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Jersey Talking Magazine, May 1984.

Reference R/05/B/75
Date 1 May 1984 - 30 May 1984
Scope and Content Introduction by Gordon Young.

Beth Lloyd interviewing Philip Forster, the Promotions manager at Fort Regent, talking about the 'Kingdom of the Sharks' display-how the display works and a description of the display, the Victor White Model Aircraft Collection with a description of the items held and a description of a display of spaceships, the exhibit called SAVE-with a description of what it is.

Joan Stevens continuing her talk on admirals. Charles Bertram-1777-1854-joined navy under d'Auvergne and took part in 1795 at Quiberon. He was taken prisoner at that time and remained in prison for some years until exchanged for other prisoners. He was put on press gang service where he had to abduct men to serve in the navy. Well-loved and recognised at home. In 1808 a newspaper wrote a poem greeting him home. At the museum there are his portrait, cutlass, some of his commissions and his court martial in 1813 when he was honourably acquitted. The court martial was an enquiry and not what we'd consider a court martial which took place when any sailor lost his ship. Henry Dumaresq is not as well known. Born 1808-1877, the son of Sir John Dumaresq, and was born in St Peter's House. In a French Revolution of 1848, when France became a Republic, the French Royal family fled and some of them came to Jersey in order to get to England. When they contacted Sir John Le Couteur he organised getting them to safety in England on the naval ship HMS Cuckoo, which was stationed in Gorey Harbour under Captain Henry Dumaresq. Sir John arranged for Henry to transport them. The night before they left they had roast beef and plum pudding on board of HMS Cuckoo. A couple of years later Henry Dumaresq was in charge of HMS Cuckoo when it was wrecked in St Helier Harbour. It struck Oyster Rock and sank and it was his guidance that led to no loss of life and she was later salvaged and repaired and went back into commission. In 1875 he became an admiral.

Beth Lloyd talking about the Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom who have formed the National Newspaper and Magazine Tape Services for the blind. A pilot project set up in 1983 which was very successful and led to 15 national newspapers and magazines now being available on tape. A permanent production unit has been set up with funding and Beth Lloyd talks about how to become eligible, how long you can have them for and how to subscribe.

Collectors Corner- in St Brelade where there is a large collection of china, glass and books, relating to the royal family, at the home of Peggy Dollop. She talks about how she started collecting in 1940, the range of her collection, the book that started her collection, the latest book in her collection, the china, portraits of Queen Elizabeth, descriptions of various pieces of her collection, the oldest piece of her collection, her cabinet and its contents.

End of Side One.

Gordon Young talking about the production of Annie at the Jersey Opera House by the Green Room Club. Interviewing Lloyd Cornish talking about having to shave his head for the role, how the show is going, whether it has come up to his expectations, the performance of the dog and whether he would like to go on to a bigger production after the end of the run. Interviewing Sadie Marshall about how the show is going, working on her accent, whether the hard work was worth it, how good the children are to work with and the dog. Talking to the children of the production about whether they are enjoying themselves, what the show Annie is about and singing for the show. Talking to Diane Powell who plays Annie about what it is like taking part in the show, what the show is about, whether she enjoys the singing and dancing and whether she has taken part in a show before. Talking to the dog.

Ben Fox, Crime Prevention Officer, talking about callers to the house, not allowing strangers into your house, getting a door chain fitted, the importance of being vigilant, who might call at a house, alarms and the fitting of a new door chain.

Gordon Young talking through the Lionel Richie video for the song 'Hello'.

Ken Kirk-Bailey talking about broadcasting on amateur radio, how they call people up, Tony Hancock playing an amateur radio enthusiast, describing the machines from which they broadcast and the distance over which they can communicate and the difference between ham and CB radio. St Clement gave them a lease for Le Hocq Tower and they made it into a club headquarters. The Philatelic Bureau issued a stamp of Le Hocq Tower which is now a collectors item and the new penny has a picture of Le Hocq Tower, the world's first amateur radio station to be on a penny. They are spending a week talking to the amateur radio hams in New Jersey to promote the island and he talks about their reaction, making personal friends of people they have never met in their life and a special week in july when they are going to promote the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

End of Side Two.
Names Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Hancock, Tony
Richie, Lionel
Kirk-Bailey, Ken
Crime Prevention Officer
Fox, Ben
Powell, Diane
Marshall, Sadie
Cornish, Lloyd
Opera House, Jersey
Green Room Club
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 1952-
d'Auvergne, Philippe, Prince of Bouillon
HMS Cuckoo
National Newspaper and Magazine Tape Services for the blind
Dumaresq, Sir John
Le Couteur, Sir John
Talking Newspaper Association of the United Kingdom
Bertram, Charles, Admiral
Dollop, Peggy
Dumaresq, Henry, Admiral
Stevens, Joan
White, Victor
Forster, Philip
Young, Gordon
Jersey Talking Magazine
Gurdon, Philip
Keywords Stamps | Coins | Communications | Broadcasting | pop groups | pop music | songs | videos | alarms | fraud | crimes | Dancing | singing | Actors | shows | Dogs | Theatres | musicals | Drama | clubs | subscriptions | cabinets | Glass | China | Books | collectors | Collections | Prisoners | commissions | court martials | Portraits | Newspapers | poems | revolutions | Royal family | Ships | Royal Navy | admirals | exhibitions | Aeroplanes | Aircraft | models | sharks | Forts | promotions | interviews | sound | news | Blind | sound recordings | radios
Category R-Sound Recording
Places New Jersey, Le Hocq Tower, St Peter's House, Quiberon, Gorey Harbour, St Helier Harbour, Fort Regent
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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