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More to discover in 2014 Discovery Days A Sailor in a Castle Sunday 13 April Mont Orgueil Castle

Treasure Island

Sunday 4 May La Hougue Bie Museum

What’s Cooking?

Sunday 15 June Hamptonne Country Life Museum

Medieval Battles Sunday 6 July Mont Orgueil Castle

Starry Starry Nights Sunday 3 August La Hougue Bie Museum

Arty Animals

Sunday 14 September Hamptonne Country Life museum

Mermaids and Monsters Sunday 12 October Maritime Museum

Read All About It

Sunday 9 November Jersey Museum & Art Gallery

Christmas Craft Day

Sunday 7 December Jersey Museum & Art Gallery

New for 2014

Limited places & booking necessary Discovery Workshops (8-11 Years Old) April - November Various sites

Discovery Sleepovers (6-11 Years Old) Various sites and dates throughout the year

For more information or to book email:

Discover Six Sites of Summer Monday - Friday 21 July - 29 August Various sites

Family Events

Bells, Bunnies & Bonnets

Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 April La Hougue Bie Museum

Knight School

Saturday 24 to Wednesday 28 May Mont Orgueil Castle

Download the Jersey Heritage Events Calender to your mobile device now! Visit:


La Faîs’sie D’Cidre

Saturday 18 to Sunday 19 October Hamptonne Country Life Museum Sponsored by Jersey Tourism

Welcome Welcome to the My History Scrapbook 2014 Issue 1 - April & May. This is the first of three books in 2014 packed full of fun facts, activities and puzzles designed to help you on your quest to explore Jersey’s exciting and colourful history. What are Discovery Days? These are special activity days held at each of the Jersey Heritage sites. There will be activities, art and craft to do, trails to explore and quizzes to try. We have also planned a host of NEW family events for you to enjoy in 2014, including Discovery Workshops and Sleepovers.

We are delighted to support the Jersey Heritage My History Scrapbooks for a fourth year. Discover Jersey’s amazing history with your family and friends, and have fun exploring the different Heritage sites. Remember to keep your Scrapbooks safe, so you can look back on everything you’ve learnt at the end of the year.

Daniel Birtwistle Managing Partner, Jersey Mourant Ozannes

I would like to add a special thanks to Mourant Ozannes who have helped us to bring the Scrapbook to you.

Jonathan Carter Director, Jersey Heritage

Look out for the shields hidden on each page throughout this book! How many can you find?





a c n i a s r tle o l i a S gueil Castle, Sun day 13 April, 10am – 5pm Mont Or

Join us at Mont Orgueil Castle and discover ships and sailors. Learn why the castle’s position was so important for defending the Island against invaders and uncover secrets of the shipwreck in Gorey harbour.

In 1460, the French army invaded the Island and took over Mont Orgueil Castle. In 1468, Sir Richard Harliston, decided to take back the Castle. He and his men surrounded the Castle and cut off all their supplies. In order to escape, the French decided to build a boat.


The French army built two boats. One in view of the English army and one hidden inside the Castle. To trick the English, the French built the hidden boat more quickly as they thought they would be able to launch the boat from the back of Mont Orgueil Castle. However, after 19 weeks, the French were forced to surrender and the boats were never used. This is the first record of boat building in Jersey.

Make a cork boat

What you need: 3 corks 2 lolly sticks 3 toothpicks Strong glue or hot glue Craft foam


What you need to do:


Put the corks about 1 cm apart from each other.


Glue one lolly stick onto the top of the corks lengthways on the left hand side.


Glue one lolly stick onto the top of the corks lengthways on the right hand side.


Now cut out squares of the craft foam (about 3cm x 3cm).


Push the toothpick into the top and bottom of the craft foam square.


Push the toothpicks into the middle of the 3 corks.


Have a go at floating your cork boat in water.

How many boats are there in Go rey harbour?


Spot the difference


Can you spot 10 differences between the scenes below? Circle them when you find them.

Site Stories






Bells, Bunnies & Bonnets ie, Tuesday 15 – Thursday 17 Apr La Hougue B il, 10am – 5p m

This three-day eggstravaganza invites you to learn all about Easter traditions. Follow our Easter trail and find some hidden bunnies around La Hougue Bie. Discover the French tradition of bell-ringing. Make some Easter bonnets and cards and have a go at decorating some eggs.

How to dye an egg

What you need to do: (Ask an adult to help!)


Gently place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan. Add enough cold water to cover the eggs by 2cm. Cover. Bring just to boil on high heat. Remove from the heat. Let stand for 15 minutes.


Pour off hot water and rapidly cool eggs by running them under cold water (or place in iced water) until completely cooled.


Mix 1/2 cup boiling water, 1 teaspoon vinegar and 10 to 20 drops food colouring in a cup to make desired colours. Dip hard-boiled eggs in dye for about 5 minutes. Use a slotted spoon, wire egg holder or tongs to add and remove eggs from dye. Allow eggs to dry.



If you crack the hardboiled egg before putting in the dye – you will create a marble effect on the egg underneath!

