Societies incorporated by Act of the States of Jersey: Jersey Blind Society including a list of rules, subscribers and committee members

Reference: B/A/W30/150/18

Date: 1940 - 1941

Testament of Florence Elizabeth Neal, 3 Rockfield Villas, Le Hocq, St Clement. Dated 5 April 1944. Bequeaths to Wesley [Grove?] Chapel £20; to the Wesleyan Foreign Missions £10; to Bethel Chapel, Le Hocq £20. Residue of personal property equally to the Jersey Auxiliary British and Foreign Bible Society, Benefit of Jersey Merchant Seamen, Jersey Blind Society and the Jersey Dispensary and Infirmary. Codicil added 5 April 1944. Bequeaths residue of personal property to: as above, and to the Home for Infirm and Aged Women, and Brig-y-Don Childrens Home.

Reference: D/Y/A/116/101

Date: August 30th 1946 - August 30th 1946

Copy dated 13 September 1946 from the Principal Registry of the Will and Testament of Charles Stanley Rayner, 6 Netherby Court, Beaumont now because of the German Occupation residing at Borey House, Beer, Devon, Lieutenant RNR. Dated 8 January 1941. Desires one of the main arteries of his body to be opened after his death and wishes to be cremated. Bequeaths to the Royal Cancer Hospital £1000; to the Royal Masonic Institution for Boys £1000; to the Royal Masonic Institution for Girls £1000; to St Georges Hospital £1000; to Dr Barnados Homes £1000; to St Dunstans for Blind Soldiers £1000; to such naval or mariners charitable institutions his trustees shall choose £2000; to Jersey Dispensary and Infirmary £200; to Jersey Blind Society £100; to Jersey Old Peoples Home £100; to the Missions for Seamen £300; to Durban Home, South Africa £100; to St Aidans Mission, Durban, £100; to City Imperial Volunteers Old Comrades Association £250; The residue of his estate in equal shares to: Royal Cancer Hospital, Royal Masonic Institution for Boys and Girls, Royal Masonic Hospital, St Georges Hospital, The London Hospital, The Brompton Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, St Bartholomews Hospital and St Dunstans for Blind Soldiers. Codicil added 8 January 1941

Reference: D/Y/A/116/120

Date: September 27th 1946 - September 27th 1946

Testament of Amelia Le Quesne of 'Bon Air', Mont-à-l'Abbé, St Helier, widow of Colonel Alfred Le Gallais. Dated 26/6/1893. Bequeaths to the Home for Infirm and Aged Women £10, to the treasurer of the said home £10 to be spent on strawberries in the summer and cakes and sweets in the winter. For the benefit of the Jersey General Dispensary £10. To the General Dispensary £20, to the London Society for the Relief of the Blind £10.

Reference: D/Y/A/53/26

Date: February 13th 1894 - February 13th 1894

Testament of Anne Cantell née Messervy, Nelson Place, Gorey Pier, St Martin. Dated 12 September 1908. Bequeaths to The Home for Infirm & Aged Women £10; to The Jersey Society for the Education and Welfare of the Blind £10.

Reference: D/Y/A/68/15

Date: February 18th 1909 - February 18th 1909

Testament of Blanche St Aubyn Dumaresq, Bagnoles, Havre des Pas, St Helier, spinster. Dated 16 June 1897. Bequeaths to St Lukes Church £100; to St Lukes Schools £100; to the Jersey Blind Society £100; to the Jersey Dispensary £100; to the UK Beneficent Association £50. Codicil added 19 October 1901 Codicil added 10 October 1906 Includes list of bequests of jewellery

Reference: D/Y/A/68/20

Date: February 23rd 1909 - February 23rd 1909

Testament of Mary Jane Picot, 13 Le Geyt Street, St Helier, widow of Theodore John Cavey. Dated 13 March 1913. To the Primitive Methodist Church, Aquila Road £50; to the British & Foreign Bible Society £25; to Dr Barnados Homes £25; to The Jersey Society for the Blind £50; to the St Johns Independent Chapel £200. Codicil added 2 May 1917

Reference: D/Y/A/79/84

Date: July 26th 1919 - July 26th 1919

Photographs of Mr John Vautier of 25, Trinity Road and Mr Frederick Luce Garde, two stalwarts of the Jersey Blind Society, upon their resignations due to ill health after 35 and 40 years of service to the society respectively.

Reference: L/A/75/A2/POR/16/5

Date: March 12th 1949 - March 12th 1949

Subject: Portraits

File number: 16

Page number: 5

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

Photographs of blind workers repairing cane chairs at an industrial centre at 22½, Ann Street, St Helier. Page number 8 of Portraits Subject File number 8A of the Jersey Evening Post (JEP) Photographic Archive.

Reference: L/A/75/A2/POR/8A/8

Date: August 30th 1947 - August 30th 1947

Images of a dinner for members of the Jersey Blind Society at the Marina Hotel, L'Etacq.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/1/1331

Date: June 24th 1976 - June 24th 1976

Photographer: Reg Cridland

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1976/1331

Images of a blind cow in a field at Beau Vallon for a feature on cattle poisoning.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/1/1897

Date: September 7th 1976 - September 7th 1976

Photographer: Glenn Rankine

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1976/1897

Images of Sir John Wilson, the president of the World Health Organization's International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/4/2527

Date: December 10th 1979 - December 10th 1979

Photographer: Peter Mourant

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1979/2527

Images of Barbara Brown and her guide dog at her home, 71 Le Squez Estate, School Road, St Clement, for the Mainly Feminine feature.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/4/9667

Date: February 13th 1979 - February 13th 1979

Photographer: Reg Cridland

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1979/9667

Images of a blind lady using a typewriter, Les Chênes, St Saviour.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/4/9818

Date: March 1st 1979 - March 1st 1979

Photographer: Peter Mourant

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1979/9818

Images of a picnic for members of the Jersey Blind Society being held at the Marina Hotel, L'Etacq.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/5/4573

Date: July 10th 1980 - July 10th 1980

Photographer: Gary Grimshaw

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1980/4573.

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

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