Islanders have another opportunity to nominate their property and discover more about its history
The success of this year’s new series of ‘Your Home, Your Story’ (YHYS) talks at Jersey Archive means that Islanders have another opportunity to nominate their property and discover more about its history.
The 2023 YHYS programme, sponsored by Antony Gibb Historic Buildings Consultants, has proved to be very popular and the decision has been taken to continue the free talks in 2024. Nominations are now open for people to get in touch with their suggestions for which homes should be researched.
Stuart Nicolle, Jersey Heritage’s Senior Archivist, said: “Our ‘Your Home, Your Story’ talks have been very well attended and shown us there is a great appetite for house history in the Island. We had a wonderful response last year to our appeal for Islanders to nominate their homes for the 2023 programme, with over 150 properties put forward. We had great difficulty whittling them down but the research we carried out on the homes we chose provided a host of fascinating stories about the people who lived there and the surrounding areas.
“We’re continuing the YHYS programme in 2024 and looking for more homes to be nominated, whether they are apartments, farmhouses, cottages or town residences. We need a variety of homes in different parts of the Island and, if chosen, the team at Jersey Archive will be ready to delve into the records we care for to look for more stories to share.”
To nominate their home, all Islanders need to do is put forward the name of the property they live in, exactly where it is and why they think it should be chosen.
The chosen homes will be announced in January 2024 and free talks will take place on the third Saturday of the month throughout the year. For anyone whose nominated home is not chosen, there will be an opportunity to find out more about its history at the Archive with one-to-one help from staff.