Sound recording of Eileen Lerche-Thomsen, née Civray, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 11/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Lerche-Thomsen speaks about the excitement leading up to liberation day, hearing the news on crystal set, hoisting a flag, her fathers job as an electrical engineer, the soldiers arriving in Jersey and the excitement, going to school during the occupation, going to the Jersey Girl College after the occupation and taking her exams there, her involvement with the Eisteddfod and later the Green Room club, the cinema, her father putting up wallpapers in her house, her strict methodist background, going to sunday school, the opening of the shops after the occupation, going to the pool, the visit of field Marshall Montgomery, the increase of tourism, the battle of flowers, the Bouley Bay hill climb, her grandparents before, after and during the occupation, trips to London, Stratford on Avon and Paris, working at Boots during the summer and the death of the King.




October 11th 2004


Jersey Heritage Trust
Nicolle, Stuart
Lerche-Thomsen, Eileen, née Civray
Civray, Eileen
Jersey College for Girls
Green Room Club
Bouley Bay Hill Climb


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