2017 Local History Fayre

Jersey Library are hosting the island’s second Local History Fayre on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January from 10.00am-4.00pm. We are pleased to announce that two of our members are giving presentations this year, the details of which are below.

The Channel Islands Occupation Society

Friday 27th January 11:30am
Press Officer & Tour Guide Tony Pike will give a presentation on the history and function of the CIOS (Jersey) and the fortifications which are in the care of the Society. Tony is the Team Leader of Batterie Moltke , Guardian of the Kriegsmarine MP3 Tower at Les Landes, and is currently restoring a recently excavated Fl 242 Flak bunker. Questions are invited from the public on any aspect of the Occupation.

The German Defences of Ouaisné and St Brelade’s Bay

Saturday 28th January 12:30pm
CIOS Guide Alex Fearn will review the German infantry defence positions and bunkers which lined the bay and will cover the strongpoint, resistance nests and minefields which formed part of the defensive network, using period photographs and reports. The geology, flora and fauna will be explained together with the other landmarks being La Cotte, the Conway towers, St Brelade’s Church together with the German soldier rest houses, German graveyard and a WWII plane crash site.

Tony Pike