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Requisitioning of the first floor of the Forum Cinema for the purpose of an Officers Club for the German Troops.
Date: 2 September 1940 - 4 September 1940
Forum Cinema to be requisitioned by the Occupying Troops; correspondence includes; compensation, limited number of seats available for civilians and accounts to be prepared for the Regal Cinema, Guernsey.
Date: 12 January 1942 - 21 April 1945
Requisition Order 810; receipt for a grand piano from Mr McKee, Beresford Street to The Forum.
Date: 14 August 1940
Your Film Entertainment for the week commencing October 26th. By Permission of the Bailiff
Date: October 1958
File relating to The Forum, includes; correspondence relating to technical specifications for an office development at the Forum site for example details of services, insulation, staircases and fireproofing.
Date: 22 April 1983 - 8 October 1986
File relating to The Forum, includes; minutes of meetings between Building Control Officers and developers to discuss various different details of the project, for example; services, fire protection, walls, lift shafts, staircases, engineers' drawings and specifications.
Date: 28 March 1985 - 12 March 1986
Babes in the Wood
Object name: Poster
What's On To-day in Jersey 1965
Object name: Programme | Brochure
Publisher: Anson and Company Limited
Printer: Premier Printers
Distributer: Jersey Tourism
Photographs of projectors at the Forum Cinema and of the Chief Projectionist Mr Joe Schofield operating one of the projectors. Page number 5 of the Cinemas Subject Files of the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive.
Date: 18 February 1955 - 19 February 1955
Images of a member of the Junior Club being presented with a metal detector at the Forum Cinema, St. Helier. Jersey Evening Post
Photographer: Glenn Rankine
JEP Photographic Job Number: 1980/3875.
Date: 3 May 1980
Images of The Hulk walking around St. Helier, promoting The Incredible Hulk film in association with the Forum Cinema. For more images from this promotion, see L/A/75/A3/5/4106. Jersey Evening Post
Photographer: Paul Upton
JEP Photographic Job Number: 1980/4106-1.
Date: 28 May 1980
Images of a competition winner outside the Forum Cinema. The young man has won a pair of headphones. Jersey Evening Post
Photographer: Peter Mourant
JEP Photographic Job Number: 1980/4400.
Date: 26 June 1980
Images of an organist sitting at a Compton organ, and giving a recital. The images may have been taken at the Forum Cinema. The images were produced from the negatives depicted in Contact Sheet 10 of Red Contact File 18A from the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive.
Contact Sheet 15 from Red Contact File 19 of the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive. The Contact Sheets contain images of strips of negatives found in the Red Contact File, include notes, Jersey Weekly Post references, and date from 1946.
Date: December 1946 - January 1947
Images which concern the pantomime Mother Goose which was held at the Forum Cinema [see EP 30/12/1946 p 1and JWP 4/1/1947 p 1]. The images were produced from the negatives depicted in Contact Sheet 15 of Red Contact File 19 from the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive.
Date: December 1946 - 4 January 1947
British Legion. Festival of Empire and Remembrance, The Forum, Jersey, 11th November 1938. Festival programme.
Date: 11 November 1938
[Copy from the Imperial War Museum - Not to be reproduced.] Photocopy of a letter of Walter Blampied Le Cocq, of Kengarth, Bagot, in St. Saviour, to a relative named Eva. The letter is dated 12th May 1945, and describes some of the conditions of the Occupation. Le Cocq says that they had to be very careful what they said and did as they were 'surrounded by spies' in the pay of the German Secret Police. He describes the restrictions on three or more people meeting in the street, and the fines and imprisonment that could be given by the German Commandant for this offence. He lists the types of identity cards they were required to carry at all times, and the notices which they were ordered to fix in the main entrance of their homes listing the occupants. No two people could ride side-by-side on their bicycles, and Germans hiding in the shrubbery on Victoria Avenue would leap out to arrest them if they saw this happen. Most of the islanders' motor cars were requisitioned by the Germans, who paid for them in Marks. Then they confiscated the bicycles, and worst of all the wirelesses which left them 'completely cut off from the outside world'. Many people kept their sets, and were sent to continental prisons as a punishment. The Germans paid £100 to informers, though Le Cocq says that the Germans detested the informers themselves but had to do their duty. Le Cocq says that many people, civilians and German soldiers, were executed by shooting. Some people managed to escape the island, others lost their lives in the attempt. He describes the island as 'one mass of fortifications and barbed wire entanglements'. He says that the Germans 'did not treat us badly' and 'their behaviour left nothing to be desired'. The first Germans to arrive would usually move off the pavement for the locals, and 'women and girls went mad for them', and children used to play soldiers with them in the streets. The Forum cinema had to be divided to keep locals and Germans apart. Le Cocq says that the first lot of Germans who had been on the island were then sent to Russia, and had to be marched down to the docks and disarmed, where an escort with fixed bayonets forced them to embark. Le Cocq then describes the severe shortages of food, clothing and footwear and fuel for the islanders. They used boiled sea water to get salt, and made sugar beet syrup, and tea from carrots, parsnips and sugar beet. the Black Market caused prices to soar. Le Cocq talks at length about the last winter of the Occupation, which was the worst for shortages of everything, and for the terribly cold and wet winter. There were robberies for food, and people used to take what food they had to bed with them for safety. Many animals, including dogs, were slaughtered by thieves. The Germans at the end of the war were starving and would walk fields for scraps of roots, cabbage or nettles. Le Cocq praises them for being generous with food when they had it earlier in the war. He goes into detail about the prices of various commodities during the Occupation. He says that people were desperate and lives were saved by the arrival of the Vega. He also mentions the convictions of three island policemen for robbery, and that there were so many people convicted that they had to take their turn to serve their prison sentence. He is particularly critical of the behaviour of the Irish. [Imperial War Museum - reference D10874]
Date: 12 May 1945
Forum Cinema, St Helier: three quarter view along Grenville Street. Signs above entrance advertising 'O'Henry' and 'Fritz Kortner in About the Damned. Nils Asther'. Also small poster on wall advertising Greta Garbo and Herbert Marshall in The Painted Veil next week
View over town of St Helier, from roof of Forum Cinema pre demolition