Les Chroniques du Don Balleine-publication with articles written in jèrriais

Reference: F/M/S/10

Date: 1983 - 1983

Les Chroniques du Don Balleine-publication with articles written in jèrriais

Reference: F/M/S/11

Date: 1984 - 1984

Les Chroniques du Don Balleine-publication with articles written in jèrriais

Reference: F/M/S/12

Date: 1989 - 1989

Images of the Jersey Norman French section of the Jersey Eisteddfod including Deputy Jean Le Maistre and Jurat Richard Le Cornu [image A-D and H], Gillian Le Moignan on the left and Alison Le Brun on the right [image E] and the judges.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/3/8806A

Date: November 10th 1978 - November 10th 1978

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1978/8806A

Images of the Jersey Norman French section of the Jersey Eisteddfod including Audrey Le Feuvre and Brian Vibert [image A-B, M], Edith Gauvin [image C-D], Eileen Le Sueur as maid [image E-F], Anne Rundle [image G], Mr Le Maistre, Mr Becquet and Brian Vibert [image K-L], Nicholas Laffoley [image R].

Reference: L/A/75/A3/3/8806B

Date: November 10th 1978 - November 10th 1978

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1978/8806B

Images of the Jersey Norman-French concert held at St. Martin's Public Hall, organised by Mrs. Eileen Le Sueur. Featured are performers Enid de Gruchy [image A], compere Francois Le Maistre [B and T], Hilda Syvret [G], Edith Gauvin [L and S], Howard Cabot, Jacqueline Vautier, Ruth Mourant and John Picot [M-O], Emma La Mottée [W-X] [from JEP 29/03/82 p.18]

Reference: L/A/75/A3/7/830A

Date: March 26th 1982 - March 26th 1982

Photographer: Gary Grimshaw

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1982/830A.

Images of the Jersey Norman-French concert held at St. Martin's Public Hall. Featured is organiser Mrs. Eileen Le Sueur [images D-F] [from JEP 29/03/82 p.18]

Reference: L/A/75/A3/7/830B

Date: March 26th 1982 - March 26th 1982

Photographer: Gary Grimshaw

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1982/830B.

Not'e Djonnie chante a l'Eisteddfod. Norman-French song words.

Reference: L/C/17/16

Date: 1931 - 1960

1) Interview on BBC Radio Jersey of Leslie Sinel on his life and the german occupation with musical interludes. Talks about Jersey-French and how much it was used, his school days, listening to music on crystal radios sets, school holidays coinciding with the potato season, the railway at the St Helier Harbour, joining the Evening Post, working as a printer, the printers used, the newspaper being distributed by horse and cart, 1910 the EP bought two motor cars for deliveries, using the train to deliver, what the trains were like, advent of the bus system, the tourism industry in the 1920s and 1930s and the difference to today, what he used to hear on the radio, becoming a proof reader at the EP towards the 30s, never wanting to be a journalist, the quality of newspapers today, the media in Jersey, his voluntary work he undertook as a constable's officer in St Saviour, a churchwarden in St Helier, being on the Welfare Board, the Burial Board and on the Battle of Flowers Committee and involved in the Eisteddfod, his work as an honorary policeman and his view on the police system as a whole, standing on duty at Government House when the queen visited, his desire to stay in the island, the parochial nature of the island, the JMT opening up the island, when cars became more common in the island, keeping a record of the occupation period, feelings when occupation was approaching, the demilitaristion of the island, the question of resistance and the impossibility of sabotage on the island, the guilt complex of not going to war, the dilemma of whether to evacuate, working under the germans at the newspaper throughout the occupation, censorship, necessary cooperation with the german forces, the trouble he got into at the newspaper, the scarcity of food, working for a farmer to get extra rations, learned how to make sugar beet and potato flour, trying to get hold of meat, listening to the BBC on his crystal radio set, the dissemination of news, using the german censor to gain information, his feelings at liberation, life since the war and on retirement, enjoys writing about historical and local events, would have liked to have been a teacher but looks back on life with no regrets. 2) Radio programme with people commenting on Lord Haw Haw's broadcasts and other radio programmes that were broadcast during the second world war by the Germans and by other nations in Europe.

