Jersey Talking Magazine No 4-October 1976. Beth Lloyd taking over as editor and producer-talks about moving to the island, working for the BBC, changing the format of the magazine, Gordon Young becoming regular presenter. Gordon Young interviewed about how he got into television. Gardening feature-talking and giving advice on planting bulbs, cabbages, broad beans, different flowers, the growing of fruit, chestnuts, the collection of seaweed for the vegetables. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins presenting-gives tips on uses of cream. Island administrators-interview Island Magistrate-Judge Lawrie Wilde-talks of the difference between UK and Jersey magistrates-acts as prosecution barrister, legal system compromise between English and French system of law, the cases he trys-in the police, petty debts and juvenile courts, is it a depressing job working with criminals-no because a lot of the people aren't guilty. Tips section on lenses, using the telephone for those with poor eyesight. End of Side One. Above the northern outskirts of St Helier stood the St Louis Observatory which was part of the estate of Maison St Louis which incorporated Highlands College and the old Imperial Hotel-now known as the Hotel de France-1886 Jesuits established teaching college-observatory constructed in 1894 with the tower-housed the Jesuits Meteorological Instruments-taken down in 1929 as it was considered unsafe. St Louis Observatory now run by Pere Ray-between 1917-21 a student at the college. Honoured by the french government for his work during the occupation and in education he is a leading expert in the study of seismology-the study of earthquakes. Reverend Peter Manton went to see him and asked him when the island's only seismograph was installed-30th June 1936, strongest and numbers of earthquakes recorded, interpretation of seismographs, how work going to continue after, under head of Met Office, need for continuity, gap in seismology in 1921-father died, goes from 1894, highest and lowest temperatures recorded at the tower, wettest year, earthquake recorder-purpose to study local earthquakes, talks about some of the earthquakes, tour of the observatory to look at the seismograph-explanation of how the seismograph works, Pere Ray during the occupation-at Maison St Louis carried on the meteorological work and allowed to keep the radio, fought to keep going, made crystal radio sets-describes process. Gordon Young tells of how he had been the target for a knife thrower for television a couple of years previously.

Reference: R/05/B/1

Date: October 15th 1976 - October 15th 1976

Jersey Talking Magazine-August 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about crickets with noise. Health feature-Beth Lloyd speaking to the doctor about healthy foods and cholesterol levels. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about recipes for sausages. Island Administrators-Graeme Pitman interviewing Sir Frank Ereaut, the Bailiff regarding the history of the role of Bailiff in the island, his roles within the island, the changing role of the bailiff, the relationship between the Bailiff and the Jurats in the Royal Court and the court system and the appointment of the bailiff. Gardening feature-from Jack Douglas and Alf Ippititimus regarding beans and honey. End of Side One. Poem on the occupation by Reg Grandin. Feature by Di Weber on The Willows, a day care centre built in the grounds of The Limes, which had recently opened its doors and interviewed Miss Fairwell, a chief volunteer about the day care centre and interviews with the residents about the centre including Mrs Balleine, Mr Tallon, Mrs Guegan, and volunteers at the centre including Miss Norman and the cook talking about the food served and Mrs Trevor, the lady in charge for the day talking about the centre. Story in a Devonian accent about Widdecombe Fair. The organiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind for the Western District, David Haydn-Thomas, interviewed about smells in the garden, gardening and gardens by the blind, formation of local radio, the treatment of the blind, the Guide Dogs for the Blind organisation and the Talking Book. Gordon Young ends with a humorous story.

Reference: R/05/B/10

Date: July 31st 1977 - July 31st 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine-September 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Pharmacy feature-Molly Perchard-talking about the history of pharmacy. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about the use of spices. Gardening feature-Jack Douglas and Alf Ippititimus giving hints on fig trees and summer colds. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about eating seaweed, using vraic as fertilizers and different kinds of seaweed. Island Administrators-Graeme Pitman interviewing Senator Bill Morvan, Head of the Harbours and Airport Committee about the attractions of the job, the challenges faced by the committee at the airport and harbour, the Jersey Airport as a trading area-self-sufficiency from the tax payer, what happens with the profit from the Airport, the new marina being built, where the money is coming from, charges and the price of air fares. Hint for the blind from Jim Lamy about the use of the telephone. Gordon Young ends the side with a humorous story. End of Side One. Reading from a poem by Reg Grandin on the occupation. Interview with Alan Whicker about his reasons for getting into journalism, his career, getting into television and travel broadcasts, becoming famous, his interviewing style, people he has interviewed, evocative smells, tastes and sounds he has experienced, his interest in the flora and fauna of Jersey and his choice to live in Jersey. Eileen Le Sueur telling a humorous Jersey story in Jersey French.

