Jersey Battle of Flowers Association: Financial Assistance, lodged by the Tourism Committee.

Reference: C/A618/1988/P141

Date: November 8th 1988 - November 8th 1988

Sound recording of Jack and Patricia Allaire speaking about the Occupation and the years after. They were interviewed on 15/02/2005 by Marleen Hacquoil for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr & Mrs Allaire talk about farm works, rations, food, the Red Cross parcels for children and adults, entertainment, clothes, school, electricity, collaboration, deportations and the prisonners of war during the Occupation. They also talk about Mr Allaire's family, farm work after the Occupation, cars, buses, tourism, radios, television, the Coronation and Royal Visits.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/1

Date: February 15th 2005

Sound recording of Ivy Ferey, née La Rondu, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 11/03/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Ferey speaks about seeing the soldiers on Liberation day, the crowds at La Pomme d'Or, the Jerrybags being punished, growing crops for the Germans troups, food supply from France, helping people who didn't have food, the Red Cross Parcels, the curfew, working for Deputy Pallot at Bel Royal, the clean up, exploring the bunkers, the rationing after Liberation, meeting her husband, the wedding preparation and reception, the ration books, their honeymoon in Guernsey, working on different farms, the community spirit, the shops, the tourism increase, the Battle of flowers, the tomatoes industry, the Royal visit, the International Road Race, the foot and mouth disease, the colorado beetle, the coronation, horse racing, cattle show, Jèrriais, cars, the Welsh and Bretons farms workers, the Social Security Law and the changes in the states policies after the war.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/30

Date: March 11th 2005

Sound recording of Michel Gould speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 07/02/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Gould speaks about the troups landing in town, cycling from Grouville, the school shutting down, the children looting, exploring the fortifications, the mines removal, getting the golf course back in shape, his father’s job as a manager at Boots, the coming of fresh products, the rationing after the Liberation, his time at Victoria College during the Occupation and the teachers, one of his teacher participating in the Olympics, being a part of the guard of honors during the Montgomery visit, going to work as a lawyer at Hillstreet, learning at distance, passing the bat, participating in a French exchange, helping out on farms during the Occupation, the weighbridge, tourism, traveling by cars, motocycles and bicycles, the Battle of Flowers, the Boots on Queen Roads, shops, watching the coronation on television, traveling to Southampton to see his family, the lawyers on royal courts and the day he was sworn in.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/32

Date: February 7th 2005

Sound recording of Bob Hambly speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 7/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Hambly speaks about the weeks leading up to the Liberation, unearthing his radio from beneath tobacco plants, school during the occupation, receiving the Red Cross parcels, the German's construction of a railway line, he describes the celebration on liberation day, going back to school after a few days off, the rationing, shopping after liberation, the clothes and shoes shortages, playing football and cricket, matches at the F.B. Fields, describes buildings that changed vocation during the occupation, the clean up of the beaches, the new shops opening, going to The Beaches on bicycles, cars used more frequently, the royal visit, the battle of the flowers, the increase in tourism, the international Road Race, the cinemas after the occupation, St Clements Parish Hall and St Clements Church, gypsies camping in St Clement after the war, radios, the Murratti cup, going on a school trip to Glasgow and the coronation.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/37

Date: October 7th 2004

Sound recording of Iris Le Feuvre speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 29/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Le Feuvre speaks about going to Royal Square on Liberation day, the joy in the air, the Germans leaving, people going to the Underground Hospital, the dances after Liberation, the Russian prisoners, shortages, preparing her wedding trousseau, going to London on her honeymoon and seeing the bombsites, comparing London to Jersey after the war, the Insular Insurance scheme, the foot and mouth disease, televisions, the Royal wedding, the evacuees and their return, the cattles, the vegetables crop, farm work and its mechanisation, working at La Masuriers, being the first woman constable, the political reform and the elections, various shops in town, the home deliveries of various products, the district nurses, the difference in her house between then and now, the increase in tourism, the battle of flowers and the fair, the official visits of the king and queen, of Prince Edward and of field Marshall Montgomery, The Muratti, motorbike racing and various houses and persons on the race track, horse show, cattle show, going to the beaches, cinemas, the West Park Pavilion, the arrival of the street lighting in St Lawrence, the death of the king and the coronation.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/48

Date: November 29th 2004

Sound recording of Eileen Lerche-Thomsen, née Civray, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 11/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Lerche-Thomsen speaks about the excitement leading up to liberation day, hearing the news on crystal set, hoisting a flag, her fathers job as an electrical engineer, the soldiers arriving in Jersey and the excitement, going to school during the occupation, going to the Jersey Girl College after the occupation and taking her exams there, her involvement with the Eisteddfod and later the Green Room club, the cinema, her father putting up wallpapers in her house, her strict methodist background, going to sunday school, the opening of the shops after the occupation, going to the pool, the visit of field Marshall Montgomery, the increase of tourism, the battle of flowers, the Bouley Bay hill climb, her grandparents before, after and during the occupation, trips to London, Stratford on Avon and Paris, working at Boots during the summer and the death of the King.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/59

Date: October 11th 2004

Sound recording of Fred Stoodley speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 09/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Stoodley speaks about not understanding what was different about Liberation, collecting german memorabilia, being allowed to go places he's never been, american and british soldiers, playing baseball, football and cricket, going to school and the differences with today, the influence of american and edwardian culture, talks about the fashion of the time, the introduction of jazz in Jersey, the jazz clubs, evading his parents curfew, band concert, the attitude of the police and pranks, his jobs at the harbour and at Huelin's, the new jobs during the potatoes and tomatoes season, the milk bar in Broad Street, the Muratti and the Jersey team, seeing a match of football on the television, school sports, the changes in St Helier in the 1960, Huelin's whistle, the fires after the liberation, his position in the communist party and the treatment of his leader, the controversy over the insular insurance tax, Jersey families, living in housing and the difference in attitude with today, shopping on tick, the forum cinema and the difference in seating for poor and rich people, the relashipship between childrens from different areas, various entertainment, fetes and the battle of floser, the royal visits, and the rivalry between Jersey and Guernsey.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/75

Date: November 9th 2004

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