Reference: L/D/25/L/56

Date: May 23rd 1982 - May 23rd 1982

Mr Ted Syvret of Leoville Farm, St Ouen talking to the CIOS about his memories on growing up on the family farm during the occupation. Talks about the diary kept by his father, the position of Léoville in St Ouen, bunkers in St Ouen, the farm at Léoville and its history, position, size, crops, livestock and buildings, the Syvret family living on the farm, speaking Jersey french, the neighbourhood, work of the farming community and the sharing of work, his background, his childhood years, comparison with granddaughter today, decision of family to stay in Jersey bfore the occupation, explanation of his father's diaries and reads some extracts from Easter 1942, seeing german soldiers for the first time and on parade, hearing aeroplanes during the night, taking potatoes to town, the air raid on the harbour, work on the stables, attempted trench digging in front garden of property by the germans, beginning of the felling of trees for fuel, working with hay, everything agricultural being done by hand, keeping food aside for people, collecting wheat, using the lawn to plant tobacco, placing alarms on the pantry to stop OT labourers stealing food, slaughtering of a cow, self sufficiency in vegetables, the growing and use of sugarbeet and potato flour, making butter, collecting rabbit food, hatching of chicks, improvisations when farming, pumping water in the back garden and the use of an outside toilet, entertainment for the children looking for spent ammunition, St Ouen's Central School, the school air raid shelter, diseases at school, comparison between town and country, stamps received from Ralph Mollet, a British aeroplane flying over and firing taking place requiring them to take shelter, D-Day activity, 14th June 1944 a plane going down, travelling with his father to visit his grandparents, collecting the red cross parcels and the difference between the parcels, the unfinished railway track that ran through some of the fields, guns and german soldiers at Greve de Lecq, the appearance of swastikas and german road signs, liberation, listening to the radio at George Baudain's house, being told to lower the flag as it was raised too early, May 8th his father's diary stopped with 'Jerry surrenders-no more work this week', going to town to celebrate the liberation, arrival of the british troops and he reads a report by B C Le Masurier, secretary to the St Ouen's Agricultural Society, on the liberation. Questions on the clothes and shoes worn by children during the occupation and improvisations used, an explosion at Commercial Buildings at liberation, memories of the German agricultural inspections, a german officer, transport to St Martin and Trinity and growing tobacco. Announcement about the making of a documentary film on the occupation.

Reference: L/D/25/L/64

Date: April 10th 2002 - April 10th 2002

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

Trial Edition Talking News. Introduction by Philip Gurdon. Introduce stories of the island to please and entertain-most will be taken from local publications such as the Jersey Evening Post. Wife, June Gurdon, went to recording of Colchester Talking Newspaper-ideas behind paper-weekly-1st week of October 1975. Thorne Hauser with news round up-state of Jersey's finance, tourism and agriculture industries-no problem with inflation or recession-views of Colin Powell-state of taxation. State of the property market-drop in sales. Building industry hit by recession-state of industry. Delegation from Jersey Democratic Movement and the Jersey Trades Council meeting constables re parish relief-angry exchanges-attempt to bring around reform to parish system-quotes from Jimmy Johns of the JDM. Concern over vraic being dropped on roads by collectors. September fire statistics. Local approved school needed for young offenders-suggestion by Education Committee. Peter Manton-Rector of St John talking about the good weather and the level of water in the island-now going into autumn, sea temperature. To the Met Office-weather forecast. Items from Women's Page from JEP-fashion news, Woman's Institute Harvest Market-report and upcoming. Two amusing holiday stories read out-Mrs J Everett-winner, Mrs J Baal-runner up, no increases in price on groceries, price of fruit and veg within the market. Defence Committee said Hautlieu student 14 year old Colin O'Driscoll lost fight to keep the noon day bus service from Weighbridge to St John's Church. End of first side. Birth, marriages and deaths-read out. St Helier Girls School-girls stopped from wearing high heel shoes. Thomas King-winner of RNLI Gold Medal-celebrating 90th birthday. Housing of a young couple and 2 pensioners-eviction of old couple from flat. Election news-senatorial and deputies elections-candidates standing. Advocate Brian Troy standing in St Saviour No 2 District. Centenier Philip Rondel-to stand in senatorial election. Bernard Cotillard dropping out of St Saviour No1 District. Story on a three legged poodle owned by Mr and Mrs Le Vesconte. Philip Makin-recorded by Tomorrow's World on new machinery installed at a lighthouse. Information on radio programmes of interest being played this week. Eileen Le Sueur speaking in Jersey French-warning of the dangers of over eating before going to bed. Fort Regent-Modern Hotels want more facilities on the island and Fort Regent is the right place-idea of a dry skating rink. Final dates for posting christmas mail overseas. AGM of Jersey Deaf Children's Society. Proposition lodged by the Public Health Committee to build a day care centre for the elderly at The Limes, Green Street. Results of parish cattle shows. Announcements of forthcoming events.

