hidden treasures 2012
A celebration of Jersey’s history and heritage Saturday 8th – Sunday 16th September
By gaslight and candle power Historical houses at twilight BEHIND THE SCENES Discover Jersey Heritage’s real treasures Through the keyhole National Trust open days
Discover artefacts, dolmens, castles, National Trust houses and the very best of Jersey’s heritage in a week long event dedicated to exploring and discovering the Island’s history and hidden treasures. Séyiz les beinv’nus à eune fête dé l’héthitage dé Jèrri: toute la s’maine ous en rêjouithez d’bâtisses freunmés dé couôteunme au monde, dé vîsites, dé discours et d’aut’s présentâtions tchi vos hèqu’thont l’esprit d’l’Île. Dêmuchiz les trésors muchis d’Jèrri!
Welcome This year we are delighted that the National Trust, Jersey Heritage and the Société Jersiaise have joined forces to create an event to celebrate Jersey’s rich heritage. The festival kicks off with the Open Day Weekend, which offers everyone free access to a wide range of National Trust properties that are usually closed to the public. With bread baking at The Elms, a surfing exhibition at Le Don Hilton, and a Genuine Jersey afternoon tea at Morel Farm, buildings will be throwing open their doors for you to discover at leisure their history and architectural features. During the rest of the week the festival gears up a pace with an exciting range of tours, events and activities to give everyone a taste of the rich cultural heritage which permeates the very fabric of our Island. Dolmens, Celtic coins, pop up restaurants, candlelit tours, coastal foraging, and German bunkers will all be on offer. We really hope that everyone will take the opportunity to discover some of the treasures which we are fortunate enough to have in Jersey.
Celia Jeune President, National Trust for Jersey Clive Jones President, Jersey Heritage John Clarke President, Société Jersiaise
A HIDDEN HOARD The front cover shows the largest hoard of Iron Age Celtic coins found anywhere in northern Europe (up to 50,000 silver and bronze coins) which was discovered in June this year by two amateur metal detectorists who have been searching in the same field in Jersey for 30 years. Olga Finch, curator of archaeology at the Jersey Heritage, called it a find of international importance. 2 Cover image Rod Bryans
Jersey Heritage was founded in 1981 and is responsible for the Island’s major historic sites, award-winning museums and public archives. It holds collections of artefacts, works of art, documents, specimens and information relating to Jersey’s history, culture and environment. These collections define the Island, hold the evidence for its historical development and act as the community’s memory. www.jerseyheritage.org
The National Trust for Jersey
The National Trust for Jersey, established in 1936, is dedicated to preserving and safeguarding over 130 sites of historic, aesthetic and natural interest for the benefit of the Island. Though it cares for a variety of historic buildings, the majority of the Trust’s sites are areas of land, forming an integral part of the Island’s natural environment and encompassing a rich variety of habitats such as woodland, farmland, heathland, meadows and wetland. www.nationaltrust.je
The Société Jersiaise was founded in 1873 for the study of Jersey archaeology, history, natural history, the ancient language and the conservation of the environment. Within its library are considerable collections of family archives, local newspapers and almanacs, photographs, prints, maps and genealogical material, which are of crucial importance as primary source material. www.societe-jersiaise.org 3
Programme of Events
Saturday 8th Tour Des Forts Booking essential – Call 01534 633300 Time: 09:00 – 17:00 Place: Departure point advised when booking Price: £20 Adults, £15 Jersey Heritage members, £6 children / students More info: www.jerseyheritage.org For over 600 years, Jersey was a frontier post at the very edge of a war-zone, threatened by an enemy less than half a day’s sail away. The island landscape is peppered with reminders of this dangerous period, some obvious and others off the beaten track. This one day tour will take you on a trip of discovery to reveal some of the Island’s key fort sites. Please bring a packed lunch. Royal Court and States of Jersey Booking essential – Call 01534 448877 Time: 10.30 -11.30 Price: Free Meeting point: Advised at time of booking Guide: Rod McLoughlin Trace Jersey’s unique cultural identity back to Norman times with a tour of the historic institutions of the Royal Court and the States of Jersey. Understand the emergence of Island government from its roots in the privileges extended by King John and subsequent monarchs, while viewing some of Jersey’s most important paintings not normally available to the public. The tour includes the chance to view the recent Diamond Jubilee commission.
Portinfer Les Landes
Ville la Bas
The National Trust’s ‘Pedalling for a Ploughman’s’ cycle trail Time: 13:00 – 17:00 Place: From Le Moulin de Quetivel to The Elms (see map) Price: Free. Produce charged accordingly More info: www.nationaltrust.je and www.genuinejersey.com Follow the trail to collect a wonderful selection of Genuine Jersey produce, perfect for the final picnic stop! l Start point: Le Moulin de Quetivel, Le Mont Fallu, St Lawrence The mill opens at 10am to buy organic flour which has been milled on site l 2nd Stop: Classic Herd, Manor Farm, La Route de Manoir, St Peter For cheeses, including their award winning soft cheeses like Classic Brie Producers: Darren & Julia Quénault. l 3rd stop: La Robeline Cider, La Petite Robeline, La Rue des Bonnes Femmes, St Ouen Buy locally-brewed bottles of dry and sweet cider Producers: Richard & Sarah Matlock. l 4th stop: Vinchelez Farm Shop, Manor Farm, Route de Vinchelez, St Ouen For locally grown salad items Producers: Didier and Christine Hellio. l 5th stop: The Chilli Kitchen Stall at The Elms, La Chève Rue, St Mary For locally made relishes and chutney Producer: Lesley Garton. l 6th stop: The National Trust for Jersey, The Elms, St Mary For freshly baked cabbage loaf made in our traditional bake house
Finally take your goodies up to the orchard, walled garden or meadow at The Elms and enjoy the peaceful countryside surroundings whilst tucking into your delicious, locallysourced picnic.
