Photographs of Mr Graeme Pitman, the first Jerseyman to be given a dog by the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, with his guide dog Chico.

Reference: L/A/75/A2/POR/35/1

Date: August 21st 1956 - August 21st 1956

Subject: Portraits

File number: 35

Page number: 1

Images of Graeme Pitman and his guide dog visiting a Bureau de Change on the island. These images were taken for Focus feautre. Jersey Evening Post

Reference: L/A/75/A3/5/3005

Date: February 7th 1980 - February 7th 1980

Photographer: Gary Grimshaw

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1980/3005.

Images of Graeme Pitman, Chief Administrative Officer of the Public Works Department, with his guide dog.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/5/5418

Date: September 30th 1980 - September 30th 1980

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1980/5418

Images of an exhibition of paintings recently purchased or acquired for the States art collection on display during a private showing at Barreau Art Gallery at La Société Jersiase's museum on Pier Road. Includes images of: the Lieutenant Governor Sir Peter Whiteley and States Chief Architect Maurice Boots examining an abstract piece [A-C]; guests at the exhibition including Deputy Philip Mourant, the Deputy Bailiff Peter Crill and Public Works Committee president Deputy Don Filleul [D-F]; some of the paintings on display [H, J]; and Lady Nancy Whiteley talking to Graeme Pitman of Public Works and Mrs Pitman [H-I]. A Jersey Lily by Sir John Everett Millais is amongst those paintings pictured in Images D and E [from JEP 29/04/1981 p 3].

Reference: L/A/75/A3/6/7346

Date: April 28th 1981 - April 28th 1981

Photographer: Glenn Rankine

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1981/7346.

Images of the new Chief Scout, Major-General Michael Walsh, arriving in Jersey for a three-day visit, coinciding with the 75th anniversary of Scouting. Pictured meeting General Walsh (centre) are, from the left, Assistant Island Commissioner Mr Peter Bastion, Island Commissioner Col. Bill Hall, local Scouts president Deputy Sir Martin Le Quesne, Deputy Island Commisioner Mr Rodney Ison, and executive committee chairman Mr Graham Pitman [image M] [from JEP 08/04/82 p.1]

Reference: L/A/75/A3/7/963

Date: April 8th 1982 - April 8th 1982

Photographer: Peter Mourant

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1982/963.

Images of Graeme Pitman, of the Public Works Department, and his guide dog Zanus [from JEP 12/02/1983 p. VII].

Reference: L/A/75/A3/8/270

Date: January 28th 1983 - January 28th 1983

Photographer: Barbara Pitman

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1983/270.

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-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 No 8-February 1977. Introduction by Gordon Young. Gardening Feature-talking with Les Le Vesconte of St John about growing tomatoes in greenhouses, when they're picked, how they're grown, changes in techniques, variety of tomatoes, conditions that they're kept in, cost of growing. Talk about vegetables that they are growing in the gardens. Nature Feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about crapauds-recording of their noise and story about their history and lives in Jersey. Cooking Feature-Margaret Jenkins giving recipes for baking cakes. Island Administrators-Beth Lloyd interviewing Graham Pitman-Chief Administrative Officer of the Public Works Department-part of the Dept of Public Building and Works-talks about how the department is made up, the decision making process, his position in the department, is also blind-talking about how he works within the department, how he got the job, how the job has become more difficult being blind and how he is taking over as the interviewer of the Island Administrator's series of recordings for Jersey Talking Magazine. Details given on cookery books in large print for the blind. Recordings of a party held by Jersey Talking Magazine for their readers including interviews with Mrs Ansell, Mrs Boucher, Mr Sinel and others about the party and the magazine. End of Part One. Part Two of the Island Walk through Town with Joan Stevens and Robin Cox-in the Parade having walked past Briggs and noted its demolition. Talks about the Old Prison at Charing Cross and prisons in the island, the effect of General Don, the water supplies in the town, the General Hospital building's development, the Parade-how it got its name, developments on the site from General Don's era to present day, Cannon Street, All Saint's Church, General Don's monument and his life, development in Old Street and archaeological discoveries about the areas going back to the 1200s, 15, Old Street-one of the houses visited by John Wesley and the state of buildings on Old Street, the Town Hall, the history of Hue Street nos 1, 3, 5 , 7, 9, 11-now the Post Horn Public House, Dumaresq Street and Little Pitt Street. Visit by Beth Lloyd to Orleans in France to find out about the manufacture of perfume by Christian Dior and the history and workings of the company. Humorous story by Gordon Young.

