Oxford University

Reference: L/F/22/D

Copies of royal grants to the University of Oxford

Reference: L/F/22/D/1

Date: 1635 - 1636

Copies of the royal grant to the University of Oxford

Reference: L/F/22/D/2

Date: 1635 - 1636

Copies of grant of Charles I to the University of Oxford

Reference: L/F/22/D/3

Date: 1635 - 1636

Programmes for Oxford University Boxing Club versus the Channel Islands at the Town Hall Oxford

Reference: L/F/336/A1/51

Date: February 8th 1958 - February 8th 1958

Two 16mm film 1) B & W and Colour Silent filmed by Roderick Dobson. Film shows family picnic, a house [possibly in the UK], the family in the garden walking through snow, the family on bicycles, a children's party, on a beach and in a garden of an unidentified house, the children playing with goats, cycling with union jack flags and town scenes which are unidentifiable due to poor exposure-12 min 30 seconds. 2) Colour Silent filmed by George Morley. Film shows George and May Morley [his wife] in 1935 at La Hauteur, the family home on Mont Les Vaux, St Brelade. 1936, playing golf. 1937, girls on some rocks looking over the sea. 1938, George swimming off rocks. 1939, flowers on the headlands. 1940, May Morley saddling up a horse and riding it on St Brelade's Bay [note the fact that the German sea defence walls are yet to be built]. A house in England. Punting at Oxford. 22nd June 1940, people arriving at the church on the occasion of the wedding of George and May Morley at Christ Church, Victoria Road, Kensington in London. The couple on honeymoon at St Michael's Mount, Cornwall and Land's End on the beach feeding the birds, walking on the cliffs and swimming. Shots at 20, Eldon Lodge, Kelso Place, South Kensington, London. Exterior shots of the garden and house of La Hauteur, St Brelade and then b & w footage of plans of the building followed by building work on the house under way-18 min 54 seconds.

Reference: Q/05/A/131

Date: 1935 - 1946

Interview with an unidentified man [probably Basil Le Brun - see item Q/05/A/79] regarding escaping to France during the German Occupation. Includes: why he wanted to escape - aged 21, feelings of frustration and claustrophobia; France was occupied by the American forces by that time, this presented the opportunity to escape; was farming for a living; mentions condtions in the island - people in the towns worse off than those on the farms; didn't have much contact with the Germans; most German troops 'humble', soldiers following orders; living with the curfew - had a girlfriend at St Saviours, used to come back late; preparations took two weeks; escaped with a frenchman named Roger [Roger Rouille?]; stole an 8 foot dinghy stored on the on New North Quay - got false papers as a French worker, went to pick boat up to be repaired, took it to Mr Le Sueur's store at Commercial Buildings and bribed a lorry driver to take it to a hut near la Rocque; some friends got 2 canoes and also tried to escape - they failed and were captured; left at highwater; no idea where they were going - just went east; were met on beach by armed frenchmen who initially thought he was a German; taken to a house and fed; they then rowed down the coast 5 miles to the American headquarters; taken to Granville - Roger was turned over to the Gendarmerie, the narrator to the Royal Naval headquarters; questioned by officers and put under close arrest; then taken to Bayeux by Royal Marines; had never seen any war machines before - felt like a different world; scenes of destruction very upsetting; went through St Lo; handed over to military police and put on parole; was used as French interpreter by the military police and spent 8 days picking up deserters; was then taken to Southampton and interrogated again - under suspicion of being a spy/plant; went to Oxford to meet his cousin and uncle; met a lot of naval.army intelligence officers who were stationed at the university; went to the War Office, then Plymouth to discuss the posssibility of allied invasion of Jersey; joined the navy and ended up in the Pacific - was in Okinawa at end of war; the narrator was only in France 2 weeks but it made a great impression on him after having been in occupied Jersey for 4 years; the narrator ultimately feels that the occupation was a positive and educational experience for him; teenagers still managed to enjoy themselves; feels that the occupation brought out the initiative in people; they talked more and were less selfish than today; occupation years some of his happiest; if you kept to yourself the Germans were no trouble. Duration 32 minutes. Terrible sound quality, background hum all through. Recorded by Sue Scott Cole circa 1973, cassette copies made by the Jersey Heritage Trust in 1993.

Reference: R/03/D/4

Date: 1941 - 1945

Marleen Hacquoil interviews Major Arthur Stamberg, aged 86. Includes: Born 1904 in Windsor Crescent, father was a doctor who came from England; two sisters; mother was a Blampied, her family owned a farm at St Lawrence; Education - went to Mount Pleasant Prep School, then Victoria College 1914-1923; in 1922 took Charles I scholarship to Oxford; both sisters went to London University; during the First World War father was a Colonol in the RAMC - stationed in northern France, was present at the retreat from Mons; mother was at home - when Belgium collapsed she looked after Belgian refugees in Jersey; used a coule of houses at the top of Midvale Road; in 1916 father was sent to Gallipoli, then Guernsey in charge of military hospital at Fort George; bought a house over there - mother went to run the house and left children in Jersey with French governess; describes duties of governess, it was unusual at the time; Jersey-French and 'good' French were spoken; all farming families spoke Jersey-French, not many natives spoke 'good' French; read French and German at Oxford; in 1924 stayed with a family in Dresden; when he came back from India went to Buckingham Palace as Secretary to the Master of the Household, languages were useful for talking to staff from embassies; gives details of job; retired in 1961; thoughts on abdication of Edward VIII; part of job was preparing court circular; personalities and memories of the different monarchs; broke his spine in an accident on leave in Jersey and had to retire; memories of Jersey as a boy - sailing ships, cod fishing, auctions of cod on the ships; memories of the harbour and sailing ships; Blandin's wine store located at the present premisies of the St Helier Yacht club - a large ship came once a year form Portugal with a cargo of wine which was bottled on the premises and sold to the local wine merchants. Duration 40 minutes. Recorded 15/02/1991. Tape speed 3 3/4 ips. Recording is on side one [green leader], left track.

Reference: R/03/J/6

Date: February 15th 1991 - February 15th 1991

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

Page build time: 0.010114483038584 seconds