Still with J, and almost – but not quite – abroad, it’s Jersey. I’ve been there twice, the most recent time was in 1995 for two weeks of summer sunshine – and it really was glorious. Most interesting, however, was that our visit coincided with VE Day – which in Jersey meant the 50th anniversary of the liberation of the island. As you can imagine, they celebrated big style!
So what do you think of, when you think of Jersey? Probably things that I didn’t photograph! But try this for size:
The Jersey flower industry is an important part of the island’s economy. And they make the island look beautiful!
I was surprised to discover the island has a really chic little racecourse
And somebody made a lot of money that day!
It’s an island of lovely beaches
Castles… (this is Gorey)
But watch out for those waves.
That craggy coast can look austere at times
Here’s St Brelade’s Bay, where I went on hols in 1982
But St Helier is where it’s at. And, as I said earlier, we were there for the 50th anniversary celebrations!
The place was packed and very excited
We were there when the Prince of Wales arrived
And the marching bands played
The Red Arrows had a field day
Parties went on into the night, and fortunately no photographic evidence remains! Suffice to say we went to a 70s disco with DJ Bri-Nylon. It was brilliant!
There’s lots of amazing sights in Jersey and I’m sorry not to be able to show them here, I’ve lost a number of photos it appears. Still we know that the coast is rugged
And so are the men
And who knew this was the resting place of this popular old policy?
Thanks for accompanying me on this little trek around Jersey. Next blog will be back to the old theatre shows, and some memories from October 1981 to July 1982. Stay safe!