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Jersey Talking Magazine, September [1980].

Reference R/05/B/46
Date 1 September 1980 - 30 September 1980
Scope and Content Introduction by Gordon Young.

Joan Stevens taking a tour of St Clement talking about the early history of the parish, St Clement's Church including the piscina, the font, the paintings on the wall, the line of the roof, stone seats around the base of the pillars and the priory, the size of the parish, the effects of the sea, prehistoric remains including the dolmens, menhirs and prehistoric graves of the parish. The chapel that was dedicated to St John the Evangelist before the Reformation which was destroyed, Rocqueberg which was used by a witches coven, Jean Mourant and others who were killed for being witches. Talks about 1685 when they received french refugees, Le Hocq Tower-a Jersey Round Tower, Victor Hugo who lived at Marine Terrace from 1853 to 1855, Samares Manor including the fact it took its name from the salt around the manor, the dovecote, a windmill in 1218, the chapel, the families who held the manor who were the de Ste Hilaire's, the Payn's, the Dumaresq's, the Seale's, the Hamon's, the Mourant's and Sir James Knott who renovated the garden. Before that Philippe Dumaresq built a garden, he also wrote an important survey on Jersey in the 1680s.

Cooking feature - Margaret Jenkins giving recipes for desserts.

Guernsey feature - Linda Le Vasseur talking to Joan Stockdale, a Guernsey journalist for a newspaper, asking her why she decided to become a reporter, how she started, how she felt when she started, how it developed, her women's and children's pages, the most interesting people she has interviewed, interviewing Michael Parkinson, Jimmy Savile, Frank Bough, Peter Sellers, Oliver Reed, the most difficult part of the job, coping with a career and a family, her interest in tropical birds, her collection of amber, her favourite books and her advice for the listener who wants a career in journalism.

Horoscope feature - Diane Postlethwaite talking about the forecast for virgo for the year.

End of Side One.

Driving down to Corbiere, on top of tower-radio aerials-home of Jersey Radio, the nerve centre of Jersey shipping communications and run by the Harbours and Airport Committee-describing the structure, talking to Mr Dale about a rescue taking place of a fishing boat, the view from the tower, the wind blowing, the increased need for Jersey Radio, what Jersey Radio does and is told by boats, working with the French, dealing with a rescue, the frequencies used, what's happening with the rescue, the transmissions between the officials dealing with the rescue, the use of air rescue, the frequency and types of emergencies.

Story read by Peter Gilchrist about Mike Tetley, a guide dog owner and completely blind, who appeared on This is Your Life and climbed up Mount Everest describing his life, his training and the process by which he climbed the mountain.

Quiz - Gordon Young announces the winner from the previous month and sets a new quiz.

End of Side Two.
Names Gilchrist, Peter
Tetley, Mike
Jersey Radio
Dale, Mr
Harbours and Airport Committee
Postlethwaite, Diane
Reed, Oliver
Sellers, Peter
Bough, Frank
Savile, Jimmy
Parkinson, Michael
Stockdale, Joan
Le Vasseur, Linda
Jenkins, Margaret
Dumaresq, Philippe
Knott, Sir James
Mourant Family
Hamon Family
Seale Family
Dumaresq Family
Payn Family
de St Hilaire family
Hugo, Victor
St Clement's Church
Stevens, Joan
Young, Gordon
Jersey Talking Magazine
Gurdon, Philip
Keywords Mountains | guide dogs | emergencies | Fishing boats | winds | rescues | horoscopes | Books | Birds | Newspapers | journalists | recipes | surveys | Gardens | Cooking | manors | Chapels | Towers | Windmills | dovecotes | refugees | French | witches | menhirs | Prehistoric | Sea | priories | Roofs | fonts | paintings | Religion | Churches | Tours | Parishes | Blind | sound recordings | sound | interviews | news | radios
Category R-Sound Recording
Places Mount Everest, Corbière, Guernsey, Marine Terrace, Le Hocq Tower, Rocqueberg, St Clement, Samarès Manor, St Clement
Dimensions 1 sound cassette
Language English
Level of description File
Access restrictions Master Copy-Needs to be Copied
Closed until 2100


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Jersey Talking Magazine, September [1980].


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