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Testament of Mary Ann Le Neveu , Hocq, St Clement. Dated 15 October 1921. Bequeaths to the Methodist Wesleyan Chapel, Bethel £20. Codicil added 24 January 1926.
Date: 3 January 1928
Photograph of the yacht Radieuse which had run aground at St Ouen, Photograph of Marc and Guy Johannes talking to reporter W J Job, and photograph of Jack Renouf's yacht Chyria at Le Hocq.
File number: 6
Page number: 1
Date: 1955 - 1957
Photograph of Michel Champion, photograph of the yacht Radieuse which had run aground at St Ouen, and photograph of Marc and Guy Johannes talking to reporter W J Job.
File number: 6
Page number: 6
Date: April 1957 - August 1957
Images of sisters Emma, aged 8, (right) and Tanya Taylor, aged 16, in the garden at their home in La Hocq. Tanya has partial hearing and so the two girls communicate using sign language [from JEP 12/06/82 This Weekend]
Photographer: Peter Mourant
JEP Photographic Job Number: 1982/1638.
Date: 29 May 1982
File of research relating to the German fortifications in Jersey. Contains details about the fortifications, includes plans, photographs, and maps showing the position of the fortifications. Locations include Fort William, Greve de Lecq, La Hocq, La Moye, Rozel, Fliquet Bay, Rozel Manor, Rozel Mill
Date: 1940 - 1945
VHS copy of the film Reub's Little Girl. Production Company: Big Ben Films, Director: H Oceano Martinek (who plays Lt Dare, Ivy Martinek plays Reub's little girl), Distributed by Pathé (35mm), Purchased from E S Brooks on 07/06/1964.The film is set in Jersey at Plemont and La Hocq and was originally shot on two reels in black and white and is silent. Reel 1 Reub and his daughter are seen at the Inn. She is sent out with a basket by her father. At the coastguard station the Officer in Charge, Jack Dare, receives a message warning him that whiskey is being smuggled, into his district. Reub receives word that 3 casks have been landed in the old cable cave, and that he is to fetch them at once, Reub's daughter is caught by the rising tide and has to climb a rock which is cut off from shore. Lt. Dare, who is waiting for the smugglers, sees her waving for help. He rescues her by swimming to the rock on which she is stranded and sees her home. Her father scolds her for having been away so long. After closing the inn, Reub and his accomplice go to the cave to fetch the whiskey; his daughter climbs out of the bedroom window and goes to meet the naval officer on the beach. Just then Reub and his friend come ashore with a small boat and Reub carries a cask ashore - much to his daughter's astonishment. They follow Reub - who takes the cask to the inn. His daughter climbs back into the house through the bedroom window. (956) Reel 2 Reub and his accomplice leave the cask at the inn and return to the boat for another, Lt Dare waits for their return, hiding under the fishing nets in Reub's boat. Reub rows off and Lt. Dare sneezes, thus giving himself away, Reub and he fight, Lt. Dare being pushed into the water where Reub thinks he drowns. Instead he swims around and hangs onto the stern of the boat while Reub rows on to the cave for another cask, Lt. Dare follows him into the cave. Lt. Dare runs back and starts swimming towards the coastguard station while Reub starts back with the second cask. When he reaches the inn he starts to drink but is stopped by his accomplice to whom he relates how Lt. Dare and he struggled in the boat. His daughter overhears this and presumes that Lt. Dare is dead, Lt Dare and his men break into the inn and take Reub and his accomplice away. Lt. Dare and Reub's little girl embrace each other. The End (1855) This film is located in the Audio Visual Area of the Jersey Archive.
