Comments

Sound recording of Iris Le Feuvre speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 29/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Le Feuvre speaks about going to Royal Square on Liberation day, the joy in the air, the Germans leaving, people going to the Underground Hospital, the dances after Liberation, the Russian prisoners, shortages, preparing her wedding trousseau, going to London on her honeymoon and seeing the bombsites, comparing London to Jersey after the war, the Insular Insurance scheme, the foot and mouth disease, televisions, the Royal wedding, the evacuees and their return, the cattles, the vegetables crop, farm work and its mechanisation, working at La Masuriers, being the first woman constable, the political reform and the elections, various shops in town, the home deliveries of various products, the district nurses, the difference in her house between then and now, the increase in tourism, the battle of flowers and the fair, the official visits of the king and queen, of Prince Edward and of field Marshall Montgomery, The Muratti, motorbike racing and various houses and persons on the race track, horse show, cattle show, going to the beaches, cinemas, the West Park Pavilion, the arrival of the street lighting in St Lawrence, the death of the king and the coronation.

Reference

C/D/P/P1/48

Date

November 29th 2004

Names

Jersey Heritage Trust
Nicolle, Stuart
Le Feuvre, Iris
Royal Square, St Helier
Underground Hospital
People's Park
West Park Pavilion

Keywords

history | oral history | sound recordings | sound | Liberation | Occupation | soldiers | D-day | cleaning | Russians | Prisoners of war | shortages | Wedding | London | bomb damage | Linen | honeymoons | comparisons | social insurance | insular insurance | foot and mouth disease | televisions | royal weddings | evacuees | evacuations | returning evacuees | Cattle | Farm workers | Farm work | vegetables | Cars | mechanisms | Constables | Elections | reforms | Shops | deliveries | district nurses | Houses | Electricity | gas | Tourism | Battle of Flowers | Flowers | Royal Visits | official visits | Muratti | Motorbikes | motoracing | Five Mile Road | entertainments | Beaches | cinemas | street lighting | royal deaths | Coronation

Dimensions

1 digital sound recording

Language

English

Level of description

file

Access Restriction

Digital Sound Recording. Ask at Helpdesk for Access.

Closed until

2100

Context:

C/D/P/P1/48This item»
Search query time: 0.0156358 seconds • Page build time: 0.0090379317601522 seconds