Reference: R/05/B/5

Date: January 31st 1977 - January 31st 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine-April 1977 [March not recorded]. Introduction by Gordon Young and explanation for the reason that there was no March edition. Gardening Feature-walking around the garden and looking at the various vegetables, fruit and flowers that have began sprouting in springtime and in the greenhouse. Nature Feature-Frances Le Sueur discussing the chiff-chaff with an example of its bird song. The history of medicine-a doctor discussing the early history of medicine and the Hippocratic Oath. Cooking Feature-Margaret Jenkins giving a recipe for the making of bread. Island Administrators-Graham Pitman interviewing the Constable of St Helier, Peter Baker-talks about the history and role of the constable, the administration over which he presides, the work of the office and his role in the States of Jersey. Gordon Young talks about Reg Grandin, his experience during the occupation and his writing of the book 'Smiling Through' followed by a reader Mrs Renouf singing the song 'Smiling Through'. End of Side One. Acting out of a German pilot going over the Channel Islands on the 30th June 1940-1st July 1940 on an air reconnaissance and landing at the Jersey Airport linking in to a poem by Reg Grandin read by June Gurdon. Beth Lloyd talking to 17 year old Sarah Patterson, daughter of novelist Harry Patterson, regarding a novel she wrote on the second world war. Talks about whether she always wanted to be a writer, her father's influence, her book about the second world war, the research for her book, her next project and moving to Jersey with her family. The Market in St Helier that was built thanks to a lottery. Di Weber looks around the market talking about the history of markets in Jersey, the building of the markets, the centrepiece of the market, the market during the occupation, the market in 1977, a tour of the market starting in Market Street with a description of the building, stalls and things being sold including flowers, fruit and vegetables, meat, talks to the butcher about his job, talks to Mr Farley about the shop Red Triangle and leaving by Hilgrove Street. Gordon Young tells a humorous story about the market.

Reference: R/05/B/6

Date: March 31st 1977 - March 31st 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine-May 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Nature, Gardening and Cooking Features with Frances Le Sueur, Chris and David and Margaret Jenkins-all talking about the use, growing, cooking and types of herbs. Island Administrators-Graham Pitman interviewing Senator Reg Jeune, President of the Education Committee about the responsibilities of the Education Committee, the differences between Jersey and the UK education committees, the problems for Jersey in the future, the problems of over crowding and the time that States work takes up. Eileen Le Sueur telling a humorous story of being caught for being drunk in charge in Jersey French. Gordon Young talking about the humorous story from the last edition. End of Side One. June Gurdon reading a poem by Reg Grandin about the queuing during the occupation. Interview with Molly Parker, a local artist who paints in the Chinese style. Talks about her art style, how she got into painting, different forms of Chinese art, being invited to display her art in an exhibition in Taiwan and she describes some of her painting and talks of her future plans. Di Weber visits HMS Jersey describing the ship, the activity on the ship. Talks to Mr Philips from Radio Lions about the outside broadcast that they're holding and the captain of the ship about the ship, her crew, the duties of the ship and a presentation of a bell to the ship by the island. Continues on the tour and talks to a sailor about the working of the ship, his time on the ship and his duties. Continues to describe the ship and talks to A V Tinning about the navigation and radar system on the ship and his duties. Talks about the gun on the ship, the view from St Helier Harbour, the flag, the quarter deck, the dinghies used to board other fishing vessels, the accommodation on the ship and the food. Gordon Young tells a humorous anecdote.

Reference: R/05/B/7

Date: April 30th 1977 - April 30th 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine-June 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Nature Feature-Frances Le Sueur talks about wild garlic and the cuckoo with its bird call. Interview by Gordon Young of the television naturalist David Bellamy talking about what drew him into botany, his interest in flowers and the conservation of animals and plants in the garden. Cooking Feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about what recipes you can make with cheese. Beth Lloyd talking to a doctor about the use of vitamin supplements. Island Administrators-Graham Pitman talking to John Lees of Controller of Social Security about the functions of the Social Security Department, the differences between Jersey and the UK, future developments in social security, how awareness is raised of the department's work to the public. Tim giving hints on bath aids for the blind and elderly. End of Side One. June Gurdon reading Reg Grandin's poem 'Little Treasured Joys'. Commander Cruisarr from Guernsey talking about the evolution of Talking Books for the blind. Beth Lloyd talking to Frank Walker, Managing Director of the Jersey Evening Post, about the moving of the newspaper offices from Bath Street to Five Oaks, the printing of the newspaper, going on a tour of the building with descriptions of each room and the printing process. Roy Fauvel tells the history of a gold snuff box recently presented to St Helier by Eric Young which was presented to Edward Nicolle, the Constable of St Helier in the 1820s, who was censured by the States after comments made but received the box as a vote of confidence from the parish. Gordon Young with a story about the muratti.

