 8 or 9

The children are absolutely delighted to receive their copies of the Jersey Heritage Annuals. Having the Scrapbook and Annual designed specifically for each Key Stage really helps engage the children with their learning, both in class and at home. The Annual’s illustrations of the key characters, Norman and Norma the Normans, really help to bring Jersey’s history to life in a fun and creative way for the older children who enjoyed using the Scrapbooks when they were younger. This is a brilliant community initiative and parents are also supportive of the use of the books as they encourage family activities. Sonia Burton, Head teacher at Bel Royal Primary School

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COLLECTIONS AND ARCHIVES Jersey Heritage is tasked by the States to operate a national standard archives service for the Island. At the Jersey Archive in 2012 we surveyed and took in 5,500 public records from States Departments and 120 collections of private records, and we catalogued around 8,000 items. There are now more than 270,000 searchable records online. And we had a surprising success with our new Adopt an Object scheme aimed at raising funds to support conservation, with some significant donations being made. We were also able to assist a project managed by Jersey Post and Deutsche Post, to deliver letters written by occupying forces to loved ones during World War 2, more than 70 years after they were posted but subsequently “liberated” from the Feldpost. The letters had been handed in to the Archive and our team played a crucial role in translating and identifying names and addresses of the intended recipients. Archives are the stories of people and places and those stories can always be vibrant and exciting. People’s motivations don’t change and stories of romance, revenge, tragedy, comedy, financial success and failure and family life can all be found at the Archive. By learning more about our ancestors or the place in which we live we can make a real connection to the past and sometimes understand more about our present circumstances. Family history can lead you to discover an ancestor who looks like you or who shares one of your personality traits. Looking at the history of your house you might discover more about past inhabitants, their living conditions and circumstances. Deciding which records are kept at Jersey Archive is an enormous responsibility. We are effectively deciding which documents tell the story of our lifetime and, in doing so, helping to shape the history of the Island that future generations will be able to study. Jersey Archive works with States’ departments to look at their records and decide which show the changes and development of Jersey; which show their polices and functions; which show events or people that helped shape Jersey and which might be of use to future genealogists. Selecting records for the Archive is a fascinating part of our job and allows us to feel that we are making a contribution towards the ongoing history of the Island. With well over 300,000 records stored at Jersey Archive it’s hard to pick just one as the most interesting! We have records that show the history of all aspects of Jersey from our relationship with the Crown to our agricultural and maritime heritage and from the official records of the Government of the Island to individual letters from the First World War. We have quirky fun items such as Charles II’s laundry bill from the time he stayed at Elizabeth Castle in the 17th century and items that embody and shape our Island’s identity such as the Bailiff ’s correspondence with the German Authorities during the Occupation. One of my favourite documents is a Charter to the Island from Edward IV from 1469 just after the Island had been occupied by the French. Edward praises the Islanders’ loyalty and then asks for compensation of £2,833 6 shillings 9 pence for his expenses in retaking the Islands! Linda Romeril, Head of Archives and Collections

FACTS Jersey Archive was first established in 1993

217,565 records are catalogued in the Archive

The age of the oldest record in the Archive is 635 years old

3,500 people use the Archive each year and the service receives nearly 2,000 written enquiries There are over 10 miles of records (180 football pitches!) held at Jersey Archive

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The items that come to the Archive may be dusty when they first arrive but after hours of careful cleaning and packaging they go into the strong rooms in pristine condition. These documents are not dry and dull. They are the tales of the lives of the people who have lived, worked and loved in the Island. The requests [for information] that interest me the most are those that have an emotional connection. There are the children who had been adopted viewing a registration card and seeing their parents for the first time, or the German soldier who was opposed to the Nazi regime and had made friends in the Island during the Occupation seeing photographs of people who had been kind to him 70 years previously. We have also had our fair share of ghost hunters; people who have seen or felt a presence in their house and want to find out who lived there previously and why they are now haunting them. We have some fascinating items in the Jersey Archive collection. We have an amazing police photograph album of criminals at the turn of the 20th century, which has some really poignant tales to tell. We also hold some wonderful images from the Jersey Swimming Club of patrons swan diving from a rather precarious 35-foot diving board. That collection is particularly special to me as it was one of the first I catalogued. However, when researching What’s your Street’s Story? the records I enjoy looking through the most are the Royal Court records. It is so interesting reading the kind of criminal activity that went on in the Island over 100 years ago! Stuart Nicolle, Senior Archivist

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JERSEY HERITAGE: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR Jersey Heritage was a shortlisted finalist in the Large Business Category of the 2013 Jersey Enterprise Awards. In this interview, Jersey Heritage Director Jon Carter explains how innovations in the heritage business are aiming to grow social, environmental, cultural and commercial value.

