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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.
Date: September 30th 1975 - September 30th 1975
Jersey Talking Magazine No 4-October 1976. Beth Lloyd taking over as editor and producer-talks about moving to the island, working for the BBC, changing the format of the magazine, Gordon Young becoming regular presenter. Gordon Young interviewed about how he got into television. Gardening feature-talking and giving advice on planting bulbs, cabbages, broad beans, different flowers, the growing of fruit, chestnuts, the collection of seaweed for the vegetables. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins presenting-gives tips on uses of cream. Island administrators-interview Island Magistrate-Judge Lawrie Wilde-talks of the difference between UK and Jersey magistrates-acts as prosecution barrister, legal system compromise between English and French system of law, the cases he trys-in the police, petty debts and juvenile courts, is it a depressing job working with criminals-no because a lot of the people aren't guilty. Tips section on lenses, using the telephone for those with poor eyesight. End of Side One. Above the northern outskirts of St Helier stood the St Louis Observatory which was part of the estate of Maison St Louis which incorporated Highlands College and the old Imperial Hotel-now known as the Hotel de France-1886 Jesuits established teaching college-observatory constructed in 1894 with the tower-housed the Jesuits Meteorological Instruments-taken down in 1929 as it was considered unsafe. St Louis Observatory now run by Pere Ray-between 1917-21 a student at the college. Honoured by the french government for his work during the occupation and in education he is a leading expert in the study of seismology-the study of earthquakes. Reverend Peter Manton went to see him and asked him when the island's only seismograph was installed-30th June 1936, strongest and numbers of earthquakes recorded, interpretation of seismographs, how work going to continue after, under head of Met Office, need for continuity, gap in seismology in 1921-father died, goes from 1894, highest and lowest temperatures recorded at the tower, wettest year, earthquake recorder-purpose to study local earthquakes, talks about some of the earthquakes, tour of the observatory to look at the seismograph-explanation of how the seismograph works, Pere Ray during the occupation-at Maison St Louis carried on the meteorological work and allowed to keep the radio, fought to keep going, made crystal radio sets-describes process. Gordon Young tells of how he had been the target for a knife thrower for television a couple of years previously.
Date: October 15th 1976 - October 15th 1976
Jersey Talking Magazine No 5-November 1976. Introduction by Gordon Young talking about the weather. Gardening feature-looking at the seed catalogues-beans, carrots, onions and flowers. Nature-Frances Le Sueur-interested in flora and fauna-talks about the drought-affect on the birds in St Ouen's Pond, rain after the summer-result the pond has filled up again. Movement of birds from Northern Europe southwards for the winter-rarity of an appearance of a honey buzzard excavating a wasp's nest in Fern Valley [?St Mary], asking for advice of what to mention in this regular column. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins giving tips on cooking with eggs. Buying a house-housing problem-Ralph Robbins-island's Housing Officer-main function of housing-allocation of housing stock and provide additional homes, waiting list for houses, programme for house building, wealthy immigrants living in Jersey-value to the island and numbers coming in, people coming in-how classified as essentially employed. Tips for blind people in picking up small metal items, using a nail gun, Braille handbook on the transfer to metric measurements. End of Part One. June Gurdon in Sark talks about the size and history of the island including the arrival of the Seigneur of St Ouen, Helier de Carteret, with his family and tenants in 1565 and agreeing to QE I to keep Sark continuously inhabited by 40 men to defend the island, within 7 years a thriving community had been established, Sark became the property of the Le Pellé family and later Sybil Hathaway-La Dame who became an iconic figure. Concerned with education and health and during the occupation stayed in the island. In 1965 she was awarded the Order of Dame of the British Empire. Talks of changes in the island. Michael Beaumont, current Seigneur of Sark, talks about his life, the length of time he had been Seigneur, the finance, legal and government systems of the island and his seigneural rights. Helen Gibson, teacher at the secondary school in Sark talks about the young of the island, teaching in Sark, the education system and the curriculum. Talks to some young people concerning their lives, future plans in the island, job prospects and the building industry in the island. Talks about the countryside and nature of the island including their experience of catching a chancre crab, describing the beauty of the island, looking out from Sark over the sea and at the other Channel Islands and France. Cottages that the Gurdon's stayed in were run by Miss Allen and Miss Webb-Miss Allen and Miss Webb talks about coming to the island, island life, differences between running hotel in Sark and England and Sark's marine life.
