Sound recording of Edward de Gruchy speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 25/02/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr De Gruchy speaks about watching the Allied troops ariving in Jersey on liberation day which he describes as "the greatest day of our lives" when recounting the islanders feelings and sense of freedom following the liberation. He describes his working life in agriculture in which he looked after cattle and grew various crops and describes how island life was affected and how long it took to return to normal following the end of the war.This included the exporting and importing of goods. He also remebers the process of growing the crops and how this was eventually mechanised along with cattle shows returning post war such as the one in Trinity where he recounts winning a prize. With regards to his spare time Mr De Gruchy descibes his involvement with the church, youth work and hosting guests at his home. Morover, he describes becoming a local preacher in 1944 for which he worked until 1990 in which he recounts various events that were organised for the Methodist Church. Moreover, he describes Trinity post war along with various commuity events that took place in the parish. As a farmer he remebers examples of Foot and Mouth disease and the impact this had on agriculture as well as the colorado beetles. He then recounts the formation of the Jersey Milk Marketing Board which impacted his work and also talks about tourismin Jersey post war. Similarly, he describes various holidays both to Guernsey and to England following the war along with the return of The Battle of Flowers.He also recounts his memories of the International Road Race and various visits from the Royal Family one of which involved him being presented by Prince Charles at the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation. Mr De Gruchy goes on to describe his memories of the death of King George VI of whom he had attended his corronation. Similarly he concludes by remebering the corronation in 1953 for Elizabeth II.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/24

Date: February 25th 2005

Admission Register

Reference: D/AN/B1/18

Date: January 1st 1895 - December 31st 1895

General Hospital Admission Register - Entries for hospital patients and inmates with surnames beginning with the letter G

Reference: D/AN/B1/18/G

Date: January 1st 1895 - December 31st 1895

Admission Registers for Brighton Road School. Includes: name, address, name of parent/guardian, last school, date of birth, cause of leaving. View attached PDF for entries

Reference: D/J/02/B1/1A

Date: January 31st 1910 - September 20th 1920

Volume of Annual Returns from individual island schools. The names of theattending children are recorded along with attendance summaries, inspectors reports, accounts, examination results and the names of teachers and pupil teachers. This volume has been indexed by name of person mentioned. The volume can be viewed at the Archive to access extra detail.

Reference: D/J/A/14

Date: 1889 - 1889

Volume of Annual Returns from individual island schools. The names of the attending children are recorded along with attendance summaries, inspectors reports, accounts, examination results and the names of teachers and pupil teachers. This volume has been indexed by name of person mentioned. The volume can be viewed at the Archive to access extra detail.

Reference: D/J/A/15

Date: 1889 - 1890

Volume of Annual Returns from individual island schools. The names of theattending children are recorded along with attendance summaries, inspectors reports, accounts, examination results and the names of teachers and pupil teachers. This volume has been indexed by name of person mentioned. The volume can be viewed at the Archive to access extra detail.

Reference: D/J/A/16

Date: 1891 - 1891

Photocopy of Trinity School Log Books, files 2 and 3. These files record the daily events at the school and has been indexed by name of the person mentioned. The index created by volunteers has been attached as a PDF so that you can see the page numbers the person is mentioned on. The volume has not been digitised to date so you will need to contact the Archive to obtain copies of the relevant pages.

Reference: D/J/N35/A/2

Date: March 17th 1926 - December 23rd 1936

Index to Causes Criminelles Register. The names from this index have been transcribed and a PDF file of entries for surnames listed in the G Index can be consulted here. To date the volumes with details of individual cases, reference D/Y/N4, can be viewed at the Archive in person or by emailing the Archive for a photocopy

Reference: D/Y/N5/3/G

Date: January 1st 1885 - December 31st 1905

Almorah Cemetery, St Helier Burial Register. Entry for Edward son of Charles DE GRUCHY Jnr died the 23 November 1870 age of 5 months buried the 25 November 1870. Minister officiating the Rev. Mon. Despres plot 25/15/U

Reference: F/D/X3/1/1681

Date: November 25th 1870

Police Incident Book of St Saviour - entry for Harold Le Gresley, 14, Edward de Gruchy, 14, Charles Stone, William Whately, 14, George Whately, 12, Percy Scrivens, Ernest Tank, William Godel, Raymond Cabot, James Hunt and Bertie Rogers, 12, for stealing

Reference: F/L/G3/3/171

Date: August 23rd 1898

Photograph taken on the 11 of June 1984 to commemorate the stationing of the first Methodist Minister in the Channel Islands, taken outside Six Roads Methodist Church, the second oldest Methodist Church in Jersey. Also included is a note giving the names of all the preachers in the photograph [Copyright Jersey Evening Post]

Reference: J/C/BT/72

Date: June 11th 1984 - June 11th 1984

Plan and directory of services held in the Wesley Grove Circuit, includes times of services and names of ministers July to September 1950 [Annotated with the name Ed de Gruchy]

Reference: J/C/F/B/16

Date: 1950 - 1950

Printed Medical Reports Médecine-Inspecteur Des Etats 1895 includes a list of names and addresses of individuals who have been treated for epidemic deseases including Typhoid and Diptheria [where a full name has been given the name has been included]

Reference: L/F/114/A1/3

Date: 1895 - 1895

JEP Newscutting: Discussion with Methodists on island methodism in the past

Reference: US/1087

Date: 2003 - 2003
14 June 2003

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