What is social enterprise in your mind? We seek to apply business strategies to deliver social, environmental and cultural impacts, to change lives. I used to think that was a very grand claim but my own experience and observations over twenty years at Jersey Heritage suggests that cultural activity can and does have a very positive impact on people’s lives in Jersey in all sorts of way: at a very personal level and at a community level.

How does that manifest itself ? We’ve created new ways for people to engage with the organisation get involved in heritage. Hundreds of people volunteer their time to help look after our sites and collections and visitors. I think people can draw a lot out of working voluntarily, working with each other and learning something. By introducing membership we’ve helped thousands of people become involved. They are making a very important contribution to us financially, of course, but we hope that people are drawing a lot of great personal and community experiences out of their membership as well. If you look at the number of local people visiting our sites it’s very substantial compared to the size of the community. That’s mostly time spent with family and friends, enjoying company in a distinctive environment. Local people visit our sites around 70,000 times every year for days out, school visits, for events or to stay so there is a growing network of connections with varying degrees of intensity but it’s one of the things that helps draw the community together; to spend time with people you know, and people you don’t know. As one of the best examples, thousands of people gather at the cider festival over the weekend in October, all sharing a great experience around something that is distinctively ‘Jersey’. So those are some of the sort of impacts that we can effect – building what’s sometimes called social capital – and we are always trying to understand that better so we can do more and increase our impact. Not that long ago heritage organisations in Britain were often run for the benefit of researchers and enthusiasts but now their value to the public is better understood.

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And where does Jersey Heritage fit into this developing trend of public value awareness?

What do you think the social enterprise agenda does for you as a business?

In particular in our early days we focused on learning. That’s still strong for us. Last year 10,000 schoolchildren visited during school hours and in addition outside of school hours 14,000 children visited, so you can see there is an immense level of engagement in learning.

‘Social enterprise’ as a term doesn’t have a single meaning. But in the sense that we use it, it means the use of commercial strategies to help deliver the cultural, environmental and social services we provide, in a way that is sustainable, that has the least impact on public finances and in a way that creates a virtuous circle of value for the public.

We also developed the significance of heritage for tourism and much of the early development of Jersey Heritage was sustained through the tourism economy. More recently we’ve developed the scale of our impact in the historic environment through our work with the States’ Planning Department on protecting important sites of heritage interest. And now we’ve begun to look more closely at our potential impact in new directions in supporting the development of the community.

With a declining tourism market, how will you maintain the role you play? I think heritage – which is essentially about place, people, stories adding up to character or ‘brand’ – will be vital in rebuilding tourism. We are looking at some innovative approaches to building a ‘museum without walls’ to make the most of all the island’s heritage assets. But we are also very keen to continue to look at other ways we can meet the community’s aspirations and ambitions. Jersey is facing new challenges, not least an ageing society and I think we will potentially be able to make very important contributions in the area of social policy. We have an obligation to understand the part we can play in developing our impacts to build a stronger community in Jersey, but when you look at the social impacts we do have and the very levels of social engagement we achieve, it is clear we have a really important contribution to make.

We need to make around £2.5m a year which more or less matches States’ investment on a pound for pound basis. The largest part of our self-generated income comes from our visitor attraction business, but that is only half of it and we have been keen to explore other ways that we can increase our earned income – weddings, holiday lets, retail and developing our charitable fundraising activity. What is important is that all of that engages people in our services, collections and sites as well as supporting income. Take the holiday lets project for an example, not only does that make an important financial contribution to heritage services generally but it has allowed thousands of people to enjoy the properties and it provides the means to conserve them long term.

Do you think the public understand your agenda? I think the debate about heritage priorities over the last few years has helped enormously to align our work with the level and style of service the public want.