ST. MARY Léoville
St Mary's Parish Hall
L'Étacq Les Pres
St Mary's Parish Church St Ouen's Parish Hall
ST. OUEN St Ouen's Ville Parish Church au Bas
La Ville de L'Eglise
La Mielle de Morville
St Peter's Parish Church & Hall
ST. PETER Les Landes
Mont des Vignes La Haule
The National Trust’s Open Day Weekend Time: 13:00 – 17:00 Place: Various National Trust properties Price: Free More info: www.nationaltrust.je or call 01534 483193 The National Trust’s Open Days offers you the perfect way to explore some of Jersey’s rich architectural heritage by allowing visitors free access to fascinating properties that are either not usually open, or would normally charge an entrance fee. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore and enjoy these sometimes hidden, often curious and always interesting places. There will be a diverse range of activities taking place at many of the sites, including: a ‘Pop Up’ Cream Tea Room at Morel Farm and the History of Surfing Exhibition in association with Jersey Surf Board and Jersey Surf Board Long Riders Association at Le Don Hilton with amazing photographs, exhibits, memorabilia, surf movies, impromtu music and a special Surf Board Design Competition with a chance to win a Nutz surfboard - now all we need is the SUNSHINE! Properties open today: Le Don Hilton, La Grande Route des Mielles, St Peter Le Côtils Farm, La Rue des Côtils, St Helier The Elms, La Chève Rue, St Mary Le Moulin de Quetivel, Le Mont Fallu, St Peter (Pedalling for a Ploughman’s trail start point) Sous Le Bois, La Rue des Bouillons, Trinity St. Brelade
St Brelade's Parish Hall
Royal C.I. Yacht Club
St Brelade's Parish Church Fishermen's Chapel
La Landes du Ouest
île au Guerdain
Saturday 8th Stepping Out with the National Trust for Jersey – Guided Walk Birds on the Edge Walk with Dr. Glyn Young, Conservation Biologist at Durrell Time: 14:30 – 16:30 Place: Meet at Sorel Point upper car park (at end of cliff path), St John Price: £5, National Trust members free Guide: Dr. Glyn Young More info: www.nationaltrust.je or call 01534 483193 The cliff tops along the Island’s north coast are amongst the most spectacular scenery in the Channel Islands. These rugged cliffs are home to seabirds at their base as well as songbirds inhabiting the land at their tops. Sadly, following the abandonment of farming along much of this wild area, the diversity of wildlife has dramatically decreased. Here we will walk along the cliff path to see those birds that survive and learn about exciting plans to restore the area and return the formerly resident Red-billed chough.
Patrick Clarke www.caiphotography.co.uk
The National Trust ‘Surf & Turf’ Guided Walk - Grouville Marsh Booking essential – Call 01534 483193 Time: 10:00 – 13:00 Place: Departure point advised when booking Price: £5, National Trust members free Guide: Bob Tompkins, local naturalist More info: www.nationaltrust.je The aim of these information packed walks is to show how the inter-tidal areas of the south east coast relate to the Grouville Marsh habitats. Learn about how the weather and tidal streams play a major role in forming the feeding grounds and beachscapes of the shore birds and waders along the south east coast. The aim is to make everyone aware that there is an urgent need to help protect and preserve these and other areas that the National Trust permanently care for. Open boats Time: 10:00 - 16:00 Place: New North Quay Price: Free More info: www.jerseyheritage.org The boats of the Maritime Museum’s Historic Fleet will be moored at the top of the Old Harbour by the Steam Clock for the day. Volunteers from the boat shop will be on hand to talk about them • Fiona - c 1860 fishing cutter and veteran of the evacuation of St Malo • Diana - c 1890 veteran of the evacuation of St Malo • Diana - c 1890 work boat built by Allix of Havre des Pas • Florence and Jesse - c 1913 matched Hamble one design day boats • Circassian II - 2006 replica 1870 La Rocque fishing boat To see the boats at their best come down about midday when it is high tide.
