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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: 23 November 2004
Sound recording of Fred Stoodley speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 09/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Stoodley speaks about not understanding what was different about Liberation, collecting german memorabilia, being allowed to go places he's never been, american and british soldiers, playing baseball, football and cricket, going to school and the differences with today, the influence of american and edwardian culture, talks about the fashion of the time, the introduction of jazz in Jersey, the jazz clubs, evading his parents curfew, band concert, the attitude of the police and pranks, his jobs at the harbour and at Huelin's, the new jobs during the potatoes and tomatoes season, the milk bar in Broad Street, the Muratti and the Jersey team, seeing a match of football on the television, school sports, the changes in St Helier in the 1960, Huelin's whistle, the fires after the liberation, his position in the communist party and the treatment of his leader, the controversy over the insular insurance tax, Jersey families, living in housing and the difference in attitude with today, shopping on tick, the forum cinema and the difference in seating for poor and rich people, the relashipship between childrens from different areas, various entertainment, fetes and the battle of floser, the royal visits, and the rivalry between Jersey and Guernsey.
Date: 9 November 2004
Sound recording of Noreen Syvret speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 01/04/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Syvet speaks about singing songs on Liberation day, the state of St John Hotel after the occupation, going to St John School, to the Jersey College for Girl, and to Victoria College during the occupation, helping her mother's business, her convalescence after contracting tuberculosis, meeting and marrying her husband, the dances, the parish hall, the carnivals, the elections, the battle of flowers, the fortifications and the seeing the prisoners of war marching.
Date: 1 April 2005
Sound recording of Evelyn Wells, née Griffin, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 07/02/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Wells speaks about life during the occupation, the german soldiers, the russian prisonners, her father unloading the Vega, her mother working at the hospital and as district nurse during the was, the fortifications in St Aubin, sabotaging and the germans equipment, the soup kitchen at St Aubin, the cleaning up after liberation, her sister wanting to escape the island, the food shortages, the rationing after liberation for a time, the slow changes and the new shops in St Aubins, her involvement in the Girl Guides, going to Royal Square on Liberation day, the visit of the King and Queen, her time at St Brelade's Central school during the occupation, working as a nanny, moving to England, meeting her husband and coming back to Jersey, working for Vivian Vivert, the traffic and life in St Helier, the tourist season, the cinemas, the battle of flower and the St Aubins fete, the International Road Race, the new St Aubins Parish Hall, the potatoes and tomatoes vans lining up at the weighbridge, the end of the construction of the catholic church in St Aubin, the death of the king and watching the coronation on television.
Date: 7 February 2005
Sound recording of Silvanus Yates speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 15/12/2004 by Geraldine des Forges for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Yates speaks about being an evacuee and coming back to Jersey, seeing the fortification, the railway lines and the germans equipments, going to the beaches and the bunkers, people not talking about the occupation much, his father being stationed in Germany after the war and moving there, seeing the bomb damages in Germany, the attitudes of the germans post-war, the Civil Control Germany, the rationing and bartering with cigarette sent from Jersey, going to school in Germany, the displaced persons camps, going back to Jersey in 1948 and the food rationing still going on but better than in the UK, a higher standard of living on the island, the selling of tomatoes and potatoes, the tourists influx, going to Victoria College and the compulsory sport classes, going to the cinema, the battle of flowers, the milk bar, the farm workers, the coronation and the death of the King.
Date: 15 December 2004
Project du loi relating to the proposed entry of Battle of Flowers float for San Remo Festival, 1958
Date: 1960 - 1970