12 July 1914 - WW1 Blog - Jersey Heritage

The Battle of Flowers’ Committee have met this week to finalise arrangements for this year’s parade.


The Battle of Flowers’ Committee have met this week to finalise arrangements for this year’s parade. After receiving reports from the various sub-committees, it seems that preparations are well in hand. Hopes are high that the planned introduction of an evening fête will prove popular with Islanders and visitors.

Despite the setback of St Clement deciding to not enter a float this year, other parishes and important contributors will be strongly present as usual. Among the confirmed sponsors are the Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the Jersey Gas Light Company. To attract more overseas visitors next year, the Committee has arranged for Messrs Pathé Freres to film the parade and to distribute the results for viewing world-wide.

Tickets are now available from Beresford Street Library, with prices from one to five shillings per seat.

In contrast to the anticipated smooth running of this local event, comes news that at Buckingham Palace precautions are being taken to prevent a planned event there being disrupted by so-called ‘wild women’. This follows the release from prison of militant Suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, and concerns that she may attempt some form of protest at the Palace.