Reference: R/05/B/11

Date: August 31st 1977 - August 31st 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine-October 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young.

Reference: R/05/B/12

Date: September 30th 1977 - September 30th 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine-November 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Pharmacy feature-Molly Perchard talking about cure and medicines for winter ailments. Gardening feature-Chris and David talking about flowers and vegetables and insect pests over the previous year. Poem about gardening. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about pickles, chutneys and sauces. Island Administrators-Graeme Pitman interviewing Senator John Riley, President of the Defence Committee about the functions of the Defence Committee, the responsibility for the police force and fire service, motor traffic and vehicles and the Immigration and Nationality Department. Tim with hints for the blind on warm gloves and the Braille Radio Times. End of Side One. Feature about the history of Victoria College on its 125th anniversary with Beth Lloyd and Di Weber. College choir singing the College Carmen. Derek Cotterill, the Head of Junior School at Victoria College talks about where the idea of a college in Jersey came from, the need and building of a college, the history of the school, headmasters, royal visits, effects of the german occupation on the school. Mr Devenport, headmaster, talking about his job at Victoria College, development at the school and the school as a public school. Frank Lewis, caretaker, talking about his 35 years at Victoria College, the occupation and changes with the pupils. Head boy Sacha Campbell talks about his duties. Robert Tilling, Head of Art, talking about Art in the College. Sacha Campbell talks about sport in the school including football, cricket, squash. A pupil talking about the Victorian magazine. Sacha Campbell talks about boarders at Victoria College House. A tour around Victoria College with descriptions of the buildings and the floral displays, produced by the Jersey Flower Club to decorate Victoria College for the anniversary, by June. Gordon Young tells a humorous story.

Reference: R/05/B/13

Date: October 31st 1977 - October 31st 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine-December 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about owls including examples of their noise. Medical feature-Beth Lloyd talking to a doctor about keeping warm in winter. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about steaming. Island Administrators-Graeme Pitman interviewing Senator Bernard Binnington, President of the Agriculture and Fisheries Committee about the responsibilities of his committee, administration of the States Farm at the Howard Davis Farm and the work that goes on there, things that he think may change in the industry in the future, the involvement of the committee in fisheries, the possibility of taking over responsibility for food stocks, how long he has been president and been in the States. Mike Le Cocq talking about hints for gardening for blind people. End of Side One. Child reading a poem about winter. In July Andrew Millar who is blind, PRO of Talking Newspaper, a physiotherapist and a guide around Colchester and Marjorie Norton visited Buckingham Palace for a garden party and talks about their experience, meeting the Queen and Prince Philip. Norah Bryant, a picture restorer, being interviewed by Beth Lloyd about picture restoration, the process of restoration and cleaning, the implications of having a picture restored and examples of work. Interview by Philip Gurdon of Joe Rechka, a pilot, who talks about his early life just after the Germans had invaded Czechoslovakia, travelling from Poland to Calais and then Paris, joining the French Foreign Legion and training for war, defending railway stations over the Maginot Line, the Allies losing the war and moving to Liverpool, joining the British Fighter Squadron, ferrying planes, flying over Malta, returning to Czechoslovakia after the war and escaping to the UK to escape the regime.

Reference: R/05/B/14

Date: November 30th 1977 - November 30th 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine-February 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about whales after a sperm whale was washed up in november at Bouley Bay. Crime feature-Detective Constable Tony Knowlton, Crime Prevention Officer talking about his job and how to look after your property. Pharmacy feature-Molly Perchard talking about herbal remedies. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about various recipes from christmas. Tips for the blind in looking after pets. June reading from Eyes at My Feet, a true story, by Jessie Hickford, a blind woman with a guide dog. End of Side One. Di Weber being shown around St Aubin by Robin Cox and talks about the Church of the Sacred Heart and the anchor outside, Victoria Road, the history of St Brelade's Parish Hall and the railway, back of the Methodist Chapel on the bulwarks, Le Quai Bisson, work on de Bourcier's Baker Shops and Ovens to restore it, date stones on the houses, the houses and how they have been developed, Mr Derner's boat yard with an inscription above for John Leigh, outside Elliston House looking at the St Aubin Harbour and how it was built, the Royal Channel Islands Yacht Club on Le Boulevard, adaptations German's made during the occupation, the old St Aubin market now a bank, Mont Les Vaux, Raindrop Mill, St Aubin's Institute, St Aubin On the Hill (St Aubin's Church), the harbour pump, Sacred Heart School, formerly known as the Thomas Julian Bray Jubilee Hall, St Aubin's Hospital for the Sick and Aged, Hamon Memorial Hall which used to be an independent chapel, School Road on what was General Don's main road to St Peter, the Railway Walk with the four mile stone from the Royal Square, a railway quarry with a beginning of a german tunnel and St Aubin's Railway Tunnel with description of the tunnel. Humorous story from Gordon Young and an offer to have questions asked from the readers to politicians.