Reference: R/05/A/1

Date: September 30th 1975 - September 30th 1975

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

Jersey Talking Magazine-August 1978 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about salads. Local stories feature-Roy Fauvel talking about the custom of the clameur de haro and the history behind it. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about nightingales including examples of birdsong. Jèrriais feature-Eileen Le Sueur telling a story in Jersey french about how she took her cow to the show. Edgar Fryat reading from Braille a piece about a concert pianist. Ernie Benham, an english reader, telling a humorous story about lawn mowing. End of Side One. Phil Gurdon talking to Jack Herbert about aviation in Jersey before they built the airport, flying from the beach, different airlines that flew to the island, the creation of the Jersey Airways service, the problems with landing on the beach, the weather reports for the aeroplanes, fares and looking for places to build the airport. Humorous story about lawn mowing from Gordon Young. Norah Bryan talking to Lady Guthrie about the gardens at the zoo. Mark, 6½, reading a poem.

Reference: R/05/B/22

Date: July 31st 1978 - July 31st 1978

Jersey Talking Magazine-March Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about spring bulbs. Chris Clayton talking to Graham Colback, a Jersey man who worked in Antarctica, about life in the Antarctic, travelling to the Antarctic, the work at Antarctica, penguins and seals, those who take part in the work at the Antarctic, history of the Antarctic, dividing the Antarctic territory, problems in Antarctica, the day to day living in the Antarctic and the social life. Beth Lloyd reading a poem. In Touch tips about listening aids for those who are hard of hearing. End of Side One. Guernsey Feature-Linda Le Vasseur talking to her husband artist Peter Le Vasseur about why he chose to become an artist, he describes the kind of work he does, an art exhibition that he is putting on, the painting that gives him the most pleasure, approach by the Victoria and Albert Museum for him to do some pieces for them and whether he'd change anything in his life if given the option. Eileen Le Sueur telling a story of an auction in Jersey french. Di Weber being taken for a tour around Gorey by Robin Cox who tells her about Gorey Village, floods in the village, the old railway station in Gorey Village, Grouville Common and the OT building work during the occupation, workmen's yards, buses, the 4 mile stone from the Royal Square and a description of where the other ones are, Gorey Methodist Chapel, the different types of methodism followed in Gorey Village-Wesleyan and Bible Christian Chapels, the Salvation Army Barracks, Old Bank House held by the Godfray family who owned a bank in St Helier.

Reference: R/05/B/29

Date: February 28th 1979 - February 28th 1979

Jersey Talking Magazine No 6-Christmas 1976. Introduction by Gordon Young with carols sung throughout the edition sung by pupils from Mont Cantel, St George's, St Michael's and the Boys from the Wooden Cross. Cooking Feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about cooking for christmas day. Gardening feature-talking about what happened in the garden this year. Island Administrator-Tom Goss, Dean of Jersey interviewed by Beth Lloyd about life in Jersey. Talks about his duties and responsibilities as Dean of Jersey, christmas day for the Dean and a christmas message for the readers. Humorous christmas pantomime performed by Di Weber of Cinderella from St Ouen's in a Jersey accent. End of Side One. Frances Le Sueur talking about the song twelve days of christmas relating to nature in the Channel Islands-the gifts given in the song. Recording of the bird song of the robin and a poem on the bird. Reading of the poems 'Christmas' by John Betjeman and 'The Oxen' by Thomas Hardy. Eileen Le Sueur speaking about christmas in Jersey-French. Reading of a poem called 'Santa Claus'. Reading of the story a 'Christmas Carol'. Gordon Young talking about the christmas in his household in 1938.