Date: November 12th 1976 - November 12th 1976
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.
Date: December 15th 1976 - December 15th 1976
Jersey Talking Magazine No 7-January 1977. Introduction by Gordon Young and new year greetings. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about cooking vegetables. Gardening feature-talking about looking after house plants and digging for potatoes. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about peewits and curlews with bird song from the birds. Island Administrators-Enfant Terrible and Champion of Causes of Local Politics Senator Dick Shenton interviewed by Beth Lloyd. Talks about his years in politics, his functions in the State, his working life away from the States, bringing local radio to the island and the importance of local radio. Hints for the blind including recommendations for large print knitting patterns and shoes for slippery weather. End of Side One. Part One of a tour of St Helier from the Royal Square to the Parade by Mr Robin Cox and Mrs Joan Stevens. Talk about the Royal Square including stories involving the market in the Royal Square until it was moved, became the Old Market, much later became known as the Royal Square after the Battle of Jersey, the different markets in St Helier, centrepiece the statue of George II-made by John Cheere, Chamber of Commerce building-first one in the english speaking world-1768-set up to assist merchants, St Helier Church-named after patron saint-who was he-Belgian hermit-talks about his life and the history of the church-last alteration just over a hundred years ago, the chapel on the side, the Royal Court and the States Building-the history of the different buildings used as a court house, a building built in 1730 by Philip Falle as a public library, the trees in the Royal Square, granite v sign set into the ground of the Royal Square. Interview by Reverend Peter Manton of Mr Bell, a New Zealand journalist, about life in New Zealand. Humorous story of the Winchester Dragon.
Date: December 31st 1976 - December 31st 1976
Jersey Talking Magazine No 8-February 1977. Introduction by Gordon Young. Gardening Feature-talking with Les Le Vesconte of St John about growing tomatoes in greenhouses, when they're picked, how they're grown, changes in techniques, variety of tomatoes, conditions that they're kept in, cost of growing. Talk about vegetables that they are growing in the gardens. Nature Feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about crapauds-recording of their noise and story about their history and lives in Jersey. Cooking Feature-Margaret Jenkins giving recipes for baking cakes. Island Administrators-Beth Lloyd interviewing Graham Pitman-Chief Administrative Officer of the Public Works Department-part of the Dept of Public Building and Works-talks about how the department is made up, the decision making process, his position in the department, is also blind-talking about how he works within the department, how he got the job, how the job has become more difficult being blind and how he is taking over as the interviewer of the Island Administrator's series of recordings for Jersey Talking Magazine. Details given on cookery books in large print for the blind. Recordings of a party held by Jersey Talking Magazine for their readers including interviews with Mrs Ansell, Mrs Boucher, Mr Sinel and others about the party and the magazine. End of Part One. Part Two of the Island Walk through Town with Joan Stevens and Robin Cox-in the Parade having walked past Briggs and noted its demolition. Talks about the Old Prison at Charing Cross and prisons in the island, the effect of General Don, the water supplies in the town, the General Hospital building's development, the Parade-how it got its name, developments on the site from General Don's era to present day, Cannon Street, All Saint's Church, General Don's monument and his life, development in Old Street and archaeological discoveries about the areas going back to the 1200s, 15, Old Street-one of the houses visited by John Wesley and the state of buildings on Old Street, the Town Hall, the history of Hue Street nos 1, 3, 5 , 7, 9, 11-now the Post Horn Public House, Dumaresq Street and Little Pitt Street. Visit by Beth Lloyd to Orleans in France to find out about the manufacture of perfume by Christian Dior and the history and workings of the company. Humorous story by Gordon Young.
