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The story of Jersey

Find out what makes our Island so special, read some of the heritage stories and discover our Island story

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The Igneous Origins of Jersey

Volcanic activity is the origin of many of the rocks that you will find under your feet today. Millions of years ago, Jersey’s volcanic orig

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Lillie Langtry 

Every age has its own idea of beauty and in Lillie Langtry we have the epitome of a late 19th century "pinup".  

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Witch Trials in Jersey

The Channel Islands have been described as ‘proportionate to their size, the witch hunting capital of Atlantic Europe.’

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Jersey’s French Occupation

The Occupation of the Channel Islands by the French during the Wars of the Roses in the 15th Century.

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The Battle of Jersey 

As a British outpost within sight of France, an often hostile enemy, the Channel Islands were once a frontier on the edge of a war zone.

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Claude Cahun and Jersey

Claude Cahun (1894-1954) was an artist, photographer and writer. She is best known today for her surreal self-portrait photographs.

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Castles of Jersey

Why has Jersey been one of the most heavily fortified parts of the British Isles?

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Island at war

The Channel Islands were occupied by Nazi forces during World War II, read one woman's extraordinary story.

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Claude Cahun and Jersey

Claude Cahun (1894-1954) was an artist, photographer and writer. She is best known today for her surreal self-portrait photographs.

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