Reference: R/05/B/3

Date: December 15th 1976 - December 15th 1976

Jersey Talking Magazine-December Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Scrapbook of recordings between 1910-1935, the Jubilee Years of King John and Queen Mary including singing of famous songs and speeches of famous events including the opening and events of World War I, the pioneering of air travel and the British Empire Exhibition at Wembley Stadium. June Gurdon interviewing Phil Jakeman, who hung the bells in St John, talking about when he became a bell hanger, what skills you need, the problems that he faced, the foundries that take part in bell hanging and the competition between the two different foundries. Chris and David-tour of the Jersey Museum, looking at stones with inscriptions, the Jersey kitchen, the bedroom at the museum with a detailed description of the surroundings. Linda Le Vasseur talking to David Eaton about Jubilee Radio, the radio station in the hospital in Guernsey, about how it got started, when it went on the air, the programmes that take place, contact with the patients, the response from the general public, the involvement of youth in the station, the turn over of staff, his reaction to the progress of the radio station and the future for Jubilee Radio. End of Side One. Interview by Gordon Young with Desmond Morris about his autobiography, his family, his career, his work with animals in London Zoo and his work with pandas and chimpanzees. Phil Gurdon in St John to watch the making of black butter. Talks to Phil Romeril about the history of black butter, the ingredients of black butter, the process of making black butter, the taste of black butter and its storage, some men speaking in Jersey french and music playing at the celebrations. Joan Stevens talking about Mont Orgueil Castle including its position, its origins, it's first mentioned in 1212, built between 1180-1210, acquired present appearance in the 1600s, 1300s-1400s serious attacks on island, where the name came from, vulnerability of the castle with the creation of cannon and the building of Elizabeth Castle, intervention of Walter Raleigh that it was kept, Civil War-in use by the King's forces, used as the governor's house and prison, William Prynne held in the castle, Philippe d'Auvergne working his spy networks from the castle, States of Jersey was handed the castle in 1926 by the British Government. Gordon Young finishes with a humorous story.

Reference: R/05/B/37

Date: November 30th 1979 - November 30th 1979

Jersey Talking Magazine-March Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Doctor Frank Le Maistre talking about Jersey French, trying to revive the language, making recordings of the language, the origins of the language, differences between language in the Channel Islands, changes in the language, funding into the study of jèrriais, work on, publication and sales of his dictionary and dialects in different parts of the island. Linda Le Vasseur interviewing Mr Ozane concerning teaching Guernsey Norman French to teachers, problems faced with learning the language, how he got involved in the teaching, different pronunciations in the parishes, speaks in Guernsey Norman French. Tim giving a tip from a reader for an alarm that can be put in your handbag. Competition winners and a new competition. Gordon Young tells a humorous story. Pat Dubras and Sonia Hamon performing Noel Coward's Cat's Cradle. End of Side One. Chris and Gordon at the opening of The Victoria public house in St Peter's Valley with Ian Stevens of Ann Street Brewery and Mr Le Marquand, the Constable of St Peter includes speeches by both, description of the pub and the impressions of the presenters, talking to Brian Garner, the architect, Mike Weaver, the builder and Ian Stevens, the director of Ann Street Brewery about the building. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about robins and their habits, including examples of their birdsong. Royal feature-Ruby Bernstein talking about Queen Mary having met her as press officer in the Rank Organisation, talks about her actions during the second world war, Queen Mary showing films to soldiers through the Rank Organisation, Mary's love of films, Ruby organising these viewings with the Queen, Mary going to events to do with film after the second world war, the difficulties of organising a toilet within a certain distance for the Queen to use and organising private viewings for Queen Mary to view films when she was older. Gordon Young ends with a humorous story.

Reference: R/05/B/40

Date: February 29th 1980 - February 29th 1980

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