Open Bunker - Underground Command Bunker and Coastal Artillery Observation Tower Time: 11:00 – 16:30 Place: Noirmont Point, St Brelade Price: £2.50, accompanied children free More info: www.ciosjersey.org.uk Extending to a depth of 40ft on two floors, this impressive bunker was the Command Post (‘Leitstand’) for the naval coastal artillery battery ‘Lothringen’ located here. Much of the adjacent artillery battery has also been restored, including various gun emplacements and an observation tower. The bunker has been restored to a very high standard and provides a unique insight into the sheer scale and thoroughness of German military engineering. The National Trust’s Open Day Weekend Continued from Saturday Time: 13:00 – 17:00 Place: Various National Trust properties Price: Free More info: www.nationaltrust.je or call 01534 483193 Properties open today: Le Don Hilton, La Grande Route des Mielles, St Peter Morel Farm, La Rue de la Fontaine, St Lawrence Le Rât, Mont L’Évesque, St Lawrence Victoria Tower, Off La Rue des Marettes, St Martin Brook Farm, La Rue du Sergent, Maufant, St Martin
Patrick Clarke www.caiphotography.co.uk
Monday 10th Real Treasures; A ‘Behind the Scenes’ Jersey Heritage Tour Booking essential - 01534 448877 Time: 10:30 - 12:00 Place: Departure point advised when booking Price: Free More info: www.jerseyheritage.org In 1997 Jersey Heritage had a purpose designed and environmentally controlled building constructed to house the social history collections, which have been gathered together over the last 130 years. Inside this store is an eclectic mix representing the history of a unique Island. Your tour today will take you inside this fascinating, but rarely opened, facility. You’ll find a mammoth skull found at La Cotte de St Brelade alongside the contents of a 19th century chemist shop and these, along with a German searchlight used during the occupation in WW2 and a boneshaker bicycle, are amongst the highlights of Jersey Heritage’s reserve collection. A Taste of St Helier Booking essential – Call 01534 853525 Time: 10:30 – 13:00 Price: £10 Meeting point: Liberation Square, St Helier Guide: Arthur Lamy Grade: Easy - 3m (4.8k) Find out how a handful of fishermen’s huts grew into a major financial centre and hear about our Honorary Police, our unusual relationship with the Monarchy and our first postmaster! Visits include the Town Hall and the Victorian covered markets, with tales of our famous cows and potatoes and maybe even a taste of something local, before reliving the last land battle fought in the British Isles in our own Royal Square.
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Victorian Visitors Booking essential – Call 01534 853525 Time: 14:00 – 16:30 Price: £10 Meeting point: St Luke’s Church, St Saviour (just inside Howard Davis Park) Guide: Arthur Lamy Grade: Easy - 3m (4.8k) “Dearest Mother, Have just arrived in Jersey. The voyage over from Weymouth on the SS Roebuck took nine hours, but the weather was good! Our rooms at Mr Prince’s Hotel at Havre des Pas are near the new ladies’ bathing facility. Tomorrow we shall go on a charabanc tour and the next day we may go on the train. Albert sends his love. Affectionately, Maude” Find out what Maude and Albert did on their holiday to Jersey in 1900. From Gaslight to Candlelight – a Twilight Discovery Booking essential – Call 01534 448877 Time: 19:00 – 21:00 Place: Advised at time of booking Price: Adults - £10.00, Children under 16 - £3.00 Start your tour at Jersey Heritage’s Merchant’s House at No. 9 Pier Road. Experience this beautifully restored Victorian house by gaslight and return to a bygone era amid the flickering shadows. Then, with some tales of St Helier’s ghostly past, follow your guide on a short walk to The National Trust for Jersey’s house at 16 New Street. Here, immerse yourself in the palpable atmosphere of this Georgian family home, lit by candlelight as it would have been in the 18th century. Learn about its residents, their tastes and way of life, but be wary of strange noises and apparitions!
Lillie Langtry – The Prince’s Mistress Booking essential – Call 01534 853525 Time: 10:30 – 13:00 Price: £10 Meeting point: St Saviour’s Church, St Saviour’s Hill, St Saviour – Finish at Bath St, St Helier Guide: Arthur Lamy Grade: Moderate - 3m (4.8k) Born in October 1853, Emilie Charlotte Le Breton was destined to lead a life that others either dreamt of, or disapproved of. Inspired by the professional beauties of the time, she had her future planned at an early age. Married at 20 to Edward Langtry, a seemingly wealthy Irish playboy, she escaped her Island home and finally arrived in Belgravia in London in 1876. From the moment she was absorbed into London Society her rise to fame was meteoric: a friend of Oscar Wilde, socialite, actress, racehorse owner and successful business woman, this is the story of a groundbreaking woman far ahead of her time.
