Digital copy of Exhibit JPN1: Newscuttings from the Jersey Evening Post relating to Westaway Crèche. [Some details redacted].

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1988 - 1996

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• Newscutting of an article entitled When we were very young in 1938 by Meridian in the Under the Clock feature in the Jersey Evening Post, 1988. Includes a photograph of children from the Westaway Crèche in 1938. • Newscutting of an article by Elaine Hanning entitled Putting the record straight in the Jersey Evening Post, 1996. Details refutation by Blanche Milton née Hall, a former nurse and sister at the Westaway Crèche, of statements made in recently released papers from the Occupation. Comments on remarks about women and children in Jersey and remarks about the Westaway Crèche being full of babies born to German fathers. Includes comments about staff at Maternity and Westaway Crèche, mentioning Miss Thornley. Refers to Mrs Milton's anger at allegations published in The Times concerning the names of women who allegedly fraternised with enemy soldiers and comments about subsequent actions by journalists from the United Kingdom. States that most children came to the crèche through the Poor Law Commission, commenting on reasons for admissions and details of care provided. Includes account of an incident in 1943 when a German officer came to the crèche and enquired how many of the children had German fathers, noting that her response was to state that all of the children were registered as British nationals. Expresses annoyance at accusations made against people regarding alleged collaboration. Includes photographs of children and staff at Westaway Crèche.


Hanning, Elaine
Milton, Blanche Amy, née Hall
Neil, Jean Pamela, née Parker
Thornley, Annie Elizabeth
Jersey Dispensary
Jersey Evening Post
Maternity Hospital
Poor Law Commission
The Times
Westaway Crèche


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