Chart of the Channel between England and France including the Channel Islands with tidal observations by Dr Edmund Halley (1656-1742). Showing sounds, shoals, depths of water and anchorage. With insets of the Isle of Wight and Plymouth Sound. Published by Thomas Page and Richard Mount in London c.1700. Dimensions - 100cm by 63cm

Reference: L/F/120/A/209

Date: 1700 - 1700

Map of the English Channel includes Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark, Herm, Jethou, the south coast of England, north coast of France, the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly engraved by Richard William Seale (1732 - 1785) for Nicolas Tindel's (1687 - 1774) Continuation of Rapin's History of England, 1747. Dimensions 38cm by 38cm

Reference: L/F/120/A/217

Date: 1747 - 1747

Map of The Smaller Islands in the British Ocean - includes; Farne Island, Holy Island, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles, Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Isle of Wight by Robert Morden (d.1703) prepared for William Camden's Britannia based on Speed. First published c.1695 by Edmund Gibson (1669-1748). Dimensions 43cm by 38cm

Reference: L/F/120/A/32

Date: 1695 - 1695

Map of The Smaller Islands in the British Ocean - includes; Farne Island, Holy Island, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles, Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Isle of Wight by Robert Morden (d.1703) prepared for William Camden's Britannia based on Speed. First published c.1695 by Edmund Gibson (1669-1748). Dimensions 43cm by 38cm

Reference: L/F/120/A/32a

Date: 1695 - 1695

Map of The Smaller Islands in the British Ocean - includes; Farne Island, Holy Island, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles, Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, and Isle of Wight by Robert Morden (d.1703) prepared for William Camden's Britannia based on Speed. First published c.1695 by Edmund Gibson (1669-1748). Dimensions 43cm by 38cm

Reference: L/F/120/A/32b

Date: 1695 - 1695

Map of Jersey, Anglesey, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man by Vicenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), 1696. Dimensions 69cm by 49cm

Reference: L/F/120/A/34a

Date: 1696 - 1696

Map of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Alderney and Herm, the Channel between England and France with tidal observations by Doctor Edmund Halley (1656-1742). With insets of the Isle of Wight and Plymouth Sound. Published by Thomas Page and Richard Mount in London c.1700. Dimensions 101cm by 23cm

Reference: L/F/120/A/37

Date: 1700 - 1700

Map of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Alderney and Herm, the Channel between England and France with tidal observations by Doctor Edmund Halley (1656-1742). With insets of the Isle of Wight and Plymouth Sound. Published by Thomas Page and Richard Mount in London c.1700. Dimensions 101cm by 23cm

Reference: L/F/120/A/37a

Date: 1700 - 1700

Map of the Smaller Islands in the British Ocean Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles, and Holy Island from John Ogilby's (1600 - 1676) Britannia, 1675 this copy published c.1720 by John Owen and Eman Bowen in a new volume Britannia Depicta or Ogilby Improved. Dorse shows road plans around Shrewsbury. Dimensions 12cm by 18cm

Reference: L/F/120/A/40

Date: 1720 - 1720

Grant of power of attorney by Ann Upwood of Newport, Isle of Wight to Edward Allen of Jersey enrolled at the Royal Court

Reference: L/F/22/L/40

Date: February 10th 1817 - February 10th 1817

Letter from Lieutenant General George Don to Lieutenant General Sir John Doyle concerning the sailing of the 2nd Battalion 26th Regiment to Guernsey and then on to the Isle of Wight

Reference: L/F/95/A/36

Date: July 16th 1808 - July 16th 1808

A sailing competition between Jersey and the Isle of Wight at St Aubin's Bay.

Reference: p/03/269/00

Date: August 17th 2000 - August 17th 2000

A sailing competition between Jersey and the Isle of Wight at St Aubin's Bay.

Reference: p/03/269/01

Date: August 17th 2000 - August 17th 2000

Mark Lucas in a Topper, waiting to be called for his next race in the Jersey v Isle of Wight sailing competition in St Aubin's Bay.

Reference: p/03/D19/07

Date: August 17th 2000 - August 17th 2000

Doris Lucas on 'Nenotte' enjoying the racing in the Jersey v Isle of Wight sailing competition at St Aubin's Bay.