Date: January 31st 1977 - January 31st 1977
Jersey Talking Magazine-April 1977 [March not recorded]. Introduction by Gordon Young and explanation for the reason that there was no March edition. Gardening Feature-walking around the garden and looking at the various vegetables, fruit and flowers that have began sprouting in springtime and in the greenhouse. Nature Feature-Frances Le Sueur discussing the chiff-chaff with an example of its bird song. The history of medicine-a doctor discussing the early history of medicine and the Hippocratic Oath. Cooking Feature-Margaret Jenkins giving a recipe for the making of bread. Island Administrators-Graham Pitman interviewing the Constable of St Helier, Peter Baker-talks about the history and role of the constable, the administration over which he presides, the work of the office and his role in the States of Jersey. Gordon Young talks about Reg Grandin, his experience during the occupation and his writing of the book 'Smiling Through' followed by a reader Mrs Renouf singing the song 'Smiling Through'. End of Side One. Acting out of a German pilot going over the Channel Islands on the 30th June 1940-1st July 1940 on an air reconnaissance and landing at the Jersey Airport linking in to a poem by Reg Grandin read by June Gurdon. Beth Lloyd talking to 17 year old Sarah Patterson, daughter of novelist Harry Patterson, regarding a novel she wrote on the second world war. Talks about whether she always wanted to be a writer, her father's influence, her book about the second world war, the research for her book, her next project and moving to Jersey with her family. The Market in St Helier that was built thanks to a lottery. Di Weber looks around the market talking about the history of markets in Jersey, the building of the markets, the centrepiece of the market, the market during the occupation, the market in 1977, a tour of the market starting in Market Street with a description of the building, stalls and things being sold including flowers, fruit and vegetables, meat, talks to the butcher about his job, talks to Mr Farley about the shop Red Triangle and leaving by Hilgrove Street. Gordon Young tells a humorous story about the market.
Date: March 31st 1977 - March 31st 1977
Jersey Talking Magazine-May 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Nature, Gardening and Cooking Features with Frances Le Sueur, Chris and David and Margaret Jenkins-all talking about the use, growing, cooking and types of herbs. Island Administrators-Graham Pitman interviewing Senator Reg Jeune, President of the Education Committee about the responsibilities of the Education Committee, the differences between Jersey and the UK education committees, the problems for Jersey in the future, the problems of over crowding and the time that States work takes up. Eileen Le Sueur telling a humorous story of being caught for being drunk in charge in Jersey French. Gordon Young talking about the humorous story from the last edition. End of Side One. June Gurdon reading a poem by Reg Grandin about the queuing during the occupation. Interview with Molly Parker, a local artist who paints in the Chinese style. Talks about her art style, how she got into painting, different forms of Chinese art, being invited to display her art in an exhibition in Taiwan and she describes some of her painting and talks of her future plans. Di Weber visits HMS Jersey describing the ship, the activity on the ship. Talks to Mr Philips from Radio Lions about the outside broadcast that they're holding and the captain of the ship about the ship, her crew, the duties of the ship and a presentation of a bell to the ship by the island. Continues on the tour and talks to a sailor about the working of the ship, his time on the ship and his duties. Continues to describe the ship and talks to A V Tinning about the navigation and radar system on the ship and his duties. Talks about the gun on the ship, the view from St Helier Harbour, the flag, the quarter deck, the dinghies used to board other fishing vessels, the accommodation on the ship and the food. Gordon Young tells a humorous anecdote.