What ingredients you need: 1 teaspoon of white vinegar About 20 drops of liquid food colouring Hard-boiled eggs


Easter Bells Cloche Volant or Flying Bells are an important part of the Easter traditions of France. Legend has it that on Good Friday, the bells of every church in France fly to Rome, taking away the sadness about Jesus’s crucifixion. Then on Easter Sunday morning, the bells ring in happiness of the Resurrection, declaring that Jesus is alive again. The Easter bells (Les cloches de Pâques) are believed to bring with them Easter eggs, chocolates and other treats to the children in France.

Easter Bonnets are a traditional item of clothing at Easter time. Easter bonnets usually have flowers and ribbons in pastel colours but can be decorated in any way at all. Colour in my bonnet.

The Easter Bunny The Easter Bunny or Easter Hare brings children Easter eggs. The Easter Bunny often hides chocolate Easter eggs in the house or the garden for children to find when they wake up on Easter Sunday. Can you guide the Easter Bunny through this maze to find the Easter Eggs?






Treasure Island Sun day 4 May, La Hougue Bie

Discover the amazing world of treasures hidden beneath the ground. Find out all about the coin hoard from the Iron Age and have a go at guessing why it got buried in the ground at this exciting Treasure Island Discovery Day at La Hougue Bie.

In the summer of 2012 two men made an amazing discovery in a field in Jersey. Using only their metal detectors, they found a huge pile of about 70,000 ancient coins buried under the ground. These coins came from the Iron Age and, before then, had not been seen or touched for more than 2,000 years. They had been underground for so long that they were all stuck together and had to be lifted out of the ground in one solid lump, with lots of the earth stuck around them.


The hoard also contains pieces of beautiful gold and silver jewellery, and is the largest number of Celtic coins ever to be found in one place. The coins were made and belonged to a tribe of people called the Coriosolitae. The Coriosolitae were a Celtic tribe of people from Gaul (in France). They moved to the Channel Islands when their homes in Gaul were invaded by the Romans under Julius Caesar.

Ages in Archaeology In Archaeology, we use different names to talk about different periods in history.

Can you match the tool to the correct age? Write the correct letter in each box bellow

A Stone Age

2 million years ago to 3,500 BC

Iron Age


800 BC – 100 AD

Bronze Age

3,500 - 800 BC










Knight School

stle, Saturday 24 – We Mont Orgueil Ca d n e s da y

28 Ma y

Kick off May half term with a visit to Mont Orgueil Castle at this five day event filled with armour, weapons, crossbows and swords! Medieval mayhem reigns supreme as little lords and ladies get to experience the thrill of brutal battles, junior jousting and knee-high knight’s quests. Match the coat of arms to the person Have a look at these coat of arms and decide which person they belong to?

Sir Carter


Sir Mourant

Lady Lillie

Make your own shield


A knight would use his shield to protect himself from arrows and other weapons. It would usually have a picture of his coat-of-arms on it which would be a series of pictures, words and colours so that everyone knew who it belonged to.

There were three types of men who fought during the Middle Ages: Knights, Foot Soldiers and Archers. Knights were the strongest of the three soldiers and they had to wear lots of armour. Knights were generally the wealthiest of the soldiers and had to buy their own weapons including shields and horses. Knights were given land for fighting in the army. As time went on, some people paid money so that they didn’t have to fight. The money collected was then used to pay a professional army who fought for the King.

What you need:


Piece of cardboard (a breakfast cereal box is perfect) Scissors


Ruler Pencils and pens or tinfoil

Knights needed to practise their skills to get better and stronger. Tournaments were held for soldiers to take part in activities such as jousting.


For this, two knights would gallop across a playing field at each other carrying long blunt poles and shields. They had to try and knock the other person out of their saddle.

What you need to do: 1)

Draw your shape of the shield onto the cardboard


Cut it out


Cover in tin foil or colour and decorate the shield however you want to


Cut one long piece of cardboard


Bend in the middle to make a handle


Sellotape one end of the long handle onto the back of the shield at the top


Sellotape the other end at the bottom


Dolmens There are mysterious rock formations located all around Jersey which tell us about our Neolithic history. These are called Dolmens. The Dolmens in Jersey were built in the Neolithic Period, from 4800 BC to 2250 BC by people who were settled in Jersey. In the Neolithic Period, the people were still using stone tools such as axes and daggers.


means old


means middle


means new


means stone

If the word ‘Lithic’ means ‘stone’ can you work out what the archaeological ages of these stones is?

old stone ............................. .............................

Paleolithic 14





Mesoli thic




Name: Roger

Occupation: Soldier in the King of England’s Army

Period: Early Medieval from 1100 - 1200 AD

Weapon Choice: Longbow. Shoots arrows. Requires skill and training. A skilled longbow man can shoot between 10 – 12 arrows per minute. Can shoot up to about 275 metres (about 3 football fields). Clothing: Ordinary clothes with leather patches, strips of metal or quilted cloth. Sometimes metal helmets and chainmail were used as well.


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