Programmes of performances held at Jersey and other venues 1949 - 2001

Reference: L/F/348/C1

Date: 1949 - 2004

The Jersey Battle of Flowers Association Midnight Matinee. The Forum. Programme

Reference: L/F/348/C1/3

Date: July 24th 1966 - July 24th 1966

Programme for entertainment at The Forum featuring a Grand Variety Show entitled The Palette, starring Andrea Percin, The Two Marcos, Charletti, Gloria Velez, Illusio, Meyti Gerber, Natol, The Lux Trio, and Zavatta Manetti.

Reference: L/F/445/Q/1/1

Date: 1943 - 1943

Miscellaneous Collection of Items

Reference: L/F/489

Date: 1760 - 1949

The Forum Programmes

Reference: L/F/489/C

Date: 1949 - 1949

Programme for a performance by the Jersey Symphony Orchestra with Weingarten on pianoforte at The Forum. Signed by Joseph Weingarten.

Reference: L/F/489/C/1

Date: February 13th 1949 - February 13th 1949

Programme for a performance by Pouishnoff at The Forum. Signed by Leff Pouishnoff.

Reference: L/F/489/C/2

Date: April 10th 1949 - April 10th 1949

Letter in German to be distributed to the States of Jersey, The Forum, West's Cinema, and the Opera House

Reference: L/F/54/C/F/1

Date: August 17th 1941 - August 17th 1941

Two Copies of a speech made at the Forum Cinema by General Major Schmettow, Commandant of the Channel Islands on the third anniversary of the Occupation of the Channel Islands

Reference: L/F/54/C/J/3

Date: July 1st 1943 - July 1st 1943

Photocopy of Ralph Mollet's Occupation Diary-Volume I. Events of the occupation covered in great detail-includes cuttings from newspapers and red cross letters [indexed]

Reference: M/28/1

Date: June 9th 1940 - January 30th 1941

Photocopy of Ralph Mollet's Occupation Diary-Volume II. Events of the occupation covered in great detail-includes cuttings from newspapers and red cross letters[indexed]

Reference: M/28/2

Date: February 1st 1941 - June 6th 1943

Photographic slide of the Forum cinema showing Hitler's birthday film

Reference: P/09/A/3418

Date: 1970 - 1990

Photograph of the Forum Cinema flying a swastika flag and showing the film 'Victory In The West'

Reference: P/39/A/3

Date: 1940 - 1945

VHS tape of 3 separate films: 1) Filmed by Michael Ginns in 8mm colour using a hand-held clockwork camera. Film shows the winter of 1967/68. Jersey Motor Transport double deckers at the Weighbridge, then Snow Hill Car Park, Forum Cinema, St Clement's Inner Road. Diversion to laying of main drains between Green Island and Le Hocq. Opening of the Tunnel under Fort Regent in 1970 Dredging of St Helier Harbour (c.1970) 2) Filmed by Mr Mundow in 8mm colour. (Film is all in whip pans) Film shows Victoria Avenue and cars. St Brelade's Bay. Quennevais Precinct, La Haule Hill, plane on slipway. Sand racing. Gorey. The Parade. St Ouen's Bay. Airport 1970's. St Helier Harbour. St Aubin. 3) Filmed by Keith Jackson in 8mm colour. Film shows Jersey Airport - behind the scenes. Includes BEA bus, Pionair, Controller John Appleby, Electronic equipment, BEA Pionair arriving G-ANEG. Control tower sequence. Traffic lights. BKS Dakota. Radar. ILS and Anson. Bristol Freighter (silver city) loading cars. Airport in snow with Rapide and Dakota. Visiting RAF Vampires. Fire trucks. St Peter's Barracks. Night approach. Signalling. Also shows an Air Rally (c.1958) showing aerial views of the airport and Corbiere lighthouse. This film is located in the Audio Visual Area of the Jersey Archive.

