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Images of the Jersey Norman-French concert held at St. Martin's Public Hall. Featured is organiser Mrs. Eileen Le Sueur [images D-F] [from JEP 29/03/82 p.18]

Reference: L/A/75/A3/7/830B

Photographer: Gary Grimshaw

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1982/830B.

Date: 26 March 1982

1) Interview on BBC Radio Jersey of Leslie Sinel on his life and the german occupation with musical interludes. Talks about Jersey-French and how much it was used, his school days, listening to music on crystal radios sets, school holidays coinciding with the potato season, the railway at the St Helier Harbour, joining the Evening Post, working as a printer, the printers used, the newspaper being distributed by horse and cart, 1910 the EP bought two motor cars for deliveries, using the train to deliver, what the trains were like, advent of the bus system, the tourism industry in the 1920s and 1930s and the difference to today, what he used to hear on the radio, becoming a proof reader at the EP towards the 30s, never wanting to be a journalist, the quality of newspapers today, the media in Jersey, his voluntary work he undertook as a constable's officer in St Saviour, a churchwarden in St Helier, being on the Welfare Board, the Burial Board and on the Battle of Flowers Committee and involved in the Eisteddfod, his work as an honorary policeman and his view on the police system as a whole, standing on duty at Government House when the queen visited, his desire to stay in the island, the parochial nature of the island, the JMT opening up the island, when cars became more common in the island, keeping a record of the occupation period, feelings when occupation was approaching, the demilitaristion of the island, the question of resistance and the impossibility of sabotage on the island, the guilt complex of not going to war, the dilemma of whether to evacuate, working under the germans at the newspaper throughout the occupation, censorship, necessary cooperation with the german forces, the trouble he got into at the newspaper, the scarcity of food, working for a farmer to get extra rations, learned how to make sugar beet and potato flour, trying to get hold of meat, listening to the BBC on his crystal radio set, the dissemination of news, using the german censor to gain information, his feelings at liberation, life since the war and on retirement, enjoys writing about historical and local events, would have liked to have been a teacher but looks back on life with no regrets. 2) Radio programme with people commenting on Lord Haw Haw's broadcasts and other radio programmes that were broadcast during the second world war by the Germans and by other nations in Europe.

Reference: L/D/25/L/56

Date: 23 May 1982

Mr Ted Syvret of Leoville Farm, St Ouen talking to the CIOS about his memories on growing up on the family farm during the occupation. Talks about the diary kept by his father, the position of Léoville in St Ouen, bunkers in St Ouen, the farm at Léoville and its history, position, size, crops, livestock and buildings, the Syvret family living on the farm, speaking Jersey french, the neighbourhood, work of the farming community and the sharing of work, his background, his childhood years, comparison with granddaughter today, decision of family to stay in Jersey bfore the occupation, explanation of his father's diaries and reads some extracts from Easter 1942, seeing german soldiers for the first time and on parade, hearing aeroplanes during the night, taking potatoes to town, the air raid on the harbour, work on the stables, attempted trench digging in front garden of property by the germans, beginning of the felling of trees for fuel, working with hay, everything agricultural being done by hand, keeping food aside for people, collecting wheat, using the lawn to plant tobacco, placing alarms on the pantry to stop OT labourers stealing food, slaughtering of a cow, self sufficiency in vegetables, the growing and use of sugarbeet and potato flour, making butter, collecting rabbit food, hatching of chicks, improvisations when farming, pumping water in the back garden and the use of an outside toilet, entertainment for the children looking for spent ammunition, St Ouen's Central School, the school air raid shelter, diseases at school, comparison between town and country, stamps received from Ralph Mollet, a British aeroplane flying over and firing taking place requiring them to take shelter, D-Day activity, 14th June 1944 a plane going down, travelling with his father to visit his grandparents, collecting the red cross parcels and the difference between the parcels, the unfinished railway track that ran through some of the fields, guns and german soldiers at Greve de Lecq, the appearance of swastikas and german road signs, liberation, listening to the radio at George Baudain's house, being told to lower the flag as it was raised too early, May 8th his father's diary stopped with 'Jerry surrenders-no more work this week', going to town to celebrate the liberation, arrival of the british troops and he reads a report by B C Le Masurier, secretary to the St Ouen's Agricultural Society, on the liberation. Questions on the clothes and shoes worn by children during the occupation and improvisations used, an explosion at Commercial Buildings at liberation, memories of the German agricultural inspections, a german officer, transport to St Martin and Trinity and growing tobacco. Announcement about the making of a documentary film on the occupation.

Reference: L/D/25/L/64

Date: 10 April 2002

Compilation of five separate sound recordings concerning tradtional Jersey customs. All share the same narrator except 4. Both narrators are unidentified. 1. Clameur de Haro. Includes: linguistic and historical origins; effects (similar to an injunction); examples of modern use including a case involving a tree felling at Royal Crescent. 2. Jersey Patois. Includes: origins of Jérriais in popular Latin and Norman French; changes in language including replacement by English; differences between French and Jérriais and the evolution of the two languages. 3. Perquage. Includes: remaining perquage path from Sandy Brook to Beaumont; origins - sanctuary and exile of criminals; origin of word in 'perche' - old French unit of measurement. 4. Cabbage Walking Sticks. Includes: planting of cabbages; 'wintergreens' (shoots of cabbage plants); uniqueness of Jersey Cabbages, possibly because of the soil or climate; describes method of making walking sticks; narrator has been making walking sticks for 12 - 14 years; talks about his work, also makes cabinets and does wood turning; mentions kinds of wood and tools used; loves his work. 5. Sabots. Includes: description of sabots (traditional wooden shoes/clogs); mentions Philip Le Gresley, master craftsman, and his son, who makes them in his workshop at L'Etacq (Philip Le Gresley also restored the carved interior at St Ouen's manor after the German occupation); sabots mainly exported to France; machinery and wood used; usually bought by farmers as they are more convenient than wellingtons and warm in winter; describes how they are made.

Reference: R/03/A/19

Date: 1970

Talking News, Trial Edition.

Reference: R/05/A/1

Date: October 1975

Jersey Talking Magazine No 6, Christmas 1976.

Reference: R/05/B/3

Date: 15 December 1976

Jersey Talking Magazine, May 1977.

Reference: R/05/B/7

Date: May 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine, September 1977.

Reference: R/05/B/11

Date: September 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine, Christmas 1977.

Reference: R/05/B/15

Date: 25 December 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine, August 1978.

Reference: R/05/B/22

Date: August 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine, March [1979].

Reference: R/05/B/29

Date: March 1979

Jersey Talking Magazine, December [1979].

Reference: R/05/B/37

Date: 1 December 1979 - 31 December 1979