Jersey Heritage has launched its first series of podcasts as the charity finds new ways to connect with Islanders and people further afield.
The three recordings, which are kindly sponsored by Benest & Syvret, enable listeners to join expert guides and discover intriguing stories about historic sites and collections at a time when it is difficult to visit places due to current restrictions.
The first podcast is about the Cold War Bunker at Springfield and the secrets it holds. It takes listeners on a tour of the bunker and shares stories from those who have first-hand experience of working in the bunker during the 1980s, including of the fateful night in 1986 when the Chernobyl accident threated to turn a nuclear nightmare into reality.
In the second podcast, listeners can discover the history of the landmark Radio Tower at La Corbiere, while the third podcast takes listeners behind the scenes at Jersey Archive, looking at some of the incredible stories it holds.
Lucy Layton, Jersey Heritage’s Outreach Curator, said: “We are excited to be launching our first podcasts as a new way to engage with audiences and share some fascinating stories from Jersey’s past. This seems especially important in the current circumstances when we are not able to welcome visitors to our sites in the usual way.”
Nina Benest, from Benest & Syvret, said: “We’ve enjoyed a long relationship with Jersey Heritage and have supported their outreach programme for a number of years. The Jersey Heritage podcasts will provide access to our heritage during the current restrictions and open up new heritage places for people to enjoy.”
The podcasts are free to access and available from usual podcast providers.