And what role do you think Jersey’s heritage has to play in the Island’s wider ambitions for the future? We have all been made very aware recently of how important the perception of the Island internationally is. It is essential for all our futures that people understand us as the rounded community of real people we are. We need to tell our story in the wider world. Stories of culture and heritage have a very strong own voice. Just look at the huge international media coverage of the coin hoard and the Ice Age Island project. So learning, tourism, community wellbeing and international relations are all areas in which heritage can potentially make an important contribution to our future. And heritage is ultimately only ever about the future and about what is important to pass on to future generations in making a better island for everyone.


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NEW AUDIENCES We recognise that Jersey’s heritage, while accessible to people of all ages, does not necessarily resonate with every audience. Expectation of what a museum service should provide has changed significantly since Jersey Heritage was founded 30 years ago and our challenge is to make our collections and sites relevant to as many people as we can. An example is Muse, an eclectic programme of film, fashion and art in heritage sites, where we explored the possibilities of more audience-specific programmes, in this case for young adults. As part of a campaign to encourage new audiences and membership, we went out to the community to ask people how they would like to engage with the history of the Island and were inspired by the demand for a mix of the arts at Jersey Heritage locations. Museum in Greek means ‘The House of the Muse’ so with individual champions leading various arts streams, Muse defines the triangle of community, museums and the arts. With Muse, the emphasis is on quality rather than quantity and the 30 or so people who attend each event go away buzzing about the ‘money can’t buy’ experience. We make sure there’s an opportunity to discuss and participate throughout the evening. The audience can then take a bit of Muse and Jersey Heritage away with them as well as leaving their own footprint. One of our most attended Muse events last year was a fashion show at the Jersey Museum. Some people might question what the relation is to heritage but when you are approached by a number of Jersey students who are acutely conscious that their contemporary art and creativity is not only inspired by what has gone before but is our cultural heritage of the future, one cannot help but feed their passion. Nearly all of the Muse events are conceived and delivered by volunteers from community groups, clubs, associations and schools providing a rich cornucopia of content, audience and engagement. Jeremy Swetenham, Commercial Director

FACTS 42 Muse events were held during 2012

Around 300 volunteers helped to organise the events

The concept of Muse is a breath of fresh air. It’s important to convey to younger audiences that today’s culture, be it media, music or art, is tomorrow’s heritage and with each Muse event comes a theme which blends Jersey’s heritage with contemporary popular culture. A number of young bands and artists have been inspired to perform at Muse and musicians, photographers and artists have come together to create events that celebrate all aspects of Jersey’s heritage… the coast, the Battle of Flowers, Jersey’s urban pop culture and well known personalities from the Island. I truly believe that the Muse events have had a positive impact on younger islanders. Muse brings a new perspective to Jersey Heritage, making it current and relevant, bridging the gap between young and old and encouraging younger audiences to appreciate the invaluable work that Jersey Heritage does to maintain our culture and heritage for generation after generation. Lucy Sanderson, Muse Music Programmer

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VOLUNTEERS Our volunteers are the backbone of our service. The team of hard working and committed people gifted more than 11,000 hours of their time to Jersey Heritage last year.

Being a volunteer has really boosted my job prospects. Before I started, I had two interviews in four and a half months but, since volunteering with Jersey Heritage, I have already had five interviews with another coming up. I’ve found that I have grown more self-assured, especially since I started giving the guided tours. I initially found it daunting talking to ten complete strangers for over an hour but now I am much more confident. Volunteering at Jersey Heritage has also reignited my passion for history and I really enjoy spending time surrounded by the many centuries of life at Elizabeth Castle. Lewis Cooper, Volunteer

This generous support enables us to offer a service that would be unachievable otherwise. We believe also that by being able to take up a volunteering role, people’s lives are enriched and their sense of community is enhanced. Jersey Heritage would not function the same without volunteers and we very much appreciate the help of those who give their time, energy, talents, life skills, expertise and enthusiasm not just for the benefit of Jersey’s heritage but for the whole Island. By donating a total of around 10,000 hours per year our volunteers achieve an enormous amount, which would not be possible without them.

commits three full days per week as well as taking boats out for evening sailings, for special events and for local schools and under-privileged young people visiting Jersey. In 2012 Bob was part of the Jersey Heritage team of volunteers in the flotilla celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. Julia Countanche, Volunteer Coordinator