Date: April 30th 1977 - April 30th 1977
Jersey Talking Magazine-June 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Nature Feature-Frances Le Sueur talks about wild garlic and the cuckoo with its bird call. Interview by Gordon Young of the television naturalist David Bellamy talking about what drew him into botany, his interest in flowers and the conservation of animals and plants in the garden. Cooking Feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about what recipes you can make with cheese. Beth Lloyd talking to a doctor about the use of vitamin supplements. Island Administrators-Graham Pitman talking to John Lees of Controller of Social Security about the functions of the Social Security Department, the differences between Jersey and the UK, future developments in social security, how awareness is raised of the department's work to the public. Tim giving hints on bath aids for the blind and elderly. End of Side One. June Gurdon reading Reg Grandin's poem 'Little Treasured Joys'. Commander Cruisarr from Guernsey talking about the evolution of Talking Books for the blind. Beth Lloyd talking to Frank Walker, Managing Director of the Jersey Evening Post, about the moving of the newspaper offices from Bath Street to Five Oaks, the printing of the newspaper, going on a tour of the building with descriptions of each room and the printing process. Roy Fauvel tells the history of a gold snuff box recently presented to St Helier by Eric Young which was presented to Edward Nicolle, the Constable of St Helier in the 1820s, who was censured by the States after comments made but received the box as a vote of confidence from the parish. Gordon Young with a story about the muratti.
Date: May 31st 1977 - May 31st 1977
Jersey Talking Magazine-July 1977, Jubilee Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Children from Mont Cantel School talking about they think the queen does, Beth Lloyd reading a reply from the queen regarding the Jubilee Edition of the Jersey Talking Magazine. Island Administrators-Sir Frank Ereaut, the Bailiff, talking to Graeme Pitman about the island's loyalty to the crown, the history of the island's link to the crown and with a message to the readers. Feature finding out where members of the radio team were on Coronation Day twenty five years previously. Di Weber talks to Mrs Hibbs at the Glory and Majesty Flower Festival at Grouville Church which was held to celebrate the jubilee with a description of the flower arrangements and their significance within the church. Gordon Young talking about the beacon of bonfires set alight to celebrate the jubilee. End of Side One. Poem on the queen read out by a child. Experiencing the events of the jubilee celebrations at Howard Davis Park for the multi-denominational service celebrating the occasion with descriptions of the surroundings and the parade taking place, the equestrian events at the People's Park with horse and carriage displays put on by the Coach Drivers Association and the Multina Riding Centre, a tug of war competition, Richard Spears talking to Beth Lloyd about the yard of ale competition and a description of the firework display. Gordon Young finishing with a humorous story.
Date: June 30th 1977 - June 30th 1977
Jersey Talking Magazine-August 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about crickets with noise. Health feature-Beth Lloyd speaking to the doctor about healthy foods and cholesterol levels. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about recipes for sausages. Island Administrators-Graeme Pitman interviewing Sir Frank Ereaut, the Bailiff regarding the history of the role of Bailiff in the island, his roles within the island, the changing role of the bailiff, the relationship between the Bailiff and the Jurats in the Royal Court and the court system and the appointment of the bailiff. Gardening feature-from Jack Douglas and Alf Ippititimus regarding beans and honey. End of Side One. Poem on the occupation by Reg Grandin. Feature by Di Weber on The Willows, a day care centre built in the grounds of The Limes, which had recently opened its doors and interviewed Miss Fairwell, a chief volunteer about the day care centre and interviews with the residents about the centre including Mrs Balleine, Mr Tallon, Mrs Guegan, and volunteers at the centre including Miss Norman and the cook talking about the food served and Mrs Trevor, the lady in charge for the day talking about the centre. Story in a Devonian accent about Widdecombe Fair. The organiser for Guide Dogs for the Blind for the Western District, David Haydn-Thomas, interviewed about smells in the garden, gardening and gardens by the blind, formation of local radio, the treatment of the blind, the Guide Dogs for the Blind organisation and the Talking Book. Gordon Young ends with a humorous story.
Date: July 31st 1977 - July 31st 1977
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.