A Jersey Lily, 1878 by Sir John Everett Millais. Courtesy of Jersey Heritage
The National Trust’s Foraging Walk in the Wilds of St Ouen’s Time: 10:00 – 13:00 Meeting point: Advised at time of booking Price: £12.00 per person Guide: Kazz Padidar More info: www.nationaltrust.je Come and get lost in the wilds of St.Ouen; take in fantastic scenery, encounter local wildlife and learn about the vast variety of wild edible and medicinal plants our unique environment has to offer. To make your reservation and payment: Please call Karen Evans on 01534 483193
Inside the Société Jersiaise Time: 10:00 - 13:00 Meeting point: 7 Pier Road, St Helier Price: Free More info: www.societe-jersiaise.org Discover historic revelations from Jersey’s rich past and environment. Learn about the work of the Société Jersiaise and its Sections: birds, beetles and butterflies - frogs, lizards and toads - coins and bank notes - maps - rocks - sea creatures - Jersey gardens and built heritage - family history - mushrooms and mosses archaeology and Jersey’s unique language. Join small group tours of the Lord Coutanche Library revealing rarely seen books and documents. Understanding Channel Islands, Landscapes and Social History through photographs - a behind the scenes tour for small groups of the Société Jersiaise Photographic Archive with an opportunity to view rarely seen vintage photographs. Living With The Enemy – The Time Team Special Time: 10:30 – 12:45 Price: £7 Meeting point: Gunsite Café, Beaumont Guide: Tom Bunting Grade: Easy – 2m (3.2k) Delve into life in Jersey when it was occupied in World War II. What was life like for everyday people? What did they eat? How did they know what was going on in the outside world? See original trenches built by the occupying forces as the walk passes from country lanes to woodland
in an area excavated on Channel 4’s ‘Time Team’. Last stop is the famous Jersey War Tunnels; eat in the Sanctuary Restaurant or explore the tunnels for a truly evocative experience. (Lunch and entrance to the site at own expense). The National Trust’s Ramble and Refreshments at Longueville Manor Time: 14:00 – 17:00 Price: £19.50 per person to include Afternoon Tea Meeting point: To be advised at time of booking Guide: Sue Hardy Join a ramble along private footpaths fringed by woodland and onto country lanes between the farmed fields of La Grande Vingtaine, St Saviour. From the heights there are distant views to the south, whilst the valley paths are sheltered beside water meadows. Time before tea to visit Longueville Manor’s walled kitchen garden; and an opportunity to see the ancient colombier (dovecot) which was given to The National Trust for Jersey in 1969 by the Earl of Jersey, and which, in medieval times, would have supplied the Seigneur (Lord of the Manor) with eggs and meat, as well as feathers for his bed ! Allow 3 hours - 2 hours walk, plus about an hour to relax over a delicious tea in the historic Manor House. To make your reservation and payment: Please call Karen Evans on 01534 483193. Murder, Muck and Mayhem Time: 19:30 – 21:30 Price: £7 Meeting point: Royal Square, St Helier Guide: Tom Bunting Grade: Easy – 2m (3.2k) By the dim light of dusk, lift the veil on the murkier side of Jersey’s capital as you find yourself in parts of town that are ‘off the beaten track’. Gruesome events and bizarre characters, oddities and quirks, murder, muck and mayhem; within this twilight world, discover the events that really shaped the Island.
Wednesday 12th Lunchtime talks at the Société Jersiaise Time: 12:30 - 14:00 Place: The Members’ Room, 7 Pier Road, St Helier Price: Free More info: www.societe-jersiaise.org 12.30 to 1pm Archisle - The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme. Imagining islands through the contemporary lens - with photographic archivist, Gareth Syvret. 1.15 to 1.45pm Celts, Romans and Medieval Monks - Archaeological Excavations at St Clement 2012 - with Field Archaeologist, Robert Waterhouse. St Aubin - in the Shadow of the Black Hill Booking essential – Call 01534 853525 Time: 14:00 – 16:30 Price: £10 Meeting point: St Brelade’s Parish Hall, St Aubin, Guide: Arthur Lamy Grade: Moderate - 3m (4.8k) one steep hill! Take a stroll around St Aubin; once the commercial heart of Jersey and its main port. Hear about merchants, benefactors, privateers and fishermen. Find out how the village grew, the coming of Methodism, the Cod Triangle and the legend of Ghost Hill. See the old elementary school, the church of St Aubin on the Hill with its window created by Edward Burne-Jones (the PreRaphaelite artist), the pub where Karl Marx stayed and the ancient seat of the Seigneurs of Francfief.
Open Bunker - Underground Command Bunker Time: 15:00 – 17:00 Place: Noirmont Point, St Brelade Price: £2.50, accompanied children free More info: www.ciosjersey.org.uk Extending to a depth of 40ft on two floors, this impressive bunker was the Command Post (‘Leitstand’) for the naval coastal artillery battery ‘Lothringen’ located here. Much of the adjacent artillery battery has also been restored, including various gun emplacements and an observation tower. The bunker has been restored to a very high standard and provides a unique insight into the sheer scale and thoroughness of German military engineering. Cider and Sausages at The Elms Time: 18:30 – 21:00 Place: Apple Orchard at The Elms, La Chève Rue, St Mary - Parking available at The Elms or on the main road leading to The Elms Price: Free (except purchase of food) Enjoy an early evening picnic at the National Trust’s apple orchard at The Elms, the headquarters of the Trust, as part of the Hidden Treasures Week. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of this beautiful location in the rural parish of St Mary. Enjoy traditional music in the orchard and bring a picnic or puchase some of La Robeline Cider’s home made sausages, served in French bread with a glass of local cider.
Thursday 13th International Air Display Time: 12:30 – 17:00 Place: St Aubin’s Bay Price Free; entry to Elizabeth Castle applies More info: www.jerseyairdisplay.org.uk The skies above Jersey come alive to the sights and sounds of arguably one of the largest free air displays in Europe. Elizabeth Castle will be open to the public during the Air Display - a great vantage point and fascinating spot to enjoy the display. Arrive early to discover the castle as there will be no ferry access between 12:30 - 17:00 on the the day.