In return our volunteers become a part of the Jersey Heritage team and have the benefit of making new friends and learning new skills. We arrange social events, exhibition previews and behind the scenes tours especially for our volunteers and they also receive the Jersey Heritage Volunteer Card, which allows free access to all our sites. Some people volunteer on a regular basis but there are opportunities for volunteers to help on one-off projects or special events too. The volunteer cider-makers work extremely hard for one or two days each year at La Faîs’sie d’Cidre. We also have a list of volunteers who we can contact for help at short notice. Some people will help with membership promotion at events such as the Boat Show, whilst others will help with apple picking, leaflet distribution or moving furniture and setting up equipment in preparation for a Muse event. We have lots of different roles and always try to cater to the volunteer as well as fulfilling our own needs. Our very youngest volunteer is just nine years old – he has his own Militia uniform and accompanies his dad who is a Living History re-enactor at Elizabeth Castle, whilst our oldest volunteer was born in 1925 and entertains visitors at Hamptonne Country Life Museum by playing accordion. He speaks Jèrriais and his music makes a lot of people smile - sometimes even dance - at the annual La Faîs’sie d’Cidre. He also helps with bread baking, when we make cabbage loaves. Our longest serving volunteer is Bob Asplet who is one of the Maritime Museum Boat Shop team that restores the heritage boats collection. Bob initially agreed to look after the recently restored Fiona when she was launched in June1993 so has been volunteering for Jersey Heritage for twenty years. He regularly

FACTS Jersey Heritage has around 150 volunteers at any one time Volunteers range in age from 9 to 88 years old The longest serving volunteer has been with the organisation for 20 years

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LIVING HISTORY The feedback we receive from visitors to our sites reminds us how valuable our living history characters are in telling Jersey’s story. The experience they create generates understanding, knowledge and laughter. From the Goodwyf to witches, Gunner Graves to storytellers, our living history characters bring our heritage to audiences in an accessible and very enjoyable way.

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ARCHAEOLOGY AND TREASURE Jersey is internationally recognised for the role it has played in discovering and interpreting human development over many thousands of years. We have, within this very small landmass, some of the most amazing and illuminating heritage assets in the world. From Ice Age sites such as La Cotte de St Brelade to the medieval immensity of Mont Orgueil and the forbidding concrete ring of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, Jersey can add so much to our understanding of where we are, and how we got here. The discovery in 2012 of perhaps the Celtic world’s largest coin hoard excited the world and brought media coverage from as far away as Japan, the United States and Australia. Funding from the Tourism Development Fund will enable us to explore our Ice Age past in more intricate detail than has previously been possible and this, too, is turning the world’s gaze towards our shores. Jersey Heritage has a pivotal role to play by bringing the right teams together to carry out this work. I’ve been working on the Celtic coin hoard for the last twelve months. Although I’m used to working on archaeological material even older than the coin hoard, every now and again I did find something that made a shiver run up my spine. One thing was a particular heap of coins on the hoard’s surface where someone had obviously shaken out the very last coin bag into the pit two thousand years ago. Another was when a little distance away from that heap of coins I found a human footprint showing that someone had jumped into the pit just before it was covered with earth. Those things give you a glimpse of a particular moment in the past, not just a historical period. There are around 70,000 coins in the hoard in total. We’ve researched the best way to clean them with the British Museum and they’ve got the treatment down to about six minutes per coin. That works out at about six to eight years work for one person. Even if I could give a half of my time to this work I would probably retire before I was finished so we hope to get some more people to work on them with me and finish the whole job in about three years. In the future, I’d love to work on a Viking sword but having had the chance to work on a half-ton gold and silver Celtic treasure hoard it seems a bit rude to ask for something better! Iron objects of that age never last well in local soils but it would be a wonderful thing to conserve. The Vikings used very subtle decoration with silver, tin and lead, and revealing a nice sword hilt from under the corrosion would be lovely. Neil Mahrer, Archaeological Conservator

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Before the dig, I was excited yet apprehensive about what we would find. After all the anticipation surrounding it, and knowing my dad’s luck, this ‘big signal’ was probably just going to be a rusty old pipe! Luckily for me I had just finished my GCSE exams which gave me the time off to come and help with the excavation. When we saw our first glimpse of the coins, the excitement set in. I was recording everything on my camera and managed to get some footage of that special first moment of us finding the coins. Once we had established the coins’ existence, we set about looking for the edges of the hoard - a simple task you may think? We started digging in all directions looking for an edge but the coins just kept coming; it was incredible. The hoard turned out to be HUGE, nothing close to the small pot of coins I was expecting to see. The size of it really made me stand back and look in awe at the incredible piece of history I was helping to uncover.




