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Jersey Talking Magazine-April Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Philip Gurdon interviewing David Watkins, a private investigator, talking about whether there was any need for a private investigator in Jersey, finding evidence of fraud, the difficult aspects of the job, tracing people who have disappeared, the reasons people disappear, training for the job as a member of the police, cooperation with the police force, the line between police and private investigation work, kidnappings, getting involved in situations outside of Jersey-has an office in London and travelling across the world to carry out investigations. Margaret Jenkins talking about the sense of smell. John Bouchere talking about Jersey and the Royal Mail including details of the Channel Islands, the transport of mail by aeroplanes and mail boats, the signalling of the arrival of the mail boat in former days, the transport of the mail by horse drawn car by Mr Le Couteur, the maintenance of the mail carts, the first real mail van in 1929, carrying the mail to Gorey Village, 1933 saw mail coming by air with the aeroplanes landing on West Park beach, Jersey Airport built in 1937 and a daily service was inaugurated, 1940-arrival of the occupation and the air force raids and the stopping of post between the UK and Jersey, use of bicycles instead of the vans, a telegraph messenger, Eric Hassall was sent to College House and received salutes as he was in uniform, Len Godel-collided with a sand laden german lorry and was charged with sabotage but was released, sometimes the bags of mail from Guernsey were opened for investigation, postal services resumed after the occupation, wide variety of mail received by farmers and the difficulty of finding different addresses in Jersey and driving in the country lanes. Beth Lloyd giving In Touch tips for the blind. End of Side One. Composition called 'Dead in Tune' written for narrator and orchestra and recorded by Channel Television featuring the Jersey Youth Orchestra and Alastair Layzell. End of Side Two.

Reference

R/05/B/63

Date

March 31st 1982 - March 31st 1982

Names

Channel Television
Layzell, Alastair
Jersey Youth Orchestra
Lloyd, Beth
Godel, Len
Hassall, Eric
Jersey Airport
Le Couteur, Mr
Royal Mail
Bouchere, John
Jenkins, Margaret
Watkins, David
Young, Gordon
Jersey Talking Magazine
Gurdon, Philip

Keywords

orchestras | Music | postmen | Farmers | telegraphs | cycles | Air Raids | Occupation | mail | Aeroplanes | mail boats | Travel | investigations | training | Police | jobs | fraud | private investigators | sound | interviews | news | Blind | sound recordings | radios | Guernsey | Victoria College House | West Park | Gorey Village | London

Dimensions

1 sound cassette

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

Master Copy-Needs to be Copied

Closed until

2100

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