'Lunch break'-an interview of Sir Peter Crill, the former Bailiff of Jersey, by Michelle Cuthbert on his retirement from office. Talks about his childhood-had a stable, happy childhood. His grandfathers on both sides were farmers. His great grandfather on his mother's side was farming in St Helier and was a victim of two bank crashes at the end of the nineteenth century. His father had a farming background and he went into his uncle's office who was a solicitor, George Philip Crill. He later became a Jurat and had to go the Privy Council to be sworn in because there was a row after he was elected over a previous case that he had tried. Was sworn in 1913 and was later made president of the Education Committee. His father had gone into the office-he was in the militia-his father met his mother and wooed her for 10 years as she went off to America as her father emigrated to Australia. She told him that he'd need to qualify for her to marry him and he qualified and went to marry her in America in 1913. His father was constable of St Clement from 1916 until 1958. He had 2 brothers and 2 died in child birth. He was born in London as his mother went over to be careful. His eldest brother joined the firm in 1939 and was later thrown out of the army because he was going deaf. He transferred to civil affairs and was killed in his bed because he didn't hear the air raid warnings and died in Paris in 1944. He grew up spoilt and indulged. He was a lazy child-liked reading but also liked exploring the countryside of St Clement. Had a country upbringing. Remembers the railway especially using it to get into town when he was 4 without telling his parents. Great Uncle George found him and put him back on the train. Did a lot of bicycle riding and a small boat. Someone suggested he should go to the sail maker of the Westward, TB Davis' yacht and he did and got the sail designed by him, Mr Bridges. From 1937 until the war he kept her at La Hocq and got to know all of the channels in the area. Had great fun with the boat. He went to St Clement's Church. Church was an important part of his life. He started at the Dame School of Miss Le Brocq. She gave him a good grounding and then he went to Victoria College Prep where he fell under the influence of Miss Aubrey. She was a great teacher-has her reports on him and it was said that he talked too much. The Prep was in an old house called Mount Pleasant. Started with Miss Bunnett as headmistress-remembers her being scary. He was a spoilt boy who got fat. Wasn't fond of ball games although he liked swimming. Went up to Victoria College in 1935 aged 10 where he stayed until 1943. Had good masters before the war. The boarding house was big in those days-a nucleus of boys lived at the boarding house. At school he was somewhat idle-he was at least a year below the average age of the form-found it difficult. Managed to get his school certificate before he was 15. When occupation came he wasn't evacuated with the school certificate group. Stayed because his mother met the then Bailiff, Lord Coutanche, in St Helier and he told her to keep him in Jersey as the occupation wouldn't last. One of his oldest friends is Roy Mourant who he escaped with. He used to have all night parties to avoid the curfew. Had one at St James' Vicarage with boys and girls in the dormitories. Decided to escape because it became clear in the summer of 1944 that Jersey was not to be liberated. During August a few people tried to escape on a float but failed. Had to plan if you were going and so they did. In 1942 all boats had to be put into store. He kept his in the parish quarry at the top of La Hocq Hill and then put his into Norman's in Commercial Buildings. Recruited John Floyd with Roy Mourant in the plan. They had to get the boat out of Commercial Buildings. They borrowed a furniture removal van and pretended to be removal men and took the boat from Commercial Buildings. Borrowed a key from his father of a property of somebody who had left. Put his boat in the garage of the house and got his boat decked over. His parents only knew about it towards the end. They were lucky when they escaped-they made a lot of noise and were seen off by a number of people. Spent 17 hours in the boat. When they arrived in France they had taken some brandy with them which he drank and promptly fell out the boat. They went up the beach and gave themselves up to a Frenchman who kept them for the night until the Americans were due to arrive the next day. He later sold the boat and they spent 10 days in Cherbourg before being transferred to London. He planned to join up when he was in London and phoned his cousin who was in the army who told him about his brothers death. Was given 6 months rest and recreation before joining up and his elder brother told him to use it. He then met Professor Laurie Bisson, a Jerseyman, who was at Pembroke College, Oxford who persuaded him to join the University. Went to Oxford having been sponsored by Lord du Parcq and gained a scholarship. Spent two terms in the Spring and Summer of 1945 in the Officers Training Corps but before he was able to join up the war ended. Had law in his blood. Near the end of the occupation he did some local preaching in the anglican church-was licenced by the dean to take matins and even song. Had planned to become ordained but decided his father needed him to help in the family business. Went to London to take the Bar Exams and came back to Jersey in 1949 and joined his father's firm of Crill-Benest. In his approach to law Lord Denning was influential. Relied on his father's knowledge at the beginning as there weren't any advocates exams when he came back. He was the one who introduced the exam in 1954 when he was the President of Legislation in the States. He admired how Lord Coutanche ran his court. Also admired Advocates Vibert and Valpy. A learned advocate was Advocate Peter Giffard. Became a Deputy from 1951-58 and a Senator from 1960-62 before becoming solicitor general. Missed meeting clients in the private practice and had to acquire conversational skills. People unsure of how to address him when he became bailiff. Sang from 1957 in St Helier's Church Choir and later Trinity Church. Decided that the Catholic Church was the church he wanted to join and was received into the church in July 1995. Looked back with pleasure at his time as solicitor general and deputy bailiff as he was under people and was learning on the job. As attorney-general he prosecuted the Beast of Jersey, Edward Paisnel. Originally the deputy-bailiff was intended to be an alter-ego of the bailiff but it didn't work that way as there needed to be a leader of the States. Is unsure whether the bailiff would ever leave the States-it would change the constitution radically. Talks about the bailiff's role. Feels his greatest achievement was being appointed bailiff. Enjoyed the royal visit in 1989. The Bailiff of Jersey and Guernsey were invited to the Commonwealth Lawyers Conference of Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth in 1988 in London which he enjoyed. Satisfied by the judgement in the Waterworks Case on the rating assessment by the Parish of Grouville. His darkest hour was the trouble 3 years previously. For hobbies he reads, walks and gardens. Has joined a livery company in London and has been asked to be the President of the Jersey Scout Association. His unfulfilled pleasure would have been to charter a boat in the West Indies and sail around. Finishes with a piece of music.