Reference: Q/05/A/90

Date: 1950 - 1970

Mrs Perkins talks about her experiences of the German occupation. Recording originally produced by the Channel Islands Educational Broadcasting Service. Original reference: Res 6. Aged 10 at the beginning of the occupation. Includes: earliest memories of the occupation; mother worked on a farm at Grouville, aunt at an estate agent's in Hill Street, which later became a second-hand shop; mother decided against evacuating; recalls the Islands being bombed, saw the bombers flying overhead; remembers German troops marching down the streets singing; notes the changes in ages of German troops as the war went on; accustomizing to the occupation, German lessons in schools, curfew etc; says that Germans used Jersey as a kind of holiday resort where troops were sent to recuperate between campaigns; shortage of money, making calenders and paintings etc to sell; using food substitutes and other shortages; the black market and bartering; amateur entertainments put on; concert parties put on by the Germans at the Forum, including propaganda films; effects of the deportations; arrival of slave workers, who were held in camps; helping escaped Russian prisoners (Mrs Perkins' mother and Aunt were both Russian), including Mikhail Krohin and George Koslov; Dr McKinstry, the Medical Officer of Health, helped many people by providing false ID cards etc; Mrs Perkins' mother and aunt being imprisoned around D-Day for being Russian-born; some people making large ammounts of money selling food; mentions the SS Vega; Liberation, feelings of gladness but also uncertainty for the future; remembers women who had fraternized with the Germans being victimized.