From Gaslight to Candlelight – a Twilight Discovery Booking essential – Call 01534 448877 Time: 19:00 – 21:00 Place: Advised at time of booking Price: Adults - £10.00, Children under 16 - £3.00 Start your tour at Jersey Heritage’s Merchant’s House at No. 9 Pier Road. Experience this beautifully restored Victorian house by gaslight and return to a bygone era amid the flickering shadows. Then, with some tales of St Helier’s ghostly past, follow your guide on a short walk to The National Trust for Jersey’s house at 16 New Street. Here, immerse yourself in the palpable atmosphere of this Georgian family home, lit by candlelight as it would have been in the 18th century. Learn about its residents, their tastes and way of life, but be wary of strange noises and apparitions!
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Friday 14th Hidden Heritage of St Aubin Booking essential – Call 07797 768058 Time: 14:00 – 17:00 Price: £10 Meeting point: La Haule Manor Hotel, St Aubin Guide: Remi Couriard Grade: Moderate - 4m (6.4k) From the outskirts of St Aubin, find secret views of the bay and peer into the past. Begin your journey through woods near the picturesque harbour, before venturing out (if tides allow) to St Aubin’s Fort, a Tudor stronghold rising from the sands. Enter a German war tunnel hidden deep beneath the hillside and pass through private gardens, idyllic woodlands, a quaint cobbled street lined with ‘chocolate box’ houses and a railway line, now a peaceful country pathway for pedestrians and cyclists. The National Trust’s ‘Come dine with US!’ Time: 19:00 for 19:30 Place: To be advised! Price £60 minimum donation per person, with complimentary wine More info: www.nationaltrust.je Tonight, you are invited to a ‘Pop-up Dinner’ with the National Trust at a secret location. Would you like to experience this unique ‘Noughties’ dining phenomenon? Then why not enjoy the National Trust’s new supper club event. Make your reservation and wait to hear WHERE the meal will be served. Fine dining… and then some!! To make your reservation and payment please call Karen Evans on 01534 483193
Patrick Clarke www.caiphotography.co.uk
Saturday 15th Fête des Dolmens Booking essential – Call 01534 633300 Time: 09:00 – 17:00 Place: La Hougue Bie, Grouville Price: £20 Adults, £15 Jersey Heritage members, £6 children / students More info: www.jerseyheritage.org Jersey Heritage invites you to delve into the Island’s history, get on board the “Dolmen Bus” and take part in the Fête des Dolmens. This day-long tour will explore the Island’s megalithic monuments. A special bus will leave La Hougue Bie for a day trip back in time 6,000 years to the days of the dolmen builders. Many of these prehistoric sites were acquired and excavated by the Société Jersiaise in the early 20th century and are now open for the public to enjoy. Your bus leaves from La Hougue Bie. What’s Your Street’s Story – Gorey Common Booking essential – Call 01534 833300 The Jersey Archive is open from 9am to 1pm Time: 10:00 – 11:00 Place: Jersey Archive, Clarence Road, St Helier Price: Free Come to Jersey Archive for another in the series of free talks about Jersey’s streets and neighbourhoods. These talks will look in detail at the history of particular areas; find out about the people who lived, loved and worked there in the past. Flying High at Mont Orgueil Time: Various times between 10:00 – 16:00 Place: Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey, St Martin Price: Castle entry applies Enjoy the sport of kings and commoners alike as Lady Ann Hayden demonstrates the fascinating Tudor pastime of hawking.
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Battle of Jersey Seminar Time: 14:00 - 16:30 Place: Jersey Museum, St Helier Price: Regular Museum entry applies More info: www.jerseyheritage.org This year for the first time, the most famous painting of anything associated with Jersey is on display in the Island - John Singleton Copley’s The death of Major Peirson. This seminar will set the painting into its historic context and highlight what really happened on the morning of 6 January 1781 when ‘the world was turned upside down’. 14:00 -14:15 Welcome 14:15 -15:00 St Helier 1780 15:00 - 15:45 The Battle of Jersey 1781 15:45 - 16:30 Copley and the representation of War The Tiffin Trail Time: 14:30 Price: £20.00 per head Meet: Devil’s Hole upper car park More info: www.nationaltrust.je Join Mike Stentiford for a surprise ramble and secret afternoon tea, with all funds raised donated to the National Trust’s Coastline Campaign. Mike will take you on a circular ramble, along coastal paths and country lanes, with a top secret stop off for a ‘proper’ afternoon tea… including a glass of champers! To make your reservation and payment: Please call Karen Evans on 01534 483193 Open Bunker - Heavy Machine-Gun Turret Bunker Time: 14:30 – 17:30 Place: Val de la Mare, St Ouen Price: Free More info: www.ciosjersey.org.uk One of the few surviving examples of a ‘sechsschartentürme’ (literally “six-shooting turret”) bunker that once proliferated along the Atlantic Wall. It is possible to access the interior of the cupola, equipped with a deactivated MG34 machine-gun, and peer through the optics to see a landscape viewed as a potential invasion point by the German garrison.