Reference: R/05/B/16

Date: January 31st 1978 - January 31st 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-March 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about cooking with fruit. Crime feature-Detective Constable Tony Knowlton, Crime Prevention Officer talking about protection from visitors to the house including various locks. Pharmacy feature-second part of Molly Perchard talking about herbal remedies. Myths and Legends Feature-Roy Fauvel talking about a farmer who found his cows were getting weaker, suspecting sorcery he eventually hid himself to discover what was happening, a big black dog came in which he shot, his neighbour who he had a disagreement with had his arm in a sling the following day and the farmers cows recovered. Deputy, Sir Robert Marrett interviewed about the Policy Advisory Committee and its five year review, building and builders in the island, immigration control, changing the five year reviews to an annual review, the civil service, bringing in outside experts as consultants and banks coming into the island. June reading the second part of Eyes at My Feet, a true story, by Jessie Hickford a blind woman with a guide dog. End of Side One. Joan Stevens looking at old houses, descriptions and date stones in St Mary including L'Anciennette, Les Colombiers and its reconstruction-held by the Pipon, Dumaresq and Arthur families, Elms Farm-de Gruchy property, the older name is La Mare-now wine is made there, Le Marais-group of houses-John Wesley preached at the house and owned by Jurat John Le Couteur, Perry Farm-name coming from the pears built and has an archway and Tourelle staircase, used to belong to the Hue family, La Sergenté-old staircase-owned by Edward Renault and later a gun smith called Sorsoleil and The Elms-probably had a chapel, built in 1774 by Amice Balleine and Marie Le Hardy. Di Weber interviewing Robin Routley, a Jerseyman who works in Hong Kong, talking about his job importing and exporting goods to the USA and life in Hong Kong. Jim L'Amy telling a humorous story.

Reference: R/05/B/17

Date: February 28th 1978 - February 28th 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-April 1978 Edition.

Reference: R/05/B/18

Date: March 31st 1978 - March 31st 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-May 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young including a humorous poem by Gordon Thomas. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about cooking for one person. Myths and legends feature-Roy Fauvel telling a ghost story of a woman who had a spell cast on her by her neighbour and went to a witch to help. Tour with Joan Stevens in Grouville-only parish without the name of a saint, looking at the derivation of the name Grouville, Grouville Parish Church, Grouville's connection with the Battle of Jersey-memorial to soldiers, Icho and Seymour Towers, windmill-Le Moulin de Beauvoir, the three watermills in Queen's Valley, interesting coins found in Grouville-Le Catillon hoard found in 1950s-old Brittany coins, Grouville Common-horse racing took place there, golf courses, natural history-a wetland area, La Hougue Bie-Neolithic tomb and museums. Interview with Edgar Fryatt, a blind reader of the Colchester Talking News introduced by Marjorie Norton, an interviewer, talking about not having a guide dog, his blindness, talks to societies and schools about blindness and funny stories about being blind. June reading from Eyes at My Feet, a true story, by Jessie Hickford a blind woman with a guide dog. End of Side One. Beth Lloyd talking to Raymond Falla, adviser of the television series 'Enemy at the Door', a series about Guernsey during the occupation and a member of the Controlling Committee of the States of Guernsey throughout the occupation about his work on the Controlling Committee during the occupation and his work on Agriculture and Horticulture making sure that enough food was available to keep the island going, reorganising the cropping system in the glass houses and outside, rationing, the Purchasing Commission in France buying food for the population with Jean Louis Jouault of Jersey, items they bought, life in France, the freedom of movement to travel across France, being mistaken for Hitler, the resistance movement in France, effects of war on him, his views on the drama series 'Enemy at the Door', the portrayal of German soldiers in the series, resistance in the islands, stealing of food, difficulties of keeping law in islands and the government. Norah Bryan talking to Dr Hugh Thurston about water and springs of water in Europe, where the springs in the Channel Islands come from, springs running off the Pyrenees into different countries and the state of water in the Channel Islands. Gordon Young finishing off with a joke.

