Requisition of portable steam engine

Reference: B/A/W31/2/150

Date: December 6th 1944 - December 6th 1944

Request for return of States' steam roller and the items requisitioned from Malassis Mill

Reference: B/A/W31/2/162

Date: February 24th 1945 - February 24th 1945

Electricity consumption from the Steam Plant at Tesson Mill

Reference: B/A/W31/8/62

Date: 1944-07 - 1944-08

Images of two members of the Junior Club with their collection of books about steam engines and railways.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/2/3777

Date: April 25th 1977 - April 25th 1977

Photographer: Gary Grimshaw

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1977/3777.

Images of restoration work being carried out on an old steam fire engine manufactured by Merryweather & Sons of London.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/3/7091

Date: May 15th 1978 - May 15th 1978

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1978/7091

Images taken for a feature on Don Pallot and his collection of steam engines.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/4/1232

Date: July 23rd 1979 - July 23rd 1979

Photographer: Reg Cridland

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1979/1232

Images taken for a feature on Don Pallot and his large shed at Rue de Bechet, Trinity. The shed was later converted and used as the site of the Pallot Steam Motor and General Museum.

Reference: L/A/75/A3/4/1806

Date: September 26th 1979 - September 26th 1979

Photographer: Glenn Rankine

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1979/1806

Images of a Steam Threshing Fayre taking place at Don Pallot's premises at Rue de Bechet to raise money for Save the Children including Don Pallot explaining a steam engine workings to the Constable Jack Richardson [image A-B], Philip Pirouet [image AA, Y-Z], John Perry using a circular saw [image EE, W-X], making Jersey wonders and demonstrating threshing [from JEP 06/10/1980 p 16-17].

Reference: L/A/75/A3/5/5486

Date: October 4th 1980 - October 4th 1980

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1980/5486

Images of the Schools Science Fair at Highlands College featuring displays of work by pupils from a number of the island's primary and secondary schools. Includes images of Victoria College pupil James Wilding with Toby II, a robot based on K9 fro Doctor Who [A-C]; Jasper, a robot made by Samantha Le Brocq and Jane Lawson [D-F]; and De La Salle pupils Zoltan Pallot and Simon Dodkins with a steam engine based on pingpong balls [I-J] [from JEP 02/04/1981 pp 20-21]. [Please see also L/A/75/A3/6/7068, L/A/75/A3/6/7090B and L/A/75/A3/6/7092].

Reference: L/A/75/A3/6/7090A

Date: April 1st 1981 - April 1st 1981

Photographer: Gary Grimshaw

JEP Photographic Job Number: 1981/7090A.

Photographic slides taken in London. Includes photographic slides of: Reverend R W Lee with his Chow Chow named Shen, and flowers at All Saints with St Margaret Church, Upper Norwood; and the 1969 Easter Parade in Battersea Park, featuring steam engines, period dress, camels, drummers and a float from Jersey. [For the photographic slides of the Jersey float at the Easter Parade in Battersea Park, see L/C/142/C1/A/69/5/4, 18-20].

Reference: L/C/142/C1/A/69/5

Date: March 7th 1969 - April 15th 1969

Diary of Sir John Le Couteur, includes his appointment as Aide de Camp to William IV for Jersey and the account of his journey to London to receive his commission and an interview with HM at dinner at which he persuaded the King to add the word Royal to the Jersey Militia. Also covers his first journey in a steam carriage.

Reference: L/C/68/C1/4

Date: January 1st 1830 - October 25th 1830

Kenneth and A girl at Mr Don Pallot's Steam Museum in Trinity, with a steam train in the background.

Reference: p/03/418/06

Date: August 23rd 2000 - August 23rd 2000

Kenneth Mallett and Maria Mallett outside Mr Don Pallot's Steam Museum in Trinity. They are standing in front of a traction engine.

