The S.S. Stella

Feb 17, 2012 by

The Steam Ship “Stella” has entered local history as a byword for tragedy when she was sadly wrecked in 1899 off of Alderney.

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The Costa Rican Connection

Jan 3, 2012 by

On the other side of the World one of the sons of Guernsey is held in such high regard that he has appeared on bank notes and stamps and has made that country the wealthiest in Central America.

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Guernsey Bean Jar

Oct 28, 2011 by

Traditional Guernsey bean jar is traditional winter fayre, especially around Bonfire night or as it’s known in Guernsey Budloe Night.

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1204 – The Birth of Guer...

Sep 2, 2011 by

Guernsey today is an independent crown dependency. How did this state of affairs, common to all the Channel Islands, come about ?

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Flags of the Channel Islands

Apr 8, 2011 by

Many of the flags recall links to the The Duchy of Normandy. The Duchy stems from the Viking invasions of France in the 8th century. It was created by the treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte in 911 out of concessions made by King Charles, and granted to Rollo.

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Victor Hugo’s Exile

Mar 10, 2011 by

Victor Hugo left France in 1851 for an exile that would last 19 years. After a short period in Jersey he came to Guernsey and was instantly captivated by the island. During 15 years on the island he wrote some of his most famous works.

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