CENTENARY OF PARISH CRESTS
The 12 parish crests are such a familiar part of everyday life – they appear on Jersey banknotes, signs, documents, flags – and seem as ancient and historically rooted as the three leopards or the red saltire flag. They are, in fact, only 100 years old and celebrate their centenary this year.
Find out how a Royal visit led to their creation 1921 and this month the focus is on St Brelade.
Cider Making at Hamptonne
The story of La Faîs’sie d’Cidre, from apple picking to cider drinking.
Jersey Cider Apple Story
Orchards and cider making are an intrinsic part of the history of Jersey. Here we tell the story of the humble apple with images from our community lead Jersey Cider Apple Quilt project, which celebrates the Island’s rich history of growing apples and making cider.
The Story of Jersey
Sit back and watch the Story of Jersey with our 20 minute film which traces Jersey's heritage through the ages.
Battle of Jersey Stop Motion
See how the Battle of Jersey began, who was involved, where it happened and who won!
Battle of Jersey timelapse
Members of the public create a tableau of Copley's famous painting 'The Death of Major Peirson'.
Mrs Fiott's Musket Ball
Discover the story of Mrs Fiott and the story of the musket ball which struck her as she watched the Battle from her window.
A Prosperous Island: past, present and future
Virtual version of the gallery in the Story of Jersey exhibition at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery. The people of Jersey have proven themselves to be shrewd, hard-working, adaptable and forward-thinking. This, along with a degree of good fortune, has created extended periods of economic buoyancy during the Island’s history. Sponsored by Jersey Finance.
Stories of Jersey Granite
Jersey's geology is fascinating - it is unique to the Island, it is unique to the Channel Islands and it's unique internationally. The rocks in Jersey were formed long before life began. Find out about the 700 million year old story of Jersey granite.
The story of St Helier
A short story of the 6th century Saint Helier, told by Islanders all called Helier.
A Jersey Cow
Our world-famous Jersey cow was developed as a breed in the 19th century. But did you know that in Africa today, the Jersey breed is helping families out of poverty? This film featured in our 'Jersey Reaches Out – 50 years of overseas aid’ exhibition in 2018. Film credit: BBC
Economically Dependent: Migrant labour in Jersey 1890-1935
Seen through the photographs of the Société Jersiaise Photographic Archive Economic migrants began arriving in Jersey in the 1820s, initially to fill gaps in the labour market produced by large construction projects.
With the development of the new potato market in the 1850s and the take up of the Royal Fluke (Jersey Royal) variety in the 1870s, thousands of workers were now also needed to work a short 6-8 week season.
Since then Jersey has largely been economically dependent on migrant labour to fill skilled short term positions that the key industries of agriculture, tourism, finance and construction have required. In this exhibition we take a look at some of the earliest photographic records of migrant labourers in Jersey 1890-1935.
Originally intended to be a physical exhibition in the Link Gallery at Jersey Museum, we have adapted the display to a suitable format for the circumstances.