Throughout the excavation, I kept a detailed record of all aspects of the dig through photos and videos. Initially I didn’t think what I was doing was very important, but after the excavation it became clear to me that my work was extremely valuable. A coin hoard excavation has never been so well documented before and (so I’m told) my work Mikeyin the future. could be of Amy great significance to archaeologists Overall I feel very proud that I was able to be a part of this once in a lifetime excavation. Scott Miles, Son of one of the finders, Richard Miles

The Celtic coin hoard discovered in 2012 is believed to hold up to 70,000 coins and other precious items More than 70 groups have been to view the coin hoard It took more than 50 hours to lift the coin hoard out of the ground It takes 6 minutes to clean each coin


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MEMBERSHIP Membership of Jersey Heritage is vital for the longer term because it enables us to offer a sustainable service with certainty. We have grown our membership to more than 8,000. Our ambition is to make Jersey Heritage membership a socially valuable and beneficial experience. Jersey Heritage members enjoy free access to all of our sites as well as receiving regular email updates on our events and exhibitions, special offers, free guest passes and discounts at our holiday lets. Jersey Heritage membership is great for feeding the mind and senses and our sites serve as a wonderful meeting place for people of all ages. The brilliant Discovery Days are free events for primary school aged children; the children find them fascinating and they’re a great social event for families to enjoy together. My children and I regularly attended Discovery Days when they were little. It was a great way to meet friends in an inspiring atmosphere and one of the only events we could do as a family that was free. On a wet day our favourite places were the Maritime Museum and the Jersey Museum or, for wet wellie weather, we loved Hamptonne Country Life Museum. On a sunny day there is nothing quite like visiting a castle; taking in the scenery and the fresh air is wonderful... but there is so much more to Jersey Heritage than castles. Members can experience farm life at Hamptonne Country Life Museum or explore the Island’s rich maritime history at the Maritime Museum and our Living History re-enactors really do bring history to life. La Hougue Bie is fascinating. You can explore the burial chamber and learn about Jersey’s significant Neolithic history and the more recent discoveries made. There are some fantastic trees at La Hougue Bie too; the place is serene and peaceful and I always feel rested when I leave. People say it’s on a ley line; I’m not sure about that but I know how I feel. A visit to a heritage site is good for the body, mind and soul. You definitely use a lot of energy walking up and down the steps of Mont Orgueil and there’s no denying that socialising and taking in great views is enriching for the soul. On a clear day France can be seen from Mont Orgueil and dolphins have been spotted. Julie Wildbore-Hands, Member Services Officer

FACTS There were 8,300 members of Jersey heritage as at August 2013 Members can enjoy 33 free events throughout the year

April is the most popular month to become a Jersey Heritage Member




• Free/Discounted entry to all Jersey Heritage

The Maritime Museum is the Heritage site most visited by members

events, exhibitions.

• A personal key to roam the Jersey Heritage visitor sites for free

• Free guest passes to use at Jersey Heritage sites • Exclusive member-only events and activities • Special offers in Jersey Heritage shops • Discount vouchers to use at Jersey Heritage sites and partner organisations

• Regular updates • 20% discount on research costs at Jersey Archive • Discounts for Heritage Holiday Lets and Wedding Venue hire







Jersey Heritage protects and preserves the Island’s Heritage for you and future generations to enjoy. We are delighted to bring to you an array of new and exciting events and exhibitions, hosted at some of Jersey’s most iconic historical sites throughout 2013. As a Jersey Heritage member, you have your very own E R B SH key to the castle so that you can take time EM FROM to enjoy a different experience every day with family and friends. MO N T


