30 June 1914 - WW1 Blog - Jersey Heritage

This summer’s welcome spell of good weather looks set to continue. The pleasant conditions helped to swell the crowd at this weekend’s splendid performance in St Helier’s Triangle Park by comedy troupe the ‘Nightbirds’.


This summer’s welcome spell of good weather looks set to continue. The pleasant conditions helped to swell the crowd at this weekend’s splendid performance in St Helier’s Triangle Park by comedy troupe the ‘Nightbirds’. Its small cast delighted their audience with a fine repertoire of song and dance.

The weather has also helped this year’s potato crop to exceed expectations. With the season just about over, this week saw a further 1,146 cart loads ‘cross the weighbridge’ for shipment to Britain. Although the final figure is presently unknown, the current total for the year is just under 43,000 loads.

The presence of so many horses and carts on the Island’s roads has resulted in an increasing number of accidents. A recent collision near St Peter’s Barracks caused considerable damage to the motor van of Elias Gibaut of St Mary, although the driver of the cart, Elias Le Gresley of St Peter, is denying responsibility.

Meanwhile, in Europe the body of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand has arrived back in Vienna following his shocking assassination in Sarajevo last week. A formal Austro-Hungarian response to the outrage is expected imminently.