Channel Television video of Channel Report programme of 10 May 1990 on the celebrations of the 45th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Channel Islands. Report includes in Jersey: service of remembrance in the Royal Square including the crew of HMS Jersey with an address given by Leslie Sinel; the opening of Liberation Square by the Bailiff Sir Peter Crill with Brian Rabet; the raising of the Union flag at the Pomme d'Or with some archive footage of the Liberation; the Soviet ambassador in London and others laying wreaths in memory of the Russian slave workers at the Strangers' Cemetery now the crematorium; the party in the Peoples' Park; It's a Knockout competetion at the FB Fields with teams from three local banks; the dedication ceremony of a new lifeboat, the Alexander Coutanche, near the Harbour Office by Jurat John Coutanche with a speech by Don Filleul; the Liberation Fun Walk organised by the Rotary Club with the starting gun fired by Henry Cooper; the launch of 10,000 balloons at Peoples' Park with Dame Vera Lynn In Guernsey: arrival of Princess Alexandra and Angus Ogilvy met by Bailiff; the royal salute and inspection of cadets and the Chelsea in-pensioners; exit from Town Church and walkabout including meeting Mrs Doris Carré; the Liberation procession of historic military vehicles, buses, Rolls Royces and bicycles, the Boys Brigade band, commercial floats and street entertainers 30 mins, colour with sound




May 9th 1990 - May 9th 1990


Jersey Heritage Trust
Alexander Coutanche (Lifeboat)
Filleul, Don
Coutanche, John
Carré, Doris
Lynn, Dame Vera
Cooper, Henry
Sinel, Leslie Philip
Crill, Sir Peter Leslie, Bailiff of Jersey 1986 - 1995
Alexandra, Princess
Ogilvy, Angus
Rabet, Brian
Pomme D'Or Hotel
Harbour Office
HMS Jersey
Channel Television


films | liberation day service | liberations | Processions | balloons | walks | cycles | Cars | memorials | parties | Russians | entertainments | Royal Visits | Lifeboats | Charities | Peoples Park | F B Playing Fields | Royal Square | St Peter Port | Liberation Square | St Helier Harbour | Jersey Crematorium


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