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VENUES AND ACCOMMODATION For 30 years Jersey Heritage has been most readily associated with the iconic sites that stand out for our visitor market – Mont Orgueil, Elizabeth Castle, La Hougue Bie and Hamptonne Country Life Museum. But in recent years Jersey Heritage has worked in partnership with a number of States departments to bring back to life key historic buildings and put them to work as holiday lets and event venues. Many of these sites have been at the heart of Island life for 3,000 years and now they are again serving a vital function, generating a significant proportion of our annual income. The properties are not only remarkable for their architecture, history or wonderful location, but are all really special places to stay. I’d choose a German bunker over a five star luxury hotel room any day of the week. There are lots of luxury hotels in the world but not many bunkers that give a fascinating insight into a unique time in European and Island history. Each of the Jersey Heritage holiday lets has its only personality and provides the perfect hideaway. Not many people know that La Tour Cârrée, in St Ouen’s Bay was transformed a couple of years ago to a honeymoon suite for local newlyweds complete with a four poster bed, roaring fire, a canopy of fairy lights and a fitted carpet. We receive many unusual requests for the holiday lets and try to accommodate as many as is practical. We recently had a bride arrive on horseback for her wedding at Hamptonne Country Life Museum. We’ve also held humanist baby naming ceremonies, been witnesses to marriages and delivered surprise birthday and anniversary gifts to the heritage lets. It’s all part of ensuring that our customers have the best possible experience at our sites. Jo Falla, Venues Manager

FACTS There are currently 13 heritage lets available; next year with the addition of Rocco and Kempt Towers, there will be 15

2,500 people stay in the heritage holiday lets each year

On average the holiday lets are occupied for 35 weeks of every year Nearly 250 events including weddings, seminars, private parties and summer balls are held at heritage sites every year

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Clive Jones John Clarke Simon Crowcroft Peter Funk Bob Hassell Nicholas Lane Mark Oliver

Lloyds TSB

Stanley Gibbons

Lloyds TSB Private Banking


Mourant Ozannes



Credit Suisse

The Jersey Insurance Corporation



Devents Limited

Benest and Syvret

Le Gallais

States of Jersey Development Company


Jersey Tourism

IQ Jersey



Eve de Gruchy Ed Sallis Kate Kirk Kevin Keen Jonathan Voak Paul Nicolle

SENIOR MANAGEMENT Jonathan Carter (Director) Doug Ford (Head of Community Learning) Linda Romeril (Head of Archives and Collections) Allison Soulsby (Head of Human Resources)

Jeremy Swetenham (Head of Commercial Operations) Philip Thomas (Finance Director)

ADVISORY GROUPS Records Advisory Panel The RAP advises the Board of Trustees and the Education Minister on matters relating to the Public Records Law Mary Billot Henry Coutanche (Chairman) Nigel Jenner Derek Maltwood Mike Sunier

Conservation Advisory Group The CAG is made up of representatives of the Island’s heritage organisations and has advised the Board of Trustees on the stakeholder consultation and adoption of conservation policies for historic sites in the care of Jersey Heritage. John Clarke (Société Jersiaise) Richard Le Sueur (National Trust) Mike Ginns (Channel Islands Occupation Society)

Jeremy Swetenham (Head of Commercial Operations) Philip Thomas (Finance Director)

Ministerial Listing Advisory Group The MLAG works with Jersey Heritage to advise the Planning Minister on the protection of buildings and sites of heritage interest Charles Alluto Chris Aubin John Clarke Francis Corbet (Chairman) Paul Craig Andre Ferrari Antony Gibb Paul Harding Robert Le Mottée Richard Le Sueur Colin Tadier Mike Waddington


PATRONS Life Patrons


Mark and Elizabeth Buxton Anne Best

Clive and Jo Chaplin Peter and Jennie Funk John Henwood Mary Venturini Norman and Natalie Laverack Alastair and Penny Best Julian and Martha Bernstein Martin Flageul Ross Hollyman Donald and Nicola Adamson Ted Ridgway-Watt

Patrons Richard and Gwenda Chadwick Gloria Warner David Gainsborough Roberts His Excellency Sir John and Lady McColl Peter de Bourcier Martin Bralsford John and Ruth Cunningham Derek Breed Tricia Kennedy Jonathan White Philip Hewat-Jaboor

