Comments

Sound recording of Dora Horsfall, née Slade, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 27/01/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Horsfall speaks about the excitement on Liberation day, the arrival of the british soldiers, the germans making a sorry sight leaving the island, her husbands job grinding corn for rations during the occupation, the grain in the merchants store, reusing everything, the welsh girls staying at the Grand Hotel and working during the tomato season, her husbands going to England to sell the tomatoes and the competition between merchants, the return of the evacuee, the deportations, compare the fortification in Jersey with those in England, the battle of flower, the international road race and various entertainments on the island.

Reference

C/D/P/P1/43

Date

January 27th 2005

Names

Jersey Heritage Trust
Nicolle, Stuart
Horsfall, Dora Elsie, née Slade
Slade, Dora Elsie
Grand Hotel

Keywords

history | oral history | sound recordings | sound | Liberation | Occupation | Celebrations | soldiers | Germans | Rations | corns | grinding | Merchants | Welsh | Farm workers | tomatoes | England | competitions | evacuees | deportees | evacuations | deportations | Fortifications | Battle of Flowers | International Road Race | entertainments

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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