Reference: p/03/D19/08

Date: August 17th 2000 - August 17th 2000

VHS Tape: 1) Filmed by Roderick Averty in 9.5mm black and white and colour. 1930s. Brian’s newts in a jam jar. Good shots of Roderick Averty himself. Family picnic on clifftop. Scenes at Devil’s Hole with original model of the Devil. Brian in hospital with oxygen mask. Jersey Airport: takeoff of BEA Dakota. Passengers on Bedford OB coach. Unusual colour 9.5mm film of scenes at the Assembly of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Weymouth. Delegates with sandwich boards handing out The Watchtower. B & W. Isle of Wight and the Needles seen from the air. Picnic on beach at Green Island, Jersey. Colour. Beach scenes at St Clement with Cyril Bird, Joan Bird, Doris Day, Susan and Marilyn, Phil Godel and family. 2) Filmed by Roderick Averty in 9.5mm black and white. Storm at sea. Sand racing on St Ouen’s Bay including cars and motorcycles. Horse riding in hay field. Swimming in a swimming pool on board a ship. 1935: Battle of Flowers at Springfield stadium. 1937: George Kempster in an historical pageant outside the Town Hall. Swimmers in the pool at Havre des Pas. 3) Filmed by Roderick Averty in 9.5mm black and white. Ship in St Helier Harbour. Family in small boat off La Rocque. Boy in tent. Private car, 1.5 Riley J12262 at house called 'Waverley'. Guests arrive, children in garden. Boat being taken away on a lorry. Family at sea in clinker boat and small yacht. Picnic on boat. Man in canoe, Winter scenes at 'Waverley'. Ian on bike. Scenes at the harbour: saying goodbye, boarding ship 'St Helier'. Ship filmed from another boat while at sea. 4) Filmed by Roderick Averty in 9.5mm black and white and colour. 1930s: Rosemary from infancy. Doreen, Gigi, Grandpa Averty, all in the garden of 'Waverley'. Doreen in pram; with typewriter; with father, Roderick; being bathed indoors. 1938: wedding of Allan and Joan at Aquila Road. Guests in top hats. Couple depart from the airport by DH86 airliner of Jersey Airways. Dogs in the gardens. Men on promenade fooling around. 1935: Battle of Flowers at Springfield. Aerials of the mailboat [poor quality]. Roderick Averty rowing on a lake. Du Fay colour: family in garden. Roderick Averty with pipe on promenade at Havre des Pas. Picking tomatoes. Roderick Averty walking. Loading lorry in field. B & W. Snake charmer. Brian and Grandma at 28, St Clement’s Gardens, Greve d’Azette.