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STAFF Staff List Jared Abel Maureen Ashworth Bob Asplet James Awalsh Justin Bagdonas Nigel Bartlett Johnny Blaine Nigel Blake Kim Bouguard Simonne Boys Natalie Brammer Grace Bravery Garry Brown Terry Brown David Bull Trevor Bull Roger Burton John Cameron Anna Capstick Jonathan Carter Jason Castledine David Chilton Gillian Chilton Garry Coles Gordon Collas David Coom Trevor Copp Julia Coutanche Alison Crabb Emily Crichard Dolores Da Silva Chris Dalkner Ian Daly Sarah Denoual Ann Dodsley Louise Downie Sarak D’Ulivo-Rogers Chris Durbano Hannah Fage Jo Falla Steven Falle

Chris Fennell Rui Figueiredo Olga Finch Douglas Ford Stephanie Forster Trudy Foster Graham Gallais Angela Garner Bronwen Garth-Thornton Jackie George Helen Gray Donna Hamon Kim Hamon Sam Hardy Michelle Harris Talitha Hart Sandra Hayes Jo Hervieu-Hearmon Laura Heward Roger Hills Bridget Houseago Jasmine Houze Jo Howell Linda Jones Ian Kearns Robert Kelly Tom Kennedy Alan Kerry Carmella Knight Lucy Layton Barry Le Brun Marilyn Le Brun Jarina Le Main Joyce Le Moine Mick Le Pavoux Victoria Le Quelenec Danielle Leerson Michele Leerson Kevin Lees Michael Lees Jason Longsden Melissa Loughlin

Rebecca Loughlin Nicola Lucas Ian MacDonald Joss Macdonald Sue MacDonald Neil Mahrer Maureen Mannion Mia Mannion Renny Maraj Matt Le Marrec Paul Matthews Ciara McCarthy Barry McClelland George McIlwraith Lauren Midgley Vix Millar Debbie Miller Jo Mitchell Ann Morin Marcel Nedelec Val Nelson David Newman Stuart Nicolle Helen Nicolle Cally Noel Erin O’Brien Chris O’Connor Lisa Oldham Helen Otterwell Lizzie Painter Arthur Parkes Freddie Phipps Eric Portsmouth Roland Quintaine Diana Renouf Wesley Riant Peter Roberts Andre Rodrigues Melissa Rodrigues Charlotte Rogers Carol Romeril Linda Romeril

Alana Rondel Sophie Rondel Charlotte Samson Peter Shaw Deborah Shead Elouisa Simon Angela Simoncelli Joseph Smith Philip Smith Allison Soulsby Ann Stone Jenny Sunley Jeremy Swetenham Alan Tadier Milly Thomas Phil Thomas Jo Thorpe Tanguy Tomes Vicky Toole Brenda Tostevin Jon Troy Casey Tucker Gary Turner Jenny Underwood Terry Underwood Andrea Walker Jane Warren Janne White Julie Wildbore-Hands Kat Wilkinson Melody Wiseman

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VOLUNTEERS Neville Ahier Sam Arnold Tom Arnold Bob Asplet Daphne Aubert Harry Aubin Andrew Averty Benjamin Bagdonas Justin Bagdonas Nigel Bartlett Rosemary Bett Cara Billot Mike Blake Gwen Blake Nigel Blake Johnny Blaine Alan Blampied Alan Blythin Michael Bohea Peter Bohea Georgina Bois Colin Bougeard Pat Bougeard Michael Borman Hugh Boyle Richard Brabiner Peter Brady Alice Bravery Grace Bravery Jane Bravery Peter Bryan Emily Butel Mick Burrell Katie Campbell Margaret Campbell Renee Cassidy Lucy Chapman Steven Chanyi Edward Christie Cecelia Clark Valerie Clark Marguerite Clarke

Pat Clarke Melanie Coleman Oliver Colston-Weeks Chris Concannon David Coom Dorothea Coombs Lewis Cooper Trevor Copp Alexandra Corbridge Nick Corson Patricia Coughlan Erzsebet (Liz) Csordas Rob Cuming Hannah Curtis Daniel Davies Elliot Davies Karen De Carteret Barney De la Cloche Aimee De la Cour Laura De la Cour Jane De la Haye Edite De Maura Charlie Denney Astra Denton Ben Diggle Darren Diggle James Diggle Samantha Diggle Gill D’Lacey Ella Dodd Don Dolbel Judy Donadieu Dave Dorgan Pat Dorgan Alana Duchemin Dee Edwards Dominic Egré Jane Egré Jillian Fa Alice Fagan Michael Ferns Bill Findlay

