Compilation of five separate sound recordings concerning tradtional Jersey customs. All share the same narrator except 4. Both narrators are unidentified. 1. Clameur de Haro. Includes: linguistic and historical origins; effects (similar to an injunction); examples of modern use including a case involving a tree felling at Royal Crescent. 2. Jersey Patois. Includes: origins of Jérriais in popular Latin and Norman French; changes in language including replacement by English; differences between French and Jérriais and the evolution of the two languages. 3. Perquage. Includes: remaining perquage path from Sandy Brook to Beaumont; origins - sanctuary and exile of criminals; origin of word in 'perche' - old French unit of measurement. 4. Cabbage Walking Sticks. Includes: planting of cabbages; 'wintergreens' (shoots of cabbage plants); uniqueness of Jersey Cabbages, possibly because of the soil or climate; describes method of making walking sticks; narrator has been making walking sticks for 12 - 14 years; talks about his work, also makes cabinets and does wood turning; mentions kinds of wood and tools used; loves his work. 5. Sabots. Includes: description of sabots (traditional wooden shoes/clogs); mentions Philip Le Gresley, master craftsman, and his son, who makes them in his workshop at L'Etacq (Philip Le Gresley also restored the carved interior at St Ouen's manor after the German occupation); sabots mainly exported to France; machinery and wood used; usually bought by farmers as they are more convenient than wellingtons and warm in winter; describes how they are made.

Reference: R/03/A/19

Date: 1970 - 1970

Marleen Hacquoil interviews Mrs Binda Dubras, née Blampied, aged 91, about her life [listening copy - recorded from reel-to-reel audio tape onto CD-R]. Side 1 [green leader, left track] includes: Born on island, at 1, Belevedere Terrace; 1 brother and 1 sister; her maternal grandfather came from Kent, was in the army and stationed at Elizabeth Castle - when he retired he had a chemist's shop at Beaumont, and made his own eau de cologne; her was father born in Nova Scotia, his family were chandlers, they came back to Jersey on sailing boat the 'Patrus'; the family moved into Oxford Villa, Oxford Road to be near St Mark's school when she was aged 3 or 4; memories of school life - school day started with prayers/hymn, girls school only, subjects studied; had private music lessons after leaving school; during the First World War her father sold margarine and she worked in his shop - that is where she met her husband; sister went to convent school at St Lawrence; had lessons in French; stayed at a farm, lived as a farm hand; life at home, helped around the house, no electricity; mother made own clothing; didn't feel anxious feeling to be in fashion or in style - couldn't afford it anyway; newspapers were scarce; memories of first books read; people didn't really go out anywhere; worked for father until she got married; also worked as receptionist at Halkett Hotel; never had disposable income; married at 23; made 4 sets of clothing, as well as linen; memories of wedding day; left for France the same day; stayed in Paris 3 weeks, buying furniture to be sent back to Jersey. Side 2 [red leader, left track] includes: more about buying furniture in Paris; didn't have friends back to the house very much; as a young girl was a tomboy, was one of the first to go into the dolmen at La Hougue Bie when it was discovered, also a cave in the north of the island; 3 or 4 famlies went on picnics together for recreation; in winter went caving all along the South coast; enjoyed swimming, describes bathing costumes of the times; sand boating; was given diploma by the Humane Society for saving the lives of 5 people off the Pinnacle Rock - tells the story; husband joined the French army on the outbreak of World War One as he was the first born son of a Frenchman; stories of her husband's activities during World War Two; they had a business selling perfume and doing ladies and gents hairdressing; carried on during the occupation; memories of events that took place during the war years; got in trouble with the German Authorites for refusing to pay a fine for showing a light at night, husband had to go to college house to pay - she feared that he would be taken off to a camp; memories of Mrs Gaudin of Beaumont, an old lady who never went into town her whole life; it was very rare for people from the country to come into town; memories of the Jersey railway. Side 3 [green leader] includes: first ride in car and on a motorbike; stories about driving and cars; not many women drivers of cars or horse drawn vehicles. Duration 75 minutes. Recorded 30/05/1991. Tape speed 3 3/4 ips. Poor sound quality. NB Please note that Side 3 was unable to be copied and so is not included in the listening copy.

Reference: R/03/J/5

Date: May 30th 1991 - May 30th 1991

Original audio tapes of item R/03/J/5 - Marleen Hacquoil interviews Mrs Binda Dubras, née Blampied, aged 91, about her life.

Reference: R/03/J/5/1

Date: May 30th 1991 - May 30th 1991

Beaumont round tower and railway halt viewed from the beach

Reference: SJPA/000099

Date: 06/1932 - 00/06/1932

Beaumont round tower, seaward half painted white as navigational aid

Reference: SJPA/000101

Date: 24/07/1939 - 24/07/1939

Beaumont railway station and level crossing with advertisment on station for A de Gruchy, and Luce's Eau-de-Cologne. Tracks removed.

Reference: SJPA/000126

Date: 1937 - 1942

Railway: a train at Beaumont station June 1932 viewed from the beach with wood protruding from the sand

Reference: SJPA/000131

Date: 06/1932 - 00/06/1932

JEP Newscutting: A 'What's your Street's Story?' on Beaumont, St Peter

Reference: US/1092

Date: 2014 - 2014
18 June 2014

JEP cutting: discussive article on Beaumont

Reference: US/1323

Date: 2016 - 2016
26 Jan 2016

Jersey Evening Post Newspaper article : Historic Headlines - Baffling case of the beautiful Finnish au pair bludgeoned to death on 30th December, 1966

Reference: US/1466

Date: June 29th 2019

Jersey Evening Post Newspaper article : An Occupation-era bakery built by the German forces at Goose Green Marsh has been saved from demolition

Reference: US/1571

Date: December 2nd 2020

JEP Newscutting - Photographs of various places in the Island, damaged by the effects of the combination of strong winds and high tides in March 2008 - 11/03/08

Reference: US/443

Date: 2008 - 2008

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