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Sound recording of Sue Hardy speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 26/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Hardy speaks about coming back to Jersey after the war, staying with family a different houses that she describes, the vegetables crops, the shops in town, the celerations of Guy Fawkes' night, her fathers jewelry business, cars, the farm animals, various shops, telegrams, the postal service, nurses and midwifes, rationing, ration books, clothes, shoes, christmas celebrations, the blacksmith and his forge, the use of Jèrriais in everyday life, going to school at St Ouen's Elementary School and the classes, the entertainment after the occupation, the battle of flowers, the food deliveries, the fish market, foreigners in Jersey, pubs, the Breton workers, the cinema Odeon, watching the Coronation on a television, a holiday camp at Plemont, she talks of various parades and fetes and the Colorado beetle infestation.
Date: November 26th 2004
Sound recording of Marie Luscombe, née Assinder, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 23/11/2004 by Geraldine des Forges for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Luscombe speaks about the celebration at the Royal Square, the soldiers suprised at their conditions, the treatment of the jerrybags, the cleaning up, the arrival of supplies and the continuing rationing, the tourism and the impact on her fathers jewellery business, the changes in town and Jersey after the war, the entertainment after the war, her interest in mateur dramatics, seeing the royal wedding and the coronation on television, watching the international Road Race and the Battle of flowers, little difficulties in getting materials for her wedding, her honeymoon in Paris, visiting England and seeing bomb damages, the sympathy in England for the jersey occupation, and the welsh and breton farm workers.
Date: November 23rd 2004
JEP Photographic Job Number: 1976/689
Date: April 2nd 1976
JEP Photographic Job Number: 1980/5431
Date: September 28th 1980
Jersey Evening Post Newspaper article : End of an era as Hettich Jewellers plans to cross King Street after 121 years.
Date: July 21st 2021