Sunday 16th Flying High at Mont Orgueil Time: Various times between 10:00 – 16:00 Place: Mont Orgueil Castle, Gorey, St Martin Price: Castle entry applies Enjoy the sport of kings and commoners alike as Lady Ann Hayden demonstrates the fascinating Tudor pastime of hawking. Open Bunker - Gun Emplacements and Underground Bunkers Time: 10:00 – 13:00 Place: Les Landes, St Ouen Price: £2.00, accompanied children free More info: www.ciosjersey.org.uk This is a restored section of the army battery ‘Moltke’ and displays one of the original 15.5cm K418 (f) French field guns from the battery. Further restored coastal artillery pieces can be seen on display and the bunker complex itself contains passage-linked personnel and ammunition bunkers, and forms an interesting comparison with the design and layout of the Naval battery at Noirmont Point. Open Bunker - Anti-Tank Gun Casemate Time: 10:30 – 15:00 Place: Millbrook, St Lawrence Price: £1.50, accompanied children free More info: www.ciosjersey.org.uk Located on the sea wall adjacent to the cycle track and ‘Old Station Café’, this bunker was something of a time capsule when reopened in 1985. It has since been restored to pristine condition, and contains a rare 4.7cm Pak K36(t) Czech gun, along with a wealth of original fixtures and fittings, including a full set of air ventilation equipment. Keep a look out for the soldiers’ names above their clothes pegs, gas alarm instructions, and the original wiring and electrical fittings.
Open Bunker - 10.5cm Coastal Defence Gun Casemate Time: 11:00 – 14:00 Place: La Corbière, St Brelade Price: £2.00, accompanied children free More info: www.ciosjersey.org.uk This is the only coastal defence bunker in the St Ouen’s Bay area to retain its original gun, and contains many other contemporary fixtures and fittings. At the ‘sharp end’ is the 1918 vintage 10.5cm K331 (f) weapon, which is actually French in origin, and had a range of 10-12 km. Although never used in anger, the bunker presents an interesting picture of life for the ordinary soldier, and features several photographic exhibitions and displays. Open Bunker - Underground Command Bunker and Coastal Artillery Observation Tower Time: 11:00 – 16:30 Place: Noirmont Point, St Brelade Price: £2.50, accompanied children free More info: www.ciosjersey.org.uk Extending to a depth of 40ft on two floors, this impressive bunker was the Command Post (‘Leitstand’) for the naval coastal artillery battery ‘Lothringen’ located here. Much of the adjacent artillery battery has also been restored, including various gun emplacements and an observation tower. The bunker has been restored to a very high standard and provides a unique insight into the sheer scale and thoroughness of German military engineering. The National Trust’s ‘Surf & Turf’ Guided Walk – Tidal Zone Booking essential – Call 01534 483193 Karen Evans Time: 12:00 – 15:00 Place: Departure point advised when booking Price: £5 non members, free to NT members Guide: Bob Tompkins, local naturalist More info: www.nationaltrust.je The aim of these information packed walks is to show how the intertidal areas of the south east coast relate to the Grouville Marsh
habitats and to discover the amazing range of marine biodiversity located within the area encompassing Icho and Seymour Towers. Learn about how the weather and tidal streams play a major role in forming the feeding grounds and beach scapes of the shore birds and waders along the south east coast. The aim is to make everyone aware that there is an urgent need to help protect and preserve these and other areas that the National Trust permanently care for. Deported Lecture – Gilly Carr Time: 14:30 - 15:30 Place: Jersey Museum, St Helier Price: Free More info: www.jerseyheritage.org Dr Gilly Carr is a Fellow of St Catharine’s College and has been a Lecturer in Archaeology at the Institute of Continuing Education since 2003. She has three current research projects based in the Channel Islands: • ‘The Legacy of Occupation’, centres on the archaeology and heritage of the German occupation. • POW archaeology and material culture. • ‘Protest, Defiance and Resistance in the Channel Islands, 1940-1945’ with Dr Paul Sanders (ESC Bourgogne) and Dr Louise Willmot (MMU). A fourth project, part of a European research project entitled ‘Re-Presenting the Atlantic Wall’, on the archaeology and heritage of forced and slave labour, will begin in 2013. Gilly’s lecture today, about the deportation of civilian Islanders to camps in Germany, is part of the programme accompanying the exhibition Deported; Behind Barbed Wire at the Jersey Museum which she curated.
Historical Attractions La Hougue Bie La Route de la Hougue Bie, Grouville, JE2 7UA Tel: 01534 853823 Open daily: 10:00 - 17:00 Admission: £7.40 adults, £6.40 senior citizens, £4.75 children (6-16yrs) Bus: 3a, myExplorer Green www.jerseyheritage.org Learn about life in Jersey’s Neolithic community 6,000 years ago and stand inside the chamber of the one of Europe’s finest passage graves. Ancient treasures are waiting to be found in the geology and archaeology house, including coin hoards, axes, swords and spears. You’ll also find a command bunker built during the German Occupation which houses a unique memorial to the slave-workers in the Channel Islands during the Second World War. A medieval chapel sits on top of the prehistoric mound and dolmen, dominating this tranquil and spiritual site. Pallot Steam, Motor & General Museum Rue de Bechet, Trinity Tel: 01534 865307 Open daily (except Sundays): 10:00 - 17:00 Admission: £6.00 adults, £5.00 senior citizens, £2.00 children (5-16yrs) Bus: 25 (out), 27 (return) + short walk www.pallotmuseum.co.uk This fascinating museum is managed by a Trust which was established by its founder, the late Don Pallot, with the object of promoting the permanent preservation of the Island’s mechanical heritage. Step back in time and enjoy the vast and varied collection of steam locos and engines, vintage, commercial, military and classic vehicles, bicycles and toys, tractors, barn engines, pipe organs and numerous other items of memorabilia. Steam train rides on Thursdays.