Reference: Q/05/A/144

Date: 1930 - 1939

Personal View of Police Chief, David Parkinson interviewed by Beth Lloyd. Was brought up in Huddersfield and when he left school went in to an office and then did his national service. Came out at the age of 20 and went back to his old job but was then made redundant. Then decided to join the local police force. Worked on the beat for 3 years and was then selected for mobile patrol duties and worked in various parts in the police force and in 1963 was promoted to sergeant-as a sergeant did patrol work and operation room work. No management training in those days. 1964-Royal Commission into the police force-big changes-number of police forces reduced. Became a different police world-in 1966 had transferred as inspector to the Essex Police Force. First Record-Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah. Was married 12 months after joining the force in January 1954. The lives of policemen's wives can be very difficult but it depends on the policeman. Moved to the Essex Police Force as an inspector-change from Huddersfield-was a big change of policing. Then moved to the Hertfordshire Police Force-overlap between them and the Metropolitan Police Force. Was a superintendent in Watford. Cooperation between police forces is good although professional rivalry does exist although it does not affect solving crimes. Crime levels rose through the 1960s and 1970s although it has slowed down recently. Policemen were moved off the beat into cars around the mid 1960s and lost contact with the public but have now been moved back. In 1977 reached the rank of Chief Superintendent of Stevenage. Went through a course for chief officers-was made Assistant Chief Constable in the Derbyshire Police Force and then became Deputy Chief Constable from 1977-1983. Second Record-Ted Heath with Don Lusher playing Lush Slide. Personal View with Lieutenant Governor Peter Whiteley interviewed by Beth Lloyd. Had targeted a number of ambitions including making the job as lieutenant governor as relevant to islanders as possible. Has got to know many islanders. Some aspects are like a service job. Was a relaxation after working in the armed forces. Talks of the need to store the archives of the lieutenant governor. First Record-William Boyce Symphony No 5 by the Academy of St Martin in the Field. Originally wanted to become a journalist-second world war came and he dropped it all-gained an understanding of the job. Joined the Royal Marines and eventually became the commander in chief of the Allied Forces Northern Europe. It was a responsibility but didn't worry about it. Has had royal visits to the island-seven since he has been lieutenant governor. Was used to meeting royalty after his previous job. Felt frustrated when the Falklands War was taking place but was satisfied that the people doing the job knew what they were doing. His son was involved and was injured but has now recovered. Threat of nuclear war-can be both helpful and harmful to show films of the possibility. Second Record-Kathleen Ferrier with O Rest in the Lord from Mendelssohn's Elijah. Leaving Jersey next month-advice for the island-need to keep the island beautiful. Believes that the environment makes the man. Need to maintain agriculture. Interest in the work of Gerald Durrell-immense importance. Need to prevent the extinction of animals. Greenpeace-in many cases have spoiled their case by breaking the law and becoming over politicised. Is hopeful for the future. Third Record-Mozart's First Movement of the Piano Sonata No 11 in A Major. Personal View of Reverend Peter Manton, Rector of St John. His family first came to Jersey in 1897 and he was brought up in Jersey. Joined the militia. Went to the Modern School and Victoria College and then joined the Royal Jersey Militia. On the 1st September 1939 was called up at Grouville Arsenal-marked the end of peace days. Pleasant childhood in Jersey-his family was very poor. Caddied for golf in order to make some money. Scouts was the dominating force in his life as a teenager. Went into the army in the second world war. Had wanted to go in to the church since the age of 10. When he was 12 took a weather badge in the scouts which interested him greatly. Ideally he wanted to become a country priest with a weather station which he has now achieved. Got called in to the militia who guarded key points of the island. June 22nd 1940-all shipped to the Isle of Wight. Cut the telecommunication lines before they left. When he left thought he was leaving forever. First record-Morning by Grieg. Went to Grieg's home as chaplain on the Queen Elizabeth II in Norway. Was due to go on a Greek shop but his wife got ill and he had to cancel and they offered him the QE2 as an alternative later. Hard work-1600 people on board and 1200 crew-a lot of troubles to look after. Was happy fighting the German forces because he hated the Nazi doctrine. Had a strict upbringing-when he was 14 met a girl but it was broken up. Met her 20 years later by chance but she was married by then. Thinks there is too much freedom for young people now. Used to go on the train which he enjoyed greatly-inspired him to choose the next record. Second Record-recording of trains. Still interested in railways in England-takes part in trainspotting. It was part of the character and life of Jersey. Could buy a ticket from Snow Hill to Paris via the boat at Gorey Pier. Went off to the second world war-spent time with the Royal Hampshire's. At that time went into a church and made a vow that if he survived the war he would go into the church. Went out on D Day, then went out to India to fight the Japanese. After the war went to a theological college in Oxford-was accepted but was told he was too old by the bishop and that a younger man would give longer service. Joined the Meteorological Office at the Jersey Airport for 13 years. If he had gone into the church he would have been prepared to go wherever he was sent and would have been a better clergyman. Was happy to go into the Met Office-used to work from sunrise to sunset and then did 24 hour watches. Was an interesting job-has pleasure making notes on the weather. Had limited equipment at the end of the war-did a lot of observation of the sky. Had news by the radio of the weather in different parts of the world and then teleprinters. They were able to predict things remarkably accurately. Average rainfall in St John is 33 inches but in La Rocque it was 26 inches-big difference in a small island. Enjoyed his days in the Met Office. After 13 years in the Met Office he was sitting a civil service exam and at that time the Dean of Jersey asked him to reconsider ordination. Was offered promotion at the Jersey Airport but he wanted to wait for the bishop's decision whether to accept him. The Bishop of Winchester interviewed him and he was accepted. Third Record-Miserarie. Became curate of St Mark's Church for five years. Had full theological training at Whitcliffe Hall at Oxford-very disciplined life in college. Could have been sent anywhere but he was drawn back to Jersey-he understood the people he was serving. Helpful to understand parish life-is involved in the parish. Has extra functions than in England-looks after the churchyards and cemeteries. Thinks the church will always be important in island life. Fourth Record-Religious piece of music sung by Paul Phoenix. Was a curate for 5 years and was then invited to take St John's Church-was extremely nervous in take services on his own for the first time. Can be difficult for a first time rector-thought he had done very well for his first funeral but discovered he'd put the body in the wrong grave. Parishioners forgave the mistake. Has been rector of St John's for 17 years. Did not know the parish well previously-only went out there for the first time at 10 years of age. Only happy when he is taking services in church-a feeling of completion. Strong community in St John with the church playing a large part in this. Fifth Record-Pomp and Circumstance No 4. Still maintains his interest in the weather-weather hasn't changed much. The relationship between tides and the weather. End of Side Two.

Reference: R/07/B/6

Date: 1982 - 1984

JEP Newscutting: An account of the St Aubin mariner John Bechervaise and friend Henri Devignolles

Reference: US/1041

Date: 2014 - 2014
Friday 17th January

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