Reference: R/05/B/8

Date: May 31st 1977 - May 31st 1977

Jersey Talking Magazine-July 1977, Jubilee Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Children from Mont Cantel School talking about they think the queen does, Beth Lloyd reading a reply from the queen regarding the Jubilee Edition of the Jersey Talking Magazine. Island Administrators-Sir Frank Ereaut, the Bailiff, talking to Graeme Pitman about the island's loyalty to the crown, the history of the island's link to the crown and with a message to the readers. Feature finding out where members of the radio team were on Coronation Day twenty five years previously. Di Weber talks to Mrs Hibbs at the Glory and Majesty Flower Festival at Grouville Church which was held to celebrate the jubilee with a description of the flower arrangements and their significance within the church. Gordon Young talking about the beacon of bonfires set alight to celebrate the jubilee. End of Side One. Poem on the queen read out by a child. Experiencing the events of the jubilee celebrations at Howard Davis Park for the multi-denominational service celebrating the occasion with descriptions of the surroundings and the parade taking place, the equestrian events at the People's Park with horse and carriage displays put on by the Coach Drivers Association and the Multina Riding Centre, a tug of war competition, Richard Spears talking to Beth Lloyd about the yard of ale competition and a description of the firework display. Gordon Young finishing with a humorous story.

Reference: R/05/B/9

Date: June 30th 1977 - June 30th 1977

Personal View of Deputy Jean Le Maistre interviewed by Malcolm Gray. Was born in Millbrook at the maternity hospital and lived most of his life in St Ouen. He is called Jean and his brothers have French names-François and Edouard. His family took part in farming. Had a fortunate and happy childhood-had lots of space to play and a good community and family spirit. St Ouen has a strong community spirit but so do the other parishes. His father's life has been devoted to the recording of the Jersey language-was brought up speaking jèrriais. Went to school at the age of 5 not knowing a word of english. Jèrriais is a dying language-is a shame because it's part of our identity. There are parish variations of the language-have evolved over the centuries-the language is very rich. First Record-'Going Home' by The Shadows. Got involved in youth club work-was a member of a youth club at St George's Church. Moved on to help in youth clubs-became a youth leader in St Ouen at 17 and then moved to youth work in town at the Cellar Club in Hope Street-worked there for about 5 years-led on to his involvement in the Jersey Youth Movement-became statutory in 1973 and became its first chairman. The Jersey Youth Movement was the precursor to the Jersey Youth Service. At that point there was a lack of facilities. Got to know Cliff Richard through his church work-met him in 1969-came to his wedding. Met him in Israel in 1972 through his overseas aid work. Second Record-'Help it Along' by Cliff Richard. Religion has played a large part in his life-never considered becoming a minister but has always been involved in the church. Believes you should go to church to be a christian-you need to share your faith. Lay people are more involved in services now-he has taken part in some services but doesn't believe that is his role-was an almoner at St George's for 17 years. Second Record-Roy Castle with 'The Bread of Life'. Has travelled a great deal-had a prayer breakfast with Ronald Reagan in Washington. Has visited the Middle East especially Israel-Israel is a very enjoyable place-has organised trips to Israel-has been 14 or 15 times. Israel has had problems but he is quite happy to go because he feels safe. Third Record-'We Have Brought You Greetings'-a traditional jewish greeting song. Has been in the States of Jersey for 15 years-has enjoyed being in the States-wanted to get into the States to help with the youth service and agriculture. Agriculture has been in a difficult state-served on the Agriculture Committee for 6 years under Senator Binnington. Has been President of the Postal Committee and served on the Education Committee. Working in the States takes up a lot of time-your family have to be understanding. Is worried about the States members workload-has lodged a proposition to try and solve this. Wants to keep the honorary system but wants it to be easier for people to come forward and stand. Was born in St Ouen but has always represented St Helier as a deputy-has always worked in St Helier and has served No 3 District where he lived for 8 years. Has not thought about coming a senator at the moment. Fourth Record-Tune from a visiting African choir. Has been president of the Overseas Aid Committee for about 9 years-important to send money and good will. Loves Africa and the African people-they suffer difficulties not of their making-couldn't help but feel emotionally affected. Took the media on a trip in order to experience the conditions in Africa. Fifth Record-Born Free. End of Side One. Personal View of Deputy Jack Roche interviewed by Malcolm Gray in his garden and