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Sound recording of Nigel Blake speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 30/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Blake speaks about being evacuated with his mother and his brother before the occupation and coming back after Liberation, the problems of settling back on the Island, moving back into a house, the german clean up, going to St Luke's school, the Colorado Beetles, the Royal Visit, the development of Bagot, the building of Grassett Park, the arrival of new families, the separation of people from different neighborhood, the cinema and its organist, rationing after the occupation, school separation according to religion, the Beeches school and clergyman, helping on the farm, the bus services, his father's work as a post man, tomatoes, the agricultural industry, tourism, the battle of flowers, the death of the king, the wireless, the Muratti cup, the canning factory and delivery men.

Reference C/D/P/P1/8
Date 30 November 2004
Names Jersey Heritage Trust
Nicolle, Stuart
Blake, Nina
The Beeches
St Luke's Free School
Keywords history | oral history | sound recordings | sound | Liberation | Occupation | evacuees | Houses | cleaning | German | Colorado beetles | Royal Visit | neighbours | Grassett Park | Cinema | organists | Rationing | Religion | catholicism | Schools | clergymen | Farm work | Buses | postmen | Agriculture | Tourism | Battle of Flowers | royal deaths | wireless | Coronation | Muratti | canning | Delivery
Category C/D-Other Committees, Tribunals etc. appointed by the States
Dimensions 1 digital sound recording
Language English
Level of description File
Access restrictions Digital Sound Recording. Ask at Helpdesk for Access.
Closed until 2100

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Sound recording of Nigel Blake speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 30/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Blake speaks about being evacuated with his mother and his brother before the occupation and coming back after Liberation, the problems of settling back on the Island, moving back into a house, the german clean up, going to St Luke's school, the Colorado Beetles, the Royal Visit, the development of Bagot, the building of Grassett Park, the arrival of new families, the separation of people from different neighborhood, the cinema and its organist, rationing after the occupation, school separation according to religion, the Beeches school and clergyman, helping on the farm, the bus services, his father's work as a post man, tomatoes, the agricultural industry, tourism, the battle of flowers, the death of the king, the wireless, the Muratti cup, the canning factory and delivery men.

C/D/P/P1/8

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