Reference: R/03/A/9

Date: 1971 - 1971

Personal View of Bill Perchard interview by Beth Lloyd. Talking about how the celebrations of Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society last week went, only a bunch of farmers-amazed it went so well-every did their job and there was no bickering and for the two days it was a grand reunion of country folk. The visitors didn't come and so the money wasn't great. Would change a few things if doing it again-would give out less free passes. Worth losing money on it because it did well for the agricultural and horticultural industry. Brought together the agricultural associations. Cattle show-exciting-more entries as usual. Sponsors for the shows-inter-parochial competitions-done 50 years ago-only one parish missing. Mr Cowdrey-the queen's manager and an australian-judging competition. Australian and New Zealand breeder comes to Jersey a lot. No thoughts about having an annual event-possibility of contributing if there was a carnival week with the Battle of Flowers. First Record-Judy Collins and Amazing Grace and his reasons for choosing his song. Went to church and sunday school as a child-had nowhere else to go-met girlfriends at church-social and religious life. Not born in Jersey-parents went to Canada for 6 or 7 years-came back to farm at St Saviour's. Remembers Canada-when he was 2½ years old, remembers meeting cattle for the first time. Always wanted to be a farmer-when he left school learned a trade-worked as a builder-eldest of 14 children. Horn Brothers-in Winchester Street for 10 years-worked as builders labourer-became an apprentice. Bought a motorbike at 17 and took his bosses daughter out and she is now his wife-went out for 6 years before they got married-got married when she was 22. When working for the firm didn't have to help on the farm. Then had dinner at his bosses house-living at Peacock Farm in Trinity. Second Record-Heykens Serenade. Got married at age of 24-felt like a long wait, his father in law bought a house in Victoria Street and they were allowed the top flat-after a year he wanted the country. He wanted to farm-La Chasse-decided to let the farm-father acted as guarantor-that was july-moved in at Christmas. Shock to Winn-who was a town girl-within a month she was looking after the farm. Had a thousand hens-Marion born 3 years later-then did more in the house and then got help in the house and helped outside. 1939-had a dozen animals-WW2 came-no exports-one good thing-had to supply an animal for slaughter-sent the worst cow-after a while had all nice ones in the stable-bought cows in order to provide them for the Germans. Had a decent herd by the end of the war-bought a cow called Keeper's Lass-built up on these during the war-after the war did well. Problem of occupation-fear-could have been deported-no direct orders-told civilian authorities-in trouble if didn't do as you were told. Always said yes and then tried it on afterwards. Spoke a lot of Jersey Norman French-if there were Germans within earshot didn't know what they were talking about-only one of his siblings that could speak Jersey french to his parents. When he first got back from Canada-went to a private school at Five Oaks-he was the only one who couldn't speak Jersey french-learnt it by being with the boys. Later in life-now all in English-thinks it is a dying language. Third Record-Edelweiss in the Sound of Music. Just celebrated his golden wedding anniversary-four children-Marion, Colin, Robin and Rosemary. Three of them interested in farming-Colin never liked the farm-disliked it from 5-didn't enjoy getting the cows in-didn't want the farm-wanted to go to university-went to Liverpool-gave him the money and invested it-graduated and went to work for the British Council-learned Spanish and went to Spain and then went to Uganda, Malawi and then came back to England, India-got married and ill having gone to Bangladesh, South Korea-set up a council. After 3 years went back to London and now is in Zimbabwe. Different from generations of farming in Jersey. After farming for 3 years-landlord said he was thinking of selling the farm-told Mr Whitel he couldn't afford it-put it up for auction-man from Rozel said he'd buy the farm and Mr Perchard could remain as tenant and he put in electricity. Two years later evacuated-came back in 1946-going to sell the farms-only had a small bit of money-bought the two farms for £1400 with rentes. Robin Perchard-interested in farming-used to help his father-natural farmer. Given up cattle and outside farming-Robin looks after it. Fourth Record-Gracie Fields. First got involved in the RJAHS at christmas 1934-49 years-back for the centenary-went to see the show-interested when he took the farm. After WW2-Carlyle Le Gallais suggested going on the council. Became a committee member for St Martin's Agricultural Society and got in to RJAHS. Went into the States-gave up RJAHS council member-when out of States became vice-president. Enjoyed the States work for 6 years but the second 6 years was hard-was becoming a full time job-good to go back to his farmer friends-became president 6 years ago-finishing at christmas. The society-more important than ever-decided not to import semen-have to handle it right. Danger from outside-don't want open market for cattle outside of island. Fifth Record-Harry Secombe-The Old Ragged Cross and the reason that he chose it. End of Side One. Personal View of Jurat Peter Baker, Constable of St Helier. Seeing himself as a St Helier man. His early days-spent time at the Jersey Swimming Club-had a lot of fun at Havre des Pas Swimming Pool. Outdoor child. Interest in boats-from his mother's side-from the Isles of Scilly. Didn't enjoy going to school-Victoria College-not happiest days of his life. Ambition-to get out and enjoy himself-thought he may be able to go to sea professionally-changed his mind. Went to London at 16-worked at Harrods. First Record-1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky. Whether he plays an instrument, listening to music. His family owned a shop in Queen Street-Frederick Baker and Sons Limited. Harrods ran a student scheme. Joined the armed forces during the second world war and became a major by the end of the war. Joined the Territorial Army whilst in London-went into France in 1939 with the British Expeditionary Force-saw service in Dunkirk, in Northern Ireland and then Africa, Sicily, Italy, South France, Greece and finished career in Palestine. Palestine furthest east he went. Enjoyed being a parachutist-big impact on him-development of spirit in an emergency. Left army and returned to Jersey after liberation. Jersey changed after occupation-exciting atmosphere. Settled down and joined the family business. Honour of being voted Constable of St Helier-always interested in the honorary system-good to put something back. Elected to Welfare Board and then Constable. Second Record-music from Dr Zhivago. Used to be a filmgoer but with television stopped going to the cinema. Cinemas after the war-West's, Forum and New Era at Georgetown. Went straight to Constable in St Helier-not unusual in St Helier-like to vote for businessmen in St Helier-different to country parish. Excess of £3 million in budget-more than all other parishes-being constable of St Helier like running a small business. Spends more time being the Constable of St Helier than running his business-more than a full time job. Family business-sold out, now where Queen's House stands. Family owned Noel & Porter's where British Home Stores now is-that was sold out. President of Chamber of Commerce for 5 years, St Helier Welfare Board, Secretary of Jersey Lifeboat. Lifeboat-secretary virtually runs the boat-doesn't go out on operations-used to launch the boat and call the crew. Now run by the Harbour Office. St Helier Welfare Board-major part of budget of St Helier parish-concerned with individuals-good system in place-some people very difficult to help. Meet as the St Helier Welfare Board once a month-has to decide what to do in difficult situations. Third Record-Oriental Trinidad Steel Band with Jamaica Farewell. Likes hot but not humid climates. Enjoys travelling-visits friends in America. Life as Constable-office as Constable unique-look to Constable to variety of things-Constable not as political as deputy or senator-other duties. No political ambitions beyond Constable of St Helier-would not stand as senator. States work, civic duties and the parochial duties such as welfare that takes up most of his time. Concern about violence in St Helier-believes it may be exaggerated. Relationship between States and Honorary Police good-system difficult but works well in island like Jersey. Important future for honorary police. Fourth Record-Evening Hymn and Last Post by the Royal Military School of Music. Used to sail but doesn't race anymore-good way to learn to sail. Enjoys people, good food and wine and life. His wife and he swims in the sea everyday-good start to the day in the winter-used to swim for the island and Victoria College but now bathes rather than swims-took part in the Jersey Swimarathon. Describes a typical day. Fifth Record-Peter Dawson with Friend of Mine. Is going to decide whether to carry on as Constable of St Helier

Reference: R/07/B/2

Date: 1982 - 1983

Jersey Evening Post Newspaper picture article : The Forum Cinema

Reference: US/1525

Date: October 16th 2020

Jersey Evening Post Newspaper picture article : Cinema in Jersey

Reference: US/1526

Date: October 10th 2020

JEP Newscutting - letter from Jeff le Caudey about demolished and non-demolished Jersey cinemas - 21/01/2011

Reference: US/759

Date: 2011 - 2011

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