Jersey War Tunnels Les Charrières Malorey, St Lawrence Tel: 01534 860808 Open daily: 10:00 - 18:00 Admission: £11.20 adults, £10.20 senior citizens, £7.20 children (7-16yrs) Bus: 8, myExplorer Red, Vintage Shuttle Bus from Liberation Station www.jerseywartunnels.com Jersey War Tunnels is a permanent reminder of the German Occupation of Jersey. The tunnel complex, formerly known as Höhlgangsanlage 8, now plays host to a series of galleries detailing Occupation history through the diverse experiences of those who lived through it. Visitors will be led through the events of evacuation, deportation, captivity and siege, to eventual liberation. The tunnel complex, which took almost three and a half years to build, was excavated by forced and slave labourers from all over Europe, some of whom died from the terrible hardship they were made to endure. In addition to the main ‘Captive Island’ exhibition, and to mark the 65th anniversary of the Island’s liberation, Jersey War Tunnels has launched two thought-provoking, interactive experiences, ‘Liberation’ and ‘Resistance’ providing greater insight into the issues and hardships faced by islanders. Channel Islands Military Museum La Grande Route des Mielles, St Ouen Tel: 07797 732072 Open daily: 10:00 - 17:00 Admission: £4.00 adults, £4.00 senior citizens, £2.00 children (5-16yrs) Bus: Bus 12a, myExplorer Blue www.germanww2militaria.co.uk The museum is housed in a former German bunker which once formed part of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall defences. All the rooms and corridors are full of artefacts left over from the occupation and the bunker still stands dominant over the beach, showing visitors what it was like during the dark days of war. This major collection of memorabilia has been assembled over many years, with some items still in the same condition as when they were when last used over 60 years ago.
Grève de Lecq Barracks Greve de Lecq, St Mary Tel: 01534 483193 Open: Wednesday - Sunday, 11:00 - 16:00 Admission: Free, although a suggested donation of £2 is politely requested Bus: 9, my Explorer Blue www.nationaltrust.je Built almost 200 years ago, these are the only surviving barracks in Jersey and were designed for the garrison troops stationed on the Island at a time of possible Napoleonic invasion. Feel free to wander around and discover the many different things there are to see. Find information on Jersey’s north coast, Greve de Lecq’s history, scenes from 19th century military life and the story of the defence of the island. A collection of horse-drawn vehicles and farm implements are also on display. The Barracks are protected by The National Trust for Jersey and is also home to the Trust’s shop. Elizabeth Castle St Aubin’s Bay, St Helier Tel: 01534 634048 Open daily: 10:00 - 17:30 Admission: £9.50 adults, £8.50 senior citizens, £6.40 children (6-16yrs) www.jerseyheritage.org Built on a rocky islet in St Aubin’s Bay, Elizabeth Castle has defended Jersey for more than 300 years and is the perfect place to spend a day exploring Jersey’s history. The castle was home to Sir Walter Raleigh while he was Governor of Jersey, from 1600 until 1603, and the future King Charles II during the English Civil War. During the German Occupation, the castle was refortified and used as one of the strong points commanding the sea approaches to St Helier. Climb the battlements, explore the turrets and bunkers and discover the Hermitage where St Helier is thought to have lived around 550 A.D. The castle is accessible at low tide by foot or by the castle ferries, Charming Betty and Charming Nancy, which will transport you across at low or high tide (a small charge applies).
Mont Orgueil Castle Gorey, St Martin Tel: 01534 853292 Open daily: 10:00 - 18:00 Admission: £10.90 adults, £9.90 senior citizens, £6.75 children (6-16yrs) Bus: 1, 1a, my Explorer Green www.jerseyheritage.org Mont Orgueil Castle is an exciting place. Every time you visit you’ll discover a staircase you’ve not seen before opening up into a room where you’ll find something new. Discover hidden artwork commissioned to tell the story of the castle; climb the turrets to find the medieval ‘wheel of urine’, and descend into the cellar to experience the ‘witchcraft’ exhibit. This year Jersey Heritage joins the Island’s Jubilee celebrations with an exhibition called ‘The Queen by Chris Levine’. Well-known in England for his striking holographic portraits and abstractions, in 2004 Chris Levine was commissioned to make a portrait of the Queen as part of Jersey’s celebrations of its 800-year-old relationship with the monarchy. The resulting pictures – both traditional and lenticular – have revolutionized the art of royal portraiture taking it into a visual, technological, and psychological realm never before attempted. 21
Le Moulin De Quétivel Mont Fallu, St Peter Tel: 01534 483193 Open: Saturdays only, 10:00 - 16:00 Admission: £2.00 adults, £1.50 senior citizens, under 17s and National Trust members free Bus: 8, myExplorer Red www.nationaltrust.je The last remaining working mill in Jersey, the building dates from the 18th century and was restored in 1978 by The National Trust for Jersey. This water mill is located on a site where there have been mills since the early 14th century. Apart from the machinery, the mill includes a display of Neolithic quern stones found in Jersey, an exhibition on the history of milling and a video room where you can watch a 20 minute film about Quétivel. The mill shop sells fresh stone-ground flour as well as a range of gifts, many of which are locally produced. Outside, there is a small garden where over 50 different types of herb flourish. Hamptonne Country Life Museum La Rue de la Patente, St Lawrence Tel: 01534 863955 Open daily: 10:00 - 17:00 Admission: £7.40 adults, £6.40 senior citizens, £4.75 children (6-16yrs) Bus: 27 www.jerseyheritage.org Discover six centuries of Jersey’s rural life at Hamptonne. Dating back to the 15th century, the house and farm are brought to life with characters from the Island’s past. Explore the orchard and learn about bygone crafts and quirky traditions from the resident Goodwyf. Come and see the pigs and piglets in the traditional pigsty with its outdoor “yard” and mud bath or meet blacksmith Nick Ostroumoff from Somerset and learn about traditional ironwork methods.
Jersey Museum and Art Gallery The Weighbridge, St Helier Tel: 01534 633300 Open daily: 10:00 - 17:00 Admission: £8.40 adults, £7.40 senior citizens, £4.75 children (6-16yrs) www.jerseyheritage.org Jersey Museum presents 250,000 years of history: find out why Jersey remained loyal to the English Crown despite being so close to France; listen to Jersey-French being spoken; learn about the Island’s traditional farming industry and watch fascinating archive footage of the early years of tourism. On display in the Art Gallery you will find the work of Claude Cahun, recognised worldwide as one of the leading artists of the Surrealist movement. You will also have a chance to explore the perfectly restored Victorian Merchant’s House with traditional gas lamps and period furniture transporting you back to a bygone era. This year, on display for the first time, is the famous painting by Copley – The Death of Major Peirson, on loan from the Tate Britain. This exceptional painting represents the Battle of Jersey in 1781, a pivotal point in Jersey’s history. The Georgian House Museum 16 New Street, St Helier Tel: 01534 483193 Open: Thursday – Saturday, 10:00 - 17:00 Admission: £5.00 adults, £5.00 senior citizens, £3.00 children (10-16yrs), National Trust members free www.nationaltrust.je Pop along and see this meticulously restored and furnished Georgian town house, built circa 1730. Take the opportunity to step back in time to see how the Jersey gentry lived in Regency times, brought to life through the sounds, smells and costumes of the era. The National Trust shop offers a unique range of well priced and carefully sourced items and is free to enter.
“The whole past is the procession of the present.” Thomas Carlyle
St Matthew’s Glass Church Coronation Park, St Lawrence Tel: 01534 720934 Open daily: 10:00 - 17:30 Admission: Free Bus: 8, 9, 12, 12a, 14, 15, 26, myExplorer Blue www.glasschurch.org The glass work including the font, altar rail, cross and pillars, was created by René Lalique of Paris and is considered to be amongst his greatest achievements. The attraction of St Matthew’s lies in its glass, not the stained glass associated with the windows of ancient churches, but the moulded white glass, or verre blanc moulépressée, formulated by Lalique and used by him to make much of the furniture of the church normally associated with wood and stone. Lalique began the work in 1932, commissioned by Florence Boot, Lady Trent, the widow of Jesse Boot, Baron Trent, the founder of Boot’s the Chemist. This is a functioning church, please respect service times and worshippers.
Maritime Museum & Occupation Tapestry New North Quay, St Helier Tel: 01534 811043 Open daily: 10:00 - 17:00 Admission: £8.40 adults, £7.40 senior citizens, £5.25 children (6-16yrs) www.jerseyheritage.org Discover all about Jersey’s maritime past in this uniquely interactive museum where you can feel the force of a gale, understand the tides and learn how to design and float a ship! Set by the historic harbour of St Helier, the Maritime Museum is all about seafaring, navigation and the Island’s myths and legends, told through the stories of Jersey people. Take a look at the restoration work being carried out on one of our historic boats where every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday you can watch the ancient art of boat building as the team restore classic vessels. The Occupation Tapestry Gallery, also located at the Maritime Museum, displays 12 huge tapestry panels made by the people of Jersey to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Island’s liberation. Virtual Treasure Hunt at the Maritime Museum Sample the new Huntzz ‘Treasure Trail’ App at the Maritime Museum - currently the only one of its kind in Jersey. Huntzz gives intrepid explorers sets of clues to seek out and answer which, in turn, opens treasure chests to claim virtual gold. All you need to experience this is a smartphone, and it certainly seems to cause excitement with children who can quickly and nimbly download the App via the free wi-fi available at the museum. Huntzz not only have Jersey’s Maritime Museum in their App chest of exploration sites, but also such treasures as the Natural History Museum in London and Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The Treasure Hunt itself consists of 20 chests which you can unlock by answering questions on items housed within the museum. The App gives you clues along the way and, along with a map, makes for a very satisfying few hours of exploration. As each question is answered, you are presented with a scroll which gives you more information about the item you have just uncovered. 23
“Never forget the importance of history. To know nothing of what happened before you took your place on Earth, is to remain a child for ever and ever.”
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Published on Aug 27, 2012
A celebration of Jersey's history & heritage. Discover artefacts, dolmens, castles, National Trust houses and the very best of Jersey's heri...