Reference: R/05/B/19

Date: April 30th 1978 - April 30th 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine No 5-November 1976. Introduction by Gordon Young talking about the weather. Gardening feature-looking at the seed catalogues-beans, carrots, onions and flowers. Nature-Frances Le Sueur-interested in flora and fauna-talks about the drought-affect on the birds in St Ouen's Pond, rain after the summer-result the pond has filled up again. Movement of birds from Northern Europe southwards for the winter-rarity of an appearance of a honey buzzard excavating a wasp's nest in Fern Valley [?St Mary], asking for advice of what to mention in this regular column. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins giving tips on cooking with eggs. Buying a house-housing problem-Ralph Robbins-island's Housing Officer-main function of housing-allocation of housing stock and provide additional homes, waiting list for houses, programme for house building, wealthy immigrants living in Jersey-value to the island and numbers coming in, people coming in-how classified as essentially employed. Tips for blind people in picking up small metal items, using a nail gun, Braille handbook on the transfer to metric measurements. End of Part One. June Gurdon in Sark talks about the size and history of the island including the arrival of the Seigneur of St Ouen, Helier de Carteret, with his family and tenants in 1565 and agreeing to QE I to keep Sark continuously inhabited by 40 men to defend the island, within 7 years a thriving community had been established, Sark became the property of the Le Pellé family and later Sybil Hathaway-La Dame who became an iconic figure. Concerned with education and health and during the occupation stayed in the island. In 1965 she was awarded the Order of Dame of the British Empire. Talks of changes in the island. Michael Beaumont, current Seigneur of Sark, talks about his life, the length of time he had been Seigneur, the finance, legal and government systems of the island and his seigneural rights. Helen Gibson, teacher at the secondary school in Sark talks about the young of the island, teaching in Sark, the education system and the curriculum. Talks to some young people concerning their lives, future plans in the island, job prospects and the building industry in the island. Talks about the countryside and nature of the island including their experience of catching a chancre crab, describing the beauty of the island, looking out from Sark over the sea and at the other Channel Islands and France. Cottages that the Gurdon's stayed in were run by Miss Allen and Miss Webb-Miss Allen and Miss Webb talks about coming to the island, island life, differences between running hotel in Sark and England and Sark's marine life.

Reference: R/05/B/2

Date: November 12th 1976 - November 12th 1976

Jersey Talking Magazine-June 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about making food for one. Myths and legends feature-Roy Fauvel talking of a ghost of a girl who committed suicide on her wedding day at China Quarries, St Lawrence. Health feature-Beth Lloyd talking about stomach problems to the doctor. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about white throats in Jersey and playing their birdsong. Tips for the blind from Robin on sewing seeds in the garden. June Gurdon reading from Eyes at My Feet, a true story, by Jessie Hickford who is blind and has a guide dog. End of Side One. Feature on open gardens in Jersey-Norah Bryan went to a garden in Le Val, St Brelade to be shown around by its owner-Sir Colin Anderson-he talks about the house and its garden, the work he's done in the garden, a detailed description of the garden, its flowers, plants and its position. Interview with Heather Dupré, a Jersey pianist, talking about her reasons for playing the piano, learning the instrument, playing the harpsichord, electronic instruments, writing music, modern music, composers, her future career and an extract of her playing the piano. Mike Le Cocq talking to Alan Hodgkinson-a gemmologist talking about diamonds. Gordon Young finishing off with a joke.

Reference: R/05/B/20

Date: May 31st 1978 - May 31st 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-July 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Gadgets for the blind feature with Tim including barometers, sound beacon and liquid level indicator. Local stories feature-Roy Fauvel talking about vraic, its uses, the history of its collecting, the variants of vraic, seasons for vraic. Joan Stevens talking about St Brelade including St Brelade's Church, the saint of the parish, Fisherman's Chapel-stained glass designed by HT Bosdet, the perquage, the bells in St Brelade, Beauport, La Moie Quarries, Les Quennevais, La Corbiere and the lighthouse, Portelet Bay-story of Captain Philip Janvrin and Janvrin's tomb, martello towers at Ouaisne and St Brelade's Bay and Noirmont Point-history and german fortifications. Robin with tips for the blind about mowing the lawn. Mike Le Cocq's interview with David Haydn-Thomas talking about guide dogs for the blind. June Gurdon talking to Jessie Hickford, the author of the book about guide dogs that had been serialised on the magazine for the previous few months, 'Eyes at My Feet'. End of Side One. Mike Le Cocq interview with Peters and Lee-Lennie Peters talking about being blind, Diane Lee talking about her singing and talking about their future. Actor and performer, David Kossoff talking about his career, his life, his time on the stage, his writing work, his adaption of bible stories, the death of his son from drugs and his plans for the future.