Judy Gardener Emily Garner Josh Garnier Philip Gartside Enid Gautier Eileen Germaine Eleanor Germain Dick Gledhill Mick Godden Martin Godel Derek Goreham Patrina Gray Chris Green Shirley Groombridge Edward Guegan Roger Guiton Samuel Hackwood Darynne Hamon Christopher Harris Andrew Harvey Phily Headdon Jessica Healy Jo Hickey Stewart Hill Dave Hocquard Carolyn Hollis Samuel Hollyhock Victoria House Catherine Howard James Howard Richard Howell Frankie Huggler Mary Humphrys Mick Humphrys Jean-Michel Jarman Douglas Johnson Amelia Jones Carol Jones Kathryn Kean Ian Kearns Trevor Keeler Catheryn Kempster

Liz Kenyon Philippa Kergozou David King Sam Lally Karen Lange-Smith Mike Lange-Smith Simon Lange-Smith Wendy Lange-Smith Craig Last Fiona Le Corre Hilary Le Couilliard Deamela Le Feuvre Emily Le Feuvre Wendy Le Feuvre-Hunt Noel Le Fondré Henry Le Galle Michael Le Huquet Chris Le Long Francis Le Luyer David Le Maistre Marguerite Le Marquand Ann Le Masurier Philippa Le Masurier Annabel Le Plongeon Kelly Le Quesne Bob Le Sage Craig Leach Katie Lees Michael Lees Berry Lemonnier David Levitt Bridget Lewis Alan Ley Tom Lisher Petra Livesey Jason Longsden Annette Lowe Ellen Lusby Liz Macaulay Carol Maindonald Edward Malet de Carteret Maureen Mallett

Imogen Malpas Fleur Manning Melanie Mary Gabriell-Siân Mason Danielle Masterton Jon Mawson Patricia McDonnell Doug McIntosh Charlotte McMahon Amy Meeks Dian Mezec Sue Mills Ashley Moffat Maggie Moisan Luke Monet Kyle Moody Jenna Moon Laurie Mould Charlotte Mulholland Helen Murphy Ieuan Murphy Helen Myers Marcel Nedelec Barbara Nelson Cally Noel George Noel James Oliver Joanna Pallot Dwayne Palmer Marco Passalacqua John Pasturel Sheila Perchard Victor Perron Bruce Perry Brian Phillipps Lisa Phillips Rowan Pilley Zoe Pirouet Alec Podger Fiona Potigny Rupert Powell Sheila Price

Peter Queen Tracey Radford Anita Rayson Nicola Renouf Carol Romeril Sam Russell Jake Schindler Rychel Scott Deirdre Shute Christopher Simmonds Graham Smyth Edward Stephens Luke Stievenard Rebecca Stopher Gwyneth Syvret John Tanner Frances Taufer Ben Thorpe Joanna Thorpe Mary Tomuleasa Maureen Toy Ruth Tuck Gary Turner Jenny Underwood Terry Underwood Tom Vallois Liz Vautier Christine Vibert James Vibert Andrea Walker Sacha Waters Sarah Webster Sarah Westwater Sue Wheeler Juliette White Rebecca Wijsmuller Karen Willis Rosie Willmott Ann Winder Dave Wood Lyndon Wou

Channel Islands Family History Society Members Mary Billot Margaret Cabot Guy Dixon Estelle Egglishaw Olivia English Janet Ferbrache Richard Gallichan Daphne Hinault Frank Le Blancq Winston Le Brun Pam Le Cornu Georgia Le Maistre Annette Le Pivert Ray Le Pivert Helene Le Quesne Yvonne Le Riche James McLaren Rene Morley Pat Neale Paul Nicolle John Noel Valerie Palmer Sue Payn Pam Phelps Wilf Pigeon Doreen Reed Margaret Renouf Ann Schreer Brian Surcouf Michael Vautier Nancy Vautier

Jersey Heritage, Jersey Museum, The Weighbridge, St Helier, Jersey JE2 3NG Telephone: +44 (0) 1534 633300 Facsimile: +44 (0) 1534 633301 Email:


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