at Fort Regent. Was born in Jersey in 1924 in Providence Street. Had one brother and three sisters-lived in Charles Street for many years-had a brother Lewis who has passed away and three sisters called Ena, Mavis and Dorothy. His father died 6 months after he was born-was a financial struggle-his mother used to run a shop in Charles Street. Schooled at St Mark's at La Motte Street-one of the teachers was Deputy Arthur Carter. Left school at 14 and then about a year later they evacuated as war broke out. First Record-String of Pearls. His first job was at Bisson Cycle Shop which was then in Halkett Place-worked there for 12 months when the evacuation took place. Travelled as a family except his brother who had just started a business-mainly cargo boats took them across-the journey from Jersey to Weymouth took about 36 hours-it was a very difficult journey. They moved to Bury, went into some brand new houses and they were treated very kindly by the people of the north. Spent the rest of the work years in Bury-got into a reserved occupation-he joined the Air Training Corps and then the war ended. Six weeks after the island was liberated he came back home. Second Record-'A Man and a Woman'. Worked with his brother after liberation-was an electrician by trade but during the war he had invented a machine to process tobacco so he started to work on that. Once commercial cigarettes started coming into the island he was offered a job by W A Nichollas on Commercial Buildings-started work on 3rd February 1946-still with them-started as an office boy and is now the boss. Has become the Jersey Coal Distributors-used to store coal at Fort Regent-he is now the President of the Fort Regent Development Committee. His brother used to work from home in St Clement. The States of Jersey wanted Fort Regent back so a number of companied decided to build a coal store and from this they became one company. Met his wife Joan Norman at the office when he joined in 1946-they were married in 1950 and have one daughter Patricia and one granddaughter Rebecca. Decided to go into the States after getting rid of the business at Commercial Buildings-at first he spent a lot of time gardening. An opportunity came when Len Nightingale retired from the district and he and John Le Gallais, his next door neighbour, decided to stand and both got in. States work takes up enough time as members allow it-if you have spare time you can fill it in the States but if you work you can work it to fill your schedule. He sits on Finance and Economics Committee, the Prison Board, vice-President of the Housing Committee and President of the Fort Regent Development Committee. Is also a States appointed director of the Jersey New Waterworks Company and is chairman of the Joint Advisory Council. Has been vice-president of the Public Works Committee under Senator John Le Marquand Public Health Committee under Senator Gwyneth Huelin. Was Vice-President and then President of Jersey Telecoms, President of the Gambling Control Committee and Etats Civil. During his nearly 12 years he has sat on Agriculture and Fisheries, Tourism, Legislation, Establishment, Broadcasting, was a member of the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. Before joining the States sat on the Agricultural Loans Board. In 12 years he has sat on a number of committees-believes members should move around as much as possible in order to see the way the States run. People are invited onto a committee by the president but they can express a desire to go onto that committee. Believes that people who work in the States from businesses will be able to cope with the work and that employers should be sympathetic. Some people would be able to become a full time member of the States in the future. Believes in the honorary system-thinks it could be problematic if people give up their jobs and don't get elected and as a result get in financial difficulty. Third Record-The Waltz from Masquerade by Khachaturian. Jack Roche and Malcolm Gray go to Fort Regent and are greeted by Humphrey, the mascot of Fort Regent. Go into the Rotunda of the Fort-he has been President of the Fort Regent Development Committee for 4 years-appointed a new chief officer Graeme Pitman. Fort Regent has been renovated in the piazza and the funfair and now in the rotunda. Great shows have been put on in the piazza. Fort Regent is sports orientated. Some big names have performed in the Gloucester Hall. Used to use the parade ground as a coal store and he has now gone in a complete circle and finds himself as the president of the facility as a whole. People's attitudes have changed towards the centre-there are 18,000 members. Fourth Record-Shirley Bassey singing Goldfinger. When the rotunda is completed it will become a multi purpose hall for sport and entertainment. There is more than one level in the rotunda-the roof covers 3 acres in total. The cost of the refurbishment will be £1.8 million for the rotunda. Have recently had the 10 millionth visitor to Fort Regent. Fifth Record-Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture.

Reference: R/07/B/12

Date: 1987 - 1987

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