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Sound recording of Jack and Patricia Allaire speaking about the Occupation and the years after. They were interviewed on 15/02/2005 by Marleen Hacquoil for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr & Mrs Allaire talk about farm works, rations, food, the Red Cross parcels for children and adults, entertainment, clothes, school, electricity, collaboration, deportations and the prisonners of war during the Occupation. They also talk about Mr Allaire's family, farm work after the Occupation, cars, buses, tourism, radios, television, the Coronation and Royal Visits.
Date: 15 February 2005
Sound recording of Roy & Doreen Bisson speaking about the Occupation and the years after. They were interviewed on 02/12/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Bisson speaks about the days leading up to the liberations, hearing Churchill's speech, the Union Jacks flying at La Pomme d'Or, visiting the German fortifications, the rationing after the war, the Red Cross parcels, helping during the Royal Visit and working at the airport. Mrs Bisson speaks of talking to british soldiers during the Liberation, exploring the underground hospital, working for the Public Services department and the Jersey General Investment Trust, the rationing after the war and the Royal Visit. Mr Bisson speaks about his involvement with the scouting movement and how it works, the prisoners of war, going camping, working at the Jersey Electric Compagny, his schooling, electricity and the Royal Visit as well as the visit of Field Marshal Montgomery. Mrs Bison speaks about her involvement with the Girl Guide Movement, what she did with them and what she learned, her marriage with Roy, the reception at Castle Orgeuil (now hotel Cristina), the honeymoon in Switzerland, and a protest against the Insurance act.
Date: 2 December 2004
Sound recording of Phyllis Bransbury, née Binding, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 06/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Bransbury speaks about moving to Jersey from Bristol after meeting her husband, living on Plat Douet Road, deciding not to evacuate before the start of the Occupation, her husband's work, growing their own vegetables, improvising when they did not have much, the shortage in food and clothes, the arrival of the Red Cross parcels, listening to the news on a crystal radio set, taking the radio out, the excitement on Liberation Day, the British troops, going to Bristol after the war, the Battle of Flowers and the International Road Race, the increase in tourism and going to the cinema.
Date: 6 October 2004
Sound recording of Diane Conway, née Palmer, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 10/02/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Conway speaks about her life in Millbrook, the family, burying the family gun, the uncle bringing fish, her Red Cross parcel, he first orange. moving near te german hospital, the tunnel being open to the visitors, working at a café serving the tourist near the tunnels, playing in the tunnel, a man making pottery, watching the Breton dance and sing, the trees, the brownies camping near her house, going to St Lawrence school, having a party for the coronation, and her coronation and liberation medals.
Date: 10 February 2005
Sound recording of Ivy Ferey, née La Rondu, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 11/03/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Ferey speaks about seeing the soldiers on Liberation day, the crowds at La Pomme d'Or, the Jerrybags being punished, growing crops for the Germans troups, food supply from France, helping people who didn't have food, the Red Cross Parcels, the curfew, working for Deputy Pallot at Bel Royal, the clean up, exploring the bunkers, the rationing after Liberation, meeting her husband, the wedding preparation and reception, the ration books, their honeymoon in Guernsey, working on different farms, the community spirit, the shops, the tourism increase, the Battle of flowers, the tomatoes industry, the Royal visit, the International Road Race, the foot and mouth disease, the colorado beetle, the coronation, horse racing, cattle show, Jèrriais, cars, the Welsh and Bretons farms workers, the Social Security Law and the changes in the states policies after the war.
Date: 11 March 2005
Sound recording of Beryl Gully, née Henwood, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 12/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Gully speaks about the relief at a calm liberation, her fiancée in the armed force who came back later from Southampton, their wedding and the reception with the rationing, the Red Cross parcels, going to London with her husband and waiting for his demobilisation, the surrender being signed, the British troops, her husband job at the JEC, the entertainment after the Occupation, the bus service, the battle of flowers, being a housewife, and watching the coronation on television.
Date: 12 November 2004
Sound recording of Bob Hambly speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 7/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Hambly speaks about the weeks leading up to the Liberation, unearthing his radio from beneath tobacco plants, school during the occupation, receiving the Red Cross parcels, the German's construction of a railway line, he describes the celebration on liberation day, going back to school after a few days off, the rationing, shopping after liberation, the clothes and shoes shortages, playing football and cricket, matches at the F.B. Fields, describes buildings that changed vocation during the occupation, the clean up of the beaches, the new shops opening, going to The Beaches on bicycles, cars used more frequently, the royal visit, the battle of the flowers, the increase in tourism, the international Road Race, the cinemas after the occupation, St Clements Parish Hall and St Clements Church, gypsies camping in St Clement after the war, radios, the Murratti cup, going on a school trip to Glasgow and the coronation.
Date: 7 October 2004
Details of Red Cross shipments to Jersey. Includes lists of items delivered to the island by the Red Cross.
Date: 8 January 1944 - 12 October 1945
Correspondence relating to Red Cross activities, includes; request for news of Clarence Claude Painter and Peter Edward Painter, red cross messages, correspondence relating to the Irish community, evacuation of invalids, visits of the SS Vega, contents of food parcels, fuel control, and lists of medical and essential services supplies urgently needed
Date: 23 May 1941 - 18 April 1945
Image of a lifebuoy from the Red Cross ship SS Vega, and a Stockholm Rederi AB Svea ensign flag, acquired by the Evening Post from the firm of German ship breakers as she was to be broken up, and donated to the Museum of the Societe Jersiaise [see JWP 28/8/1954 p 1 and 4/9/1954 p 2]. Negative number 7 of Museum Subject Box number 2 of the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive. The negative was scanned at 1200 dpi and can be downloaded as a high quality jpg file. The quality of the scanned image is dependent on the condition of the original.
Date: August 1954 - 4 September 1954
Photographs relating to the second world war and the Occupation which feature german soldiers, the burial of a British airman, the SS Vega, and Islanders with Red Cross parcels. Page number 1 of the War Subject File of the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive.
Date: 1939 - 1946
Images of Richard Mayne at Guiton House, Five Oaks, with a Canadian Red Cross parcel from the final months of the German Occupation, containing oats, powdered milk, cheese and cigarettes. Jersey Evening Post
Photographer: Gary Grimshaw
JEP Photographic Job Number: 1980/3546B.
Date: 31 March 1980
Red Contact File 18A of the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive from June 1945 to October 1946. The file includes original negatives in contact sheet order, contact sheets with annotations, and pages of notes which relate to the images, with Jersey Weekly Post (JWP) references.
Date: 1945 - 1946
Pages of notes which relate to the negative images in Red Contact File 18A of the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive. The notes concern the subject content of the images, they also include Jersey Weekly Post (JWP) references, and date from June 1945 to October 1946.
Date: 1945 - 1946
Images of islanders with Red Cross parcels, and islanders waiting whilst queuing to collect Red Cross parcels from a store in St Helier. This was the ninth distribution of parcels on Sunday the 7th of October 1945. Oscar Aubin of St John Ambulance was in charge of the distribution. The images were produced from the negatives depicted in Contact Sheet 14 of Red Contact File 18A from the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive.
Images which relate to a visit made by His Excellency the Lieutenant Governor Lieutenant General Sir Arthur Edward Grasett to a the store in St Helier where the ninth distribution of Red Cross parcels was underway on Sunday the 7th of October 1945. His Excellency was welcomed by Dr J R Hanna County Commissioner, Order of St John and Mr Oscar Aubin of St John Ambulance who was in charge of the distribution. The images were produced from the negatives depicted in Contact Sheet 16A of Red Contact File 18A from the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive.
Date: October 1945 - 13 October 1945