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Jersey Talking Magazine, April [1981].

Reference R/05/B/53
Date 1 April 1981 - 30 April 1981
Scope and Content Introduction by Gordon Young.

Philip Gurdon interviewing Ken Ball, an amateur radio enthusiast, about the equipment for his amateur radio station, the regulations involved in broadcasting amateur radio, the Radio Society of Great Britain, the examinations needed to be sat to operate an amateur radio, a blind operator, communicating with people throughout the world on the radio, listening to an amateur broadcaster from London and Malta and talking to people across the world.

Joan Stevens taking a tour around St Ouen about it being the biggest parish in the island but one of the smallest population, named after a 7th century bishop of Rouen with a relic that was placed in the church, St Ouen's Church-the date it was built, St Ouen's Bay which is actually in three parishes, La Rocco Tower built between 1796 and 1800-a Jersey round tower-last to be built, was falling apart-during the occupation used as target practice, tower repaired. Vinchelez de Haut and Vinchelez de Bas Manor's-architectural details of the manors, Abraham Le Sueur was killed at Vinchelez de Bas by a falling rock, St Ouen's Manor-biggest and oldest manor in island, parts that date back to 1135 to the de Carteret families, 1490-fortified and crenellated by then seigneur of St Ouen in fear of attack, over years altered a great deal, 1670-restoration, later fell into disrepair-de Carteret family important in England, passed to the Malet de Carterets-Colonel Malet de Carteret-1860s-started large scale restorations until 1880-appearance there is today, Le Pinnacle-important site-centre of pilgrimage for over 2000 years, worry of erosion and vandalism, lovely area of flora, windmills and dolmens in parish-Moulin de la Mare did exist where Val de la Mar exists-a seigneurial mill-used by the public. L'Etacq-name from an old norse name, had a martello tower on it-L'Etacquerel-removed by germans during the occupation, lead found up at L'Etacq, vraic collected from L'Etacq which was used as compost, caves, Les Mielles-being kept as conservation centre, needs to be kept natural so it is not destroyed.

Excerpt from a Midsummer Night's Dream, the first time Shakespeare had been performed at the Jersey Opera House for a number of years, featuring Sonia Hamon and Rosemary and Hilary Lissenden.

Horoscope Feature - Diane Postlethwaite giving a forecast for the year for aries.

End of Side One.

Beth Lloyd describing the view from her house and the joys of spring with Gordon Young reading the poem 'I wander lonely as a cloud'.

Vicki Stuckey talking to Lloyd Cornish of Elle, who provides wedding dresses asking what brides are wearing nowadays, what they should look for in a wedding dress, the colour and length of the wedding dress, the fashions, the expense of the dress, the style of veil and headdress, the design of Lady Diana's wedding dress.

Beth Lloyd talking to Jeffrey Archer about his latest book 'Cain and Abel', the research that went into the book, his university days and running, keeping fit, becoming the youngest member of the Greater London Council, becoming a member of parliament, losing a million pounds with a bad investment, writing his first book based on his experiences, deciding to continue writing, his desire to get back in to politics and his decision to put it on hold, his next book, a sequel to 'Cain and Abel', his plans for the foreseeable future, an invitation to meet the Emperor of Japan and his pride in being published in Braille.

Di Weber went to the Mont Felard Hotel asking Steve, the chef, how he copes with cooking for so many people, what he enjoys cooking the most, his hours at the hotel and Renata a waitress about working as a waitress, learning how to serve people, why she likes the job and where she comes from and Jill, the receptionist talking about her duties, difficult customers and living in the hotel.

Gordon Young tells a humorous story.

End of Side Two.
Names Weber, Di
Mont Félard Hotel
Greater London Council
Archer, Jeffrey
Elle Fashion House
Cornish, Lloyd
Stuckey, Vicki
Lloyd, Beth
Postlethwaite, Diane
Lissenden, Hilary
Lissenden, Rosemary
Hamon, Sonia
Malet de Carteret, Colonel
de Carteret Family
Shakespeare, William
Opera House, Jersey
Le Sueur, Abraham
Stevens, Joan
Radio Society of Great Britain
Bell, Ken
Young, Gordon
Jersey Talking Magazine
Gurdon, Philip
Keywords customers | receptions | waitresses | Hotels | Braille | Cooking | chefs | publications | emperors | Politics | Governments | members of parliaments | Fitness | universities | authors | research | Books | Shops | Fashion | wedding dresses | Weddings | Poetry | poems | Spring | Martello towers | German soldiers | Occupation | seigneurs | Mills | horoscopes | Caves | Beaches | Bays | Vraic | pilgrimages | Windmills | vandalism | erosion | Rocks | restorations | Towers | Parishes | Churches | manors | Tours | broadcasts | radio stations | Blind | sound recordings | sound | interviews | news | radios
Category R-Sound Recording
Places Japan, Moulin de la Mare, Val de la Mare, Les Mielles, L'Etacquerel, L'Etacq, Pinnacle Rock, Vinchelez de Haut Manor, Vinchelez de Bas Manor, St Ouen, La Rocco Tower, St Ouen's Bay, St Ouen, London, Malta
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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