Comments

Sound recording of Phyllis Bransbury, née Binding, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 06/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Bransbury speaks about moving to Jersey from Bristol after meeting her husband, living on Plat Douet Road, deciding not to evacuate before the start of the Occupation, her husband's work, growing their own vegetables, improvising when they did not have much, the shortage in food and clothes, the arrival of the Red Cross parcels, listening to the news on a crystal radio set, taking the radio out, the excitement on Liberation Day, the British troops, going to Bristol after the war, the Battle of Flowers and the International Road Race, the increase in tourism and going to the cinema.

Reference

C/D/P/P1/12

Date

October 6th 2004

Names

Jersey Heritage Trust
Nicolle, Stuart
Bransbury, Phyllis
Victor Hugo Hotel

Keywords

history | oral history | sound recordings | sound | Liberation | Occupation | evacuation | Deportation | Houses | sheets | vegetables | Chickens | Rabbits | Potatoes | Flour | gas | waterworks | Architect | Polish | Red Cross parcels | radios | shortages | Food | clothes | bombing raids | soaps | Shoes | Walking | cycles | soldiers | Travel | Battle of Flowers | International Road Race | Tourism | Hotels

Dimensions

1 digital sound recording

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

Digital Sound Recording. Ask at Helpdesk for Access.

Closed until

2100

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