Reference: p/03/418/07

Date: August 23rd 2000 - August 23rd 2000

Arthur McGugan interviews George Bird, Sam Renouf, Joe Shenton and Don Pallot, four men who worked on the old Jersey Railway from the 1920s onward. Includes: working conditions; details of their jobs and tasks performed; wages were low - Sam Renouf paid 3/9 for working a 52 hour week; apprentices weren't allowed to work unless they brought a towel and big bar of soap; workshops; maintenance of locomotives; checking the line for faults on a Sunday morning; coaling; lighting of carriages and locomotives; rolling stock used - 4 engines, various cars, carriages and vans; gauges used; 60 - 70 people employed by the railway; Mr Philip Dixon was the managing director, George Todd was the foreman, Ben Shenton and Tom le Brun also worked there; carpenters - Jack Vilton and Walter de la Course; no ticket collectors; porters - Bert Hafey, Winter de Veulle, Jock Chaney; office workers - Mr Bonaster?, Edwin Gibaut, Raymond le Brocq - secretary, Mr Poinchester - became MD when Mr Dixon retired; passengers, in 1925 - 1926 carried over a million passengers; mainly tourists in the summer, in the winter just a few locals; buses were taking over; fares from St Helier - 6d return to St Aubins, 1/9 return to Corbiere; timetables and frequency of trains; own telephone system for communication; two engines used if there were a lot of passengers; 'La Moye' engine very powerful; track was mostly a single railway line with a couple of passing loops; details of stations, platforms, level crossings; very busy on holidays and race days - engineering staff came out onto the line to help open gates etc; details of freight carried, especially from quarries and gravel pits; during the First World War German prisoners of war carried from camp at Les Blanches Banques to the harbour to work; transporting the Jersey Militia c1910; railway workers were exempt from militia service; first and second class carriages existed; details of various accidents involving trains including suicides and attempted suicides; anecdotes - Mr Fisher and his false leg, a blind man called Wally Bagnel who played the barrel organ; in 1924 competition was introduced from the new bus company; gradual decline of the railway service; minimal washing facilities provided for workers. Recorded 25/03/1992. Good sound quality throughout, but drops dramatically at end. Running time 46 minutes.

Reference: R/03/C/1

Date: March 23rd 1992 - March 23rd 1992

Harold Marie, who worked for Jersey Eastern Railway, talks with Arthur McGugan, Don Pallot and George Bird about life on the railway in the 1920s. The Eastern Railway ran from St Helier to Gorey. Includes: Harold Marie started working for the railway in January 1927, was there 18 months, until the railway closed down; his father had worked there for 30 years; 56 hour week, paid 4 shillings; as an apprentice got all the dirty jobs; maintenance and coaling carried out at Green Street; trains lit by parrafin and electricity; rolling stock - 4 locomotives; drivers - Phil Cabot, Peter Baker, Bill Baudains, Jack Howard; firemen - Ted Baudains; guards - Phil Querée, Bill Browning; description of station and offices; manager - Major Mourant; railways used by a cross section of society, tourists in the summer; fare from town to Gorey - 1/3 first class, 1s second class; timetables published; frequency and times of trains; double track at Pontac so that trains could pass each other - had to wait on the sideline until the other train came; level crossings and gates; accident at Grouville - there were no gates on the level crossing, a lorry drove in front of an oncoming train and the driver was killed; special coach used only by golfers; half an hour's journey from St Helier to Gorey; attempt made to extend the line to St Catherine's by tunneling under Mont Orgueil; details of guard's van; cattle from France transported to abatoir; a few goods trucks used; information about accidents on the line [read from book]; competition from buses caused a decline of traffic on the trains; last train from Gorey to town was run on 30th June 1929. Recorded on 09/04/1992. Good sound quality. Duration 30 minutes.

Reference: R/03/C/2

Date: April 9th 1992 - April 9th 1992

Jersey Talking Magazine-December Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Joan Stevens taking a tour of St Peter talking about the size of the parish with the sea on two sides, St Peter's Church which is mentioned in records before 1066, in 1053 it is referred to as St Pierre don la dessert because of the exposed sandy soil. Where Jersey Airport is now used to be rich corn land with massive harvests. Down near St Ouen the sand dunes are with diverse wildlife-Les Mielles is being preserved as a result. St Peter's Church-tallest spire in the island and has been hit by lightning at least 3 time, it dates from 1400s and there are some initials on some of the stones. In the church an incised tombstone has been built into the wall-marks of a blacksmiths grave. Over 100 years ago the church was too small for congregation-an extra knave was built as a result of the garrison being stationed at St Peter's Barracks. Barracks built in 1811 until 1927-they were removed to make way for Airport. Bell in church has a name incised on it, a piscina in the church was found in Les Bois when it was knocked down and was installed in church. A priory in St Peter was on land called La Flocquetterie-now Philadelphie Chapel stands on it. On the corner by Oak Walk there was a leper house. St Anastase-in Coin Varin-was a school house which was founded in 1496. Children attended from 6am-6pm and had lessons in latin and were taught latin, the classics and divinity. La Hague Manor-now changed to school, the colombiers was changed into the school library. The house itself was built in 1634, rebuilt in 1733 and in 1871 by Colonel Le Cornu. St Peter's House-originally home of Robin Family-burnt in 1754 and rebuilt-greatly altered since-used to be home of Sir William Venables Vernon-bailiff. The Rectory-moved 3 times in the parish-used to be next to La Hague Manor then moved nearer church to north of La Flocquetterie-1800s and then moved beside there and then modern rectory moved close by church. Mills-more mills than every other parish-Quetteville has been restored by the National Trust for Jersey-working mill, Tostain Mill-did belong to a lame priest. St Peter had a windmill in 1837-turned into restaurant. Parish gun-1551 at Beaumont Hill-all parishes had guns-only one that survived-made by John Owen and inscribed, in 1839-Sir John le Couteur found it in England and returned it to the parish. St Ouen's Bay-a great deal of it in St Peter-famous battle-commonwealth defeated royalists during civil war-Sir George Carteret defeated by Admiral Blake-Carteret fled to Elizabeth Castle. Jersey Airport-started 1937-extensions since. Germans dug into St Peter almost more than any other parish-headquarters at Panigo [?]-underground constructions and strongpoints in the parish. Beautiful houses in St Peter. St Peter's Valley-crowning glory of parish-Queen Victoria-visit in 1859 taken by Sir John Le Couteur for a drive there. Rachel Pirouet singing a song that she sang in the Jersey Eisteddfod followed by the presentation of the John Lobb memorial goblet to the Jersey Eisteddfod. Phil Gurdon talks to Beryl Jordan about how the Jersey Eisteddfod was going, the judge of the competition, the number of people who had entered, no class for the Jersey Norman French, how long the Eisteddfod had been going in Jersey and when they start preparing for the next years competition. Pat Dubras and Brian Le Breton singing a duet from the play 'Free as Air' performed at the Jersey Opera House. Beth Lloyd paying tribute to David Scott-Blackwell who used to present In Touch tips for the blind including quotations fro his poetry. End of Side One. Chris and David at a steam fair in Trinity in the sheds of Lyndon Charles Pallot with a steam engine threshing corn describing the scene and how the engine and the threshing machine works, what the engine is used for, looking at the steam machines in the shed, hand threshing being shown and the man being interviewed [with a Jersey accent] about the process, the threshing machine, when it would have been last used and a corn measure. A man being interviewed about bread being made and the process involved, cabbage loaves and how they are made. Description of a petrol engine and a smaller threshing machine with the noise of the machine and interviews about the machine including with Jim Purvis, description of a tractor, interview about a machine that rolls oats for the horses. Describing model steam engines made by Harold Taylor of St Ouen with the noise of the engines. Mr Pallot talking about the different machines that he owns, working with them and the steam fair. Description of different engines on display. Cynthia Reed interviewing Robert Farnon, a composer and arranger who lives in Guernsey, asking whether he came from a musical family, what musical instruments he played when he was young, having professional training, when he wrote his first piece of music, his first job in the professional world-playing in his brother's band, how he starts composing music, conducting, when he moved to Guernsey, his favourite piece of music he wrote, how much he enjoys arranging music, the music he listens to, his favourite artist to work with -Tony Bennett and what he is doing next in his career. James Clayton reading a story about 'Dinah-the Dog with a Difference'. End of Side Two.

Reference: R/05/B/60

Date: November 30th 1981 - November 30th 1981

Personal View of Rene Liron, official of the Jersey Transport and General Workers Union, interviewed by Beth Lloyd. Represents 6,000 people in the union in all different industries. Not as political as UK but did protest over the pensioner's bonuses getting cut-no party politics in Jersey. Never had a political strike. Workers better off in Jersey compared to the UK-higher wages. His relationship with management-some rows. First record-The Strawbs with Part of the Union. Born in Grouville and went to school and left at 14. Occupation-had to earn his living as a baker's boy for Tom Gilbert-delivered bread. Not enough flour to do the baking-bread was rationed. People used to buy bread from the black market. Occupation-people were very friendly-made his own fun. Lack of freedom-angry and patriotic. Was caught out after curfew with Gordon Rabet and 7 other friends and had to go to Bagatelle House-were fined. Was summoned to College House and asked if he wanted to work in Alderney as a baker but refused. Thought about escaping but decided against it. Second Record-Louise by Maurice Chevalier. Joined the Royal Air Force after the occupation-wanted to get away. Was trained at Greenham Common. Came back to Jersey as his mother was dying of cancer. Was in the RAF for three years but didn't go abroad. Took up a variety of jobs-parish of St Helier-introduced to the trade union-become a shop steward and chairman of the district committee. Monty Purse retired as official of the TGWU-didn't think he had a chance-was interviewed in Southampton by Jack Jones and was named as successor a fortnight later. Gave up his job and became the official. Third Record-Roses of Picady. The union has grown since he took over through hard work. Less disputes in Jersey than in the UK because we are an island and know each other better. Difficulty in seeing everybody's point of view-some people don't tell him the truth. Strikes are a calculated risk-people need to have the right to strike. The union is still as important today as ever-people need protecting. Needs protection in the weaker areas-hotel workers. Interested in the Portuguese community-were treated badly-now they're member of the union. Doesn't think the freedom of movement in Europe will make a difference to people. Fourth Record-Nine to Five by Sheena Easton. He doesn't visit the UK to meet other officials-they run the island without outside interference. Two Labour MPs visited the island on a fact finding mission-he told them to deal with their problems in the UK. Ran for senator and deputy but didn't get in-learned a lot from the election-an opportunity to say what you want. Room for improvement in the States of Jersey. May run for the States again. Fifth Record-'The Heat Is On'. Never wanted to leave the island to further his career. Hasn't decided how long he is going to stay as the representative of the trade union. Fishes on his boat in his spare time. Tries not to show it when he loses his cool. Sixth Record-You by Andy Williams. Gets satisfaction from working and satisfying his members and then handing over to somebody else. End of Side One. Personal View of John Stebbings, 'Mr Sea Link'. Came from Yorkshire-son of a railwayman-used to ride and drive the steam engines. Born in Thornton outside of Bradford and moved to the outskirts of Bradford until he got married. Joined the railways when he was 14. Remembers going to work in short trousers. Used to take the chain horse down to the bottom of the hill-happy days-beginning of the second world war. Then moved over to be a messenger boy. Worked short hours-the railway unions were good-used to work an 8 hour day. As a porter-train loads of traffic came into the shed in the morning and was then sorted and delivered and as a messenger boy he took letters about. First Record-Love Divine all Loves Excelling. Never wanted to become an engine driver. Always believed he'd achieve what he wanted to do-went into management. Joined the Royal Navy-was a stores assistant-looked after the food and drink and then went on to an aircraft carrier-HMS Ocean-joined after the second world war. Was in Palestine when the Jews were moving in. He enjoyed his time in the Royal Navy a great deal. Second Record-The Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band with 'The Solitaire'. His love for brass bands. After he left the Royal Navy in 1947 he went back home and got married in 1950. Worked as a station master at Alverthorp and then Haig-used to get up at 4 o'clock to open the station-was the youngest station master in Britain at this time. Wore a station master uniform. Had a station master's house in 1950-was his first step in railway management. Changed the region he was working in. Duties as a station master-attending trains, selling tickets, budget control of the station and getting involved with the trains. Third Record-Billy Cotton with the Dam Busters March. Had 170 staff under his control working at South Bank-the steelworks area-marshalling trains. Assistant to the divisional manager of sales in Middlesbrough. 1966-came to Jersey to look after the sea links with the island. Similar to his old job but on ships rather than trains. Had intended to leave after 2 years but fell in love with Jersey. Fourth Record-The Anvil Chorus. He settled into Jersey quickly-he was prepared to work hard-got involved in the community. Believes in the honorary system. The boss of Sea Link-get knocked but you learn to deal with it-loves dealing with people. Was excited when the roll on roll off links were brought in-saved the route. Fifth Record-The Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band with 'Melodies from the Merry Widow'. Helps with the Battle of Flowers-helps with the administration and loves the exhibits. Has a great community spirit-a family event. Was chairman of the Battle of Flowers' Association-takes up a lot of time. Work starts for the Battle of Flowers on the day after the Battles of Flowers from the previous year. Two daughters-one in Southampton and one in Jersey. Enjoys working on houses and DIY.

Reference: R/07/B/4

Date: 1982 - 1983

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