Reference: R/05/B/21

Date: June 30th 1978 - June 30th 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-August 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about salads. Local stories feature-Roy Fauvel talking about the custom of the clameur de haro and the history behind it. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about nightingales including examples of birdsong. Jèrriais feature-Eileen Le Sueur telling a story in Jersey french about how she took her cow to the show. Edgar Fryat reading from Braille a piece about a concert pianist. Ernie Benham, an english reader, telling a humorous story about lawn mowing. End of Side One. Phil Gurdon talking to Jack Herbert about aviation in Jersey before they built the airport, flying from the beach, different airlines that flew to the island, the creation of the Jersey Airways service, the problems with landing on the beach, the weather reports for the aeroplanes, fares and looking for places to build the airport. Humorous story about lawn mowing from Gordon Young. Norah Bryan talking to Lady Guthrie about the gardens at the zoo. Mark, 6½, reading a poem.

Reference: R/05/B/22

Date: July 31st 1978 - July 31st 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-Battle of Flowers Special Edition with the Radio Lions and the Jersey Talking News/Magazine teams. Gordon Young watching and describing the floats being prepared the night before the battle and talking to people preparing their floats including Beeches' Old Boys Association President Norman Parslow, Peter Blake, Ronald Crane, David Binnington, Susanne Le Quesne with the Green Room Club float, Save the Whale, St John and St Martin's floats described, First Tower School of Dance-paper flower float. David and Chris commentating on the battle of flowers parade, the arrival of the VIPs, the start of the battle with Miss & Mr Battle-June Wilson and Sacha Diestel, description of the parade and floats, talks to Miss Junior Battle of Flowers-Diane, Norah Bryan, winner of the prix d'honneur-St Clement's parish float, people in the audience commenting on the battle. End of Side One. Feature on the finance industry in Jersey-review of where the island is going. Three articles read from the Jersey Evening Post's finance supplement entitled 'Finance in Jersey'-'The Intricacies of the Offshore Fund Market', 'Facts behind the boom in companies' and 'The Future of the Industry'.

Reference: R/05/B/23

Date: July 31st 1978 - July 31st 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-November Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Phil and June Gurdon recording on the Solidor car ferry going to St Malo in France for their holiday including driving on to the ferry, having passports checked, parking the car, going up to the passenger areas, out on deck and describing the harbour. Health feature-Ian Caldwell, a skin specialist, talking about hair and balding. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins giving recipes for chutneys and pickles. Geoffrey Smith talking about hobbies for blind people. End of Side One. Beth Lloyd spending a day with a vet listening to him arranging his day over the radio, talking about the animals studied when qualifying, animals that he treats, the first call-treating a calf for worms, treating a cow for a leg injury, talking about the temperament of cows, cruelty on animals, treating a dog for an abscess, talking about the place of animals in modern society, treating a cat for eczema, treating a cow after it had given birth and an explanation of the treatment, seeing a cow with an infected teat, afternoon surgery, talking about the vaccine for cat flu, anaesthetic for dogs and cats, examining a sick dog and putting him down, talking about putting pets down, why he enjoys his job and whether his patients appreciate him.

Reference: R/05/B/25

Date: October 31st 1978 - October 31st 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-December Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Pat Dubras acting a piece from the Senior Acting Class from the Jersey Eisteddfod for which she won the section spoon for the highest mark in the whole Drama Section. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins giving recipes for mushroom paté and sweet milk pudding. Myths and legends feature-Roy Fauvel talking about a ghostly vision. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about herbs. Health feature-Dr Ian Caldwell, a skin specialist, talking about using cosmetics. Tips for the blind from the BBC read by Phil Gurdon including tips on booking holidays for the blind and lighting. End of Side One. Chris and David at a fete for the Guide Dogs for the Blind at Len Pipon's Farm-Oakland-just behind St Lawrence Church looking at the working of the farm, threshing being described, Mr Syvret, Chairman of Guide Dogs for the Blind, talking about the day, talking to the ladies who make Jersey conger soup and bean crock, ladies wearing traditional Jersey sun bonnets, describing engines, tractors, wagons and coaches, basket making demonstration by A P Laurens, Mrs de Gruchy talking about making Jersey wonders and making bread. Gordon Young telling a story.

Reference: R/05/B/26

Date: November 30th 1978 - November 30th 1978

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