Date: August 31st 1977 - August 31st 1977
Date: September 30th 1977 - September 30th 1977
Jersey Talking Magazine-November 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Pharmacy feature-Molly Perchard talking about cure and medicines for winter ailments. Gardening feature-Chris and David talking about flowers and vegetables and insect pests over the previous year. Poem about gardening. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about pickles, chutneys and sauces. Island Administrators-Graeme Pitman interviewing Senator John Riley, President of the Defence Committee about the functions of the Defence Committee, the responsibility for the police force and fire service, motor traffic and vehicles and the Immigration and Nationality Department. Tim with hints for the blind on warm gloves and the Braille Radio Times. End of Side One. Feature about the history of Victoria College on its 125th anniversary with Beth Lloyd and Di Weber. College choir singing the College Carmen. Derek Cotterill, the Head of Junior School at Victoria College talks about where the idea of a college in Jersey came from, the need and building of a college, the history of the school, headmasters, royal visits, effects of the german occupation on the school. Mr Devenport, headmaster, talking about his job at Victoria College, development at the school and the school as a public school. Frank Lewis, caretaker, talking about his 35 years at Victoria College, the occupation and changes with the pupils. Head boy Sacha Campbell talks about his duties. Robert Tilling, Head of Art, talking about Art in the College. Sacha Campbell talks about sport in the school including football, cricket, squash. A pupil talking about the Victorian magazine. Sacha Campbell talks about boarders at Victoria College House. A tour around Victoria College with descriptions of the buildings and the floral displays, produced by the Jersey Flower Club to decorate Victoria College for the anniversary, by June. Gordon Young tells a humorous story.
Date: October 31st 1977 - October 31st 1977
Jersey Talking Magazine-December 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young. Nature feature-Frances Le Sueur talking about owls including examples of their noise. Medical feature-Beth Lloyd talking to a doctor about keeping warm in winter. Cooking feature-Margaret Jenkins talking about steaming. Island Administrators-Graeme Pitman interviewing Senator Bernard Binnington, President of the Agriculture and Fisheries Committee about the responsibilities of his committee, administration of the States Farm at the Howard Davis Farm and the work that goes on there, things that he think may change in the industry in the future, the involvement of the committee in fisheries, the possibility of taking over responsibility for food stocks, how long he has been president and been in the States. Mike Le Cocq talking about hints for gardening for blind people. End of Side One. Child reading a poem about winter. In July Andrew Millar who is blind, PRO of Talking Newspaper, a physiotherapist and a guide around Colchester and Marjorie Norton visited Buckingham Palace for a garden party and talks about their experience, meeting the Queen and Prince Philip. Norah Bryant, a picture restorer, being interviewed by Beth Lloyd about picture restoration, the process of restoration and cleaning, the implications of having a picture restored and examples of work. Interview by Philip Gurdon of Joe Rechka, a pilot, who talks about his early life just after the Germans had invaded Czechoslovakia, travelling from Poland to Calais and then Paris, joining the French Foreign Legion and training for war, defending railway stations over the Maginot Line, the Allies losing the war and moving to Liverpool, joining the British Fighter Squadron, ferrying planes, flying over Malta, returning to Czechoslovakia after the war and escaping to the UK to escape the regime.
Date: November 30th 1977 - November 30th 1977
Jersey Talking Magazine-Christmas 1977 Edition. Introduction by Gordon Young with carols sung throughout the programme by Victoria College Choir. Feature-Christmas in year's gone by-Mike interviews a local farmer Mr Hamel (has a distinct Jersey accent) who talks about christmas as he experienced it in the past, the presents he received, the christmas experience in the household, the food that was eaten at christmas dinner, evening spent with other families visiting and singing french songs with Mr Hamel singing part of the song. Merry christmas being wished by the team including Chris and David who are making wine, Frances Le Sueur talking about holly and ivy, Margaret Jenkins talking about making food for christmas presents, Eileen Le Sueur talking in Jersey french, Graeme Pitman talking about the magazine and Di Weber telling a humorous story in a Jersey accent. End of Side One. A christmas poem and a production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens by the radio team.
Date: December 25th 1977 - December 25th 1977