Comments

Sound recording of Marie Luscombe, née Assinder, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 23/11/2004 by Geraldine des Forges for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Luscombe speaks about the celebration at the Royal Square, the soldiers suprised at their conditions, the treatment of the jerrybags, the cleaning up, the arrival of supplies and the continuing rationing, the tourism and the impact on her fathers jewellery business, the changes in town and Jersey after the war, the entertainment after the war, her interest in mateur dramatics, seeing the royal wedding and the coronation on television, watching the international Road Race and the Battle of flowers, little difficulties in getting materials for her wedding, her honeymoon in Paris, visiting England and seeing bomb damages, the sympathy in England for the jersey occupation, and the welsh and breton farm workers.

Reference

C/D/P/P1/61

Date

November 23rd 2004

Names

Jersey Heritage Trust
des Forges, Geraldine
Luscombe, Marie, née Assinder
Assinder, Marie
Royal Square, St Helier
Jersey Amateur Dramatic Club

Keywords

sound recordings | oral history | sound recordings | sound | Liberation | Occupation | soldiers | collaborations | cleaning | supplies | Rationing | Tourism | jewellery stores | Shops | stores | dances | Swimming | royal weddings | Coronations | Television | International Road Race | Battle of Flowers | Weddings | honeymoons | Paris | England | bomb damage | Farm workers

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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