Sound recording of Jack and Patricia Allaire speaking about the Occupation and the years after. They were interviewed on 15/02/2005 by Marleen Hacquoil for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr & Mrs Allaire talk about farm works, rations, food, the Red Cross parcels for children and adults, entertainment, clothes, school, electricity, collaboration, deportations and the prisonners of war during the Occupation. They also talk about Mr Allaire's family, farm work after the Occupation, cars, buses, tourism, radios, television, the Coronation and Royal Visits.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/1

Date: February 15th 2005

Sound recording of Roy & Doreen Bisson speaking about the Occupation and the years after. They were interviewed on 02/12/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Bisson speaks about the days leading up to the liberations, hearing Churchill's speech, the Union Jacks flying at La Pomme d'Or, visiting the German fortifications, the rationing after the war, the Red Cross parcels, helping during the Royal Visit and working at the airport. Mrs Bisson speaks of talking to british soldiers during the Liberation, exploring the underground hospital, working for the Public Services department and the Jersey General Investment Trust, the rationing after the war and the Royal Visit. Mr Bisson speaks about his involvement with the scouting movement and how it works, the prisoners of war, going camping, working at the Jersey Electric Compagny, his schooling, electricity and the Royal Visit as well as the visit of Field Marshal Montgomery. Mrs Bison speaks about her involvement with the Girl Guide Movement, what she did with them and what she learned, her marriage with Roy, the reception at Castle Orgeuil (now hotel Cristina), the honeymoon in Switzerland, and a protest against the Insurance act.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/7

Date: December 2nd 2004

Sound recording of Emile Boydens speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 06/03/2006 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Boydens speaks about [waiting for digital recording and transcription].

Reference: C/D/P/P1/11

Date: March 6th 2006

Sound recording of William Burt speaking about the Occupation and the years after. They were interviewed on 23/05/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Burt speak about [waiting for digital recording and transcription].

Reference: C/D/P/P1/15

Date: May 23rd 2005

Sound recording of Florence Chapman, née Major, speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 01/10/2004 by Marleen Hacquoil for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Chapman speaks about listening to the radio, waiting for the evacuation and the proclamation of Queen Elizabeth.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/17

Date: October 1st 2004

Sound recording of Maureen Crago speaking about the Occupation and the years after. She was interviewed on 08/10/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mrs Crago speaks about her life during the occupation icluding the rationing and rules imposed by the German Soldiers, her father rebelling by growing tobacco along with growing their own food, rationing, clothes and the Russian Prisoners of War. She then goes on to recount her fathers interregation in 1944 due to providing an outboard motor to people seeking to flee the island and how he avoided prison. Mrs Crago also speaks oft her memories of the liberation along with her life post war which includes her education, entertainment such as the West Park Pivillion, the cinema, the beach,The Battle of Flowers and the International Road Race. She also recounts the rise of tourism following the liberation and later on the increase in the islands finance sector which includes her career in banking whilst also recounting the visist from General Montgomery along with the death of King George IV and the coronation of Elizabeth II.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/20

Date: October 8th 2004

Sound recording of John Day speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 18/02/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr Day speaks about his families decision to leave the island following the occupation after which he lived in southampton. He recounts memories of the war including D Day, bombings, gas masks being issued, rationing along with his fathers job of building spitfires. He also describes his feelings on V E day along with hearing about Jerseys liberation and his families return to the islands following this. This involves recounting his emotions upon his return and how the island had changed in his absence. Mr Day's memories post war include fuel rationing along with his fathers employment and his education which included travelling back and forth between Southampton and Jersey, which was his first experince of flying. He describes his manufacturing of cans with his father who specialised in metalwork, following school which was used for the Dairy Indutsry. He describes the industry in deatil as it was in Jersey and how it has changed and describes the various dairies which existed in the island at that time. Similarly, he recounts how his buisness was impacted following the introduction of bottles and how he and his father had to adapt to this which involved working in hardware repair, coach building along with maintenance and repair of cars and motorcycles. His memories post war include his marriage, property and his memories of what St Helier was like at the time. Morover, Mr Day describes the International Road Race, the first of which took place in 1947 along with the Bouley Bay hill climb and the making of his own cars used for racing. He concludes with his memories of the coronation of Queen Elzabeth II.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/21

Date: February 18th 2004

Sound recording of Basil de Carteret speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 08/11/2004 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr De Carteret speaks about his arival in Jersey following his evacuation from France. He then goes on to desrcibe the occupation of Jersey which involved any service personal having to register their names at the town hall. This resulted in his deportation from the island to a prisoner of war camp in Cherbourg, France for 6 months before being transported to Germany. He then recounts his memories of being liberated by the United States returning to England, V E day and discovering the liberation of Jersey upon his release which he then returned to after which he was responsible for supervising German Prisoners and the removal of various weapons such as mines which had been installed during the occupation. Mr Carteret describes the mood of the Jersey people after the liberation along with describing the continuation of rationing, his marriage and subsequent employment. Moreover, he describes travelling to Switzerland by car and eventually purchasing a property in Green Street in Jersey using a States Loan which had been newly introduced at the time. He continues by recounting the Battle of flowers returning in 1951 for the first time after the and being based at the avenue for the first time along with the International Road Race. He also describes what he did for entertainment post war which include The Forum Cinema, West Park Pavillion and the various holiday parks and cabaret acts.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/22

Date: November 8th 2004

Sound recording of Edward de Gruchy speaking about the Occupation and the years after. He was interviewed on 25/02/2005 by Stuart Nicolle for the Liberation to Coronation Oral History Project. Mr De Gruchy speaks about watching the Allied troops ariving in Jersey on liberation day which he describes as "the greatest day of our lives" when recounting the islanders feelings and sense of freedom following the liberation. He describes his working life in agriculture in which he looked after cattle and grew various crops and describes how island life was affected and how long it took to return to normal following the end of the war.This included the exporting and importing of goods. He also remebers the process of growing the crops and how this was eventually mechanised along with cattle shows returning post war such as the one in Trinity where he recounts winning a prize. With regards to his spare time Mr De Gruchy descibes his involvement with the church, youth work and hosting guests at his home. Morover, he describes becoming a local preacher in 1944 for which he worked until 1990 in which he recounts various events that were organised for the Methodist Church. Moreover, he describes Trinity post war along with various commuity events that took place in the parish. As a farmer he remebers examples of Foot and Mouth disease and the impact this had on agriculture as well as the colorado beetles. He then recounts the formation of the Jersey Milk Marketing Board which impacted his work and also talks about tourismin Jersey post war. Similarly, he describes various holidays both to Guernsey and to England following the war along with the return of The Battle of Flowers.He also recounts his memories of the International Road Race and various visits from the Royal Family one of which involved him being presented by Prince Charles at the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation. Mr De Gruchy goes on to describe his memories of the death of King George VI of whom he had attended his corronation. Similarly he concludes by remebering the corronation in 1953 for Elizabeth II.

Reference: C/D/P/P1/24

Date: February 25th 2005

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