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A STORY BEHIND EVERY DOOR

What do you know about the place in which you live? Staff at the Island Archive have been researching Jersey street by street, area by area. Through the documents they hold, and interviews with Islanders, they’ve built up a picture of Your Street. Mary Green used that information to ‘re-discover’ Gorey Village…

Once the Island’s capital, St Aubin has streets and buildings that tell the story of merchants and privateers, as Linda Romeril, Jersey Heritage Archives and Collections Director, explains to Mary Green…

 

Where once they built ships which sailed to Newfoundland now stand hotels and an Art Deco bathing pool. Havre des Pas has a fascinating history. Mary Green finds out more in the company of Jersey Heritage Senior Archivist, Stuart Nicolle...

Joan Jacklin, who appeared in Mary Green’s feature, has lived at Havre des Pas almost all her life. Her grandfather started a nursery in Cleveland Road in 1900, growing tomatoes and flowers. Her father eventually took it over and Joan moved there in 1935 at the age of ten. Here she